Jan 31, 2021
What makes these courses is fun are the instructors. I love their role-playing, and they make me laugh sometimes. Not that the material is difficult, but the instructors keep things from getting dull.
Jul 14, 2017
This course has an excellent structure for helping you put together a lesson plan and assessment. I love how each facet is explained so that we can see where our mistakes lie and how we can improve.
By Jia H•
Dec 5, 2021
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By Sarah R•
Jun 10, 2022
This course did provide a very clear, easy-to-follow overview of designing lesson plans/assessments. Everything was well explained with lots of clear examples. This would be a very valuable course to beginning teachers going into teaching regular English as a first language-speaking students.
However, I am concerned that this course falls into the same trap as a lot of other ESL teacher trainings. The model lesson plans and the model demonstration lessons were not in any way, shape, or form appropriate for real English Language Learners, except for the most highly advanced adult students who are simply fine-tuning their grammar and writing skills.
The teachers spoke to their "low intermediate" students in exactly the same way they would speak to fluent English speaking students. Rather than isolating skills, they dumped a huge amount of complex content into a single lesson. In real life if you tried this, students would mutiny.
This does a real disservice to new teachers who have never taught ESL before. One of the hardest things to understand for new teachers is what ESL levels look like. Example lessons could have been taught as they would be for true beginners and low intermediate student. Low intermediate students are not learning how to write a 5-paragraph essay. That is a task that is difficult even for regular English speakers. It just seems like it would have been easy to use a real ESL-appropriate sample lesson plan.
By Weisi Z•
May 11, 2016
The course is perfect, however, since I am a person who prefers more concise information and pragmatic skills, the teaching examples with analyses might seem lengthy and not so efficient for me.
By Andre E•
Nov 1, 2020
The course is beneficial and I am learning quite a bit. However, I would like to see live input from ASU instructors
Dec 30, 2018
It takes a longer time to be reviewed for my submission
By Eric S F•
Sep 26, 2019
I thought this course was overly complicated.
By Margaret P•
Sep 24, 2017
Good class, but a few hassles with this one.
By Jay M•
Apr 5, 2016
videos too long.
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Dec 23, 2016
By Natalie E•
Mar 23, 2016
I feel like there should be more teacher involvement within this course.
By Lindsey L•
May 3, 2020
I AM TRYING TO CANCEL THIS MODULE!!!!!!! in the full TESOL package with 4 modules. ITS NOT APPEARING on my mypurchase page. I need to CANCEL. still on free trial. this has to be done now!!!!! TECHNICAL PROBLEM
By Kea G•
Oct 7, 2016
Ended up not being able to take the rest of the courses I paid for because Coursera kept pushing it back... Start date after start date moved ....
By Luis A•
Feb 22, 2017
Could not get to the fourth course and was asked to pay for it twice.