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    Compose your own teaching tips

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    Create a complete plan for a single lesson

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    Manage your classroom schedule

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    Teach English with confidence

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

12 hours to complete

Introduction to Capstone and Philosophy of Teaching

Welcome to Module 1 of the Capstone Project for Teach English Now!: Part I. We know that you have worked hard to get to this point in the specialization and are anxious to apply all you have learned. In the first module of this course, you will be designing and writing your own personal Teaching Philosophy. You will be reflecting on everything you've learned thus far to work through a variety of tasks and peer reviews to perfect your Teaching Philosophy. Make sure to refer back to the previous courses as needed. Good Luck!

6 videos (Total 127 min), 12 readings, 5 quizzes
6 videos
Teacher 1 Observation (Nancy)47m
Teacher 2 Observation (Karen) - Part 119m
Teacher 2 Observation (Karen) - Part 219m
Teacher 2 Observation (Karen) - Part 319m
Teacher 2 Observation (Karen) - Part 411m
12 readings
Welcome to the Teach English Now! MOOC10m
Academic Integrity10m
Reading 1: Personal Teaching Philosophy Overview10m
Reading 2: Tips for Writing a Teaching Philosophy10m
Sample Teaching Philosophy10m
Reading 3: Teaching Purpose10m
Reading 4: Personal Teaching Style10m
Reading 5: Teaching Techniques10m
Reading 6: Observation Instructions10m
Teacher Observation Summary Form10m
Teacher 1 Lesson Plan (Nancy)10m
Teacher 2 Lesson Plan (Karen)10m
1 practice exercise
Welcome Guide10m
13 hours to complete

Lesson Planning, Part I

In Module 2, you'll be building the first part of a 50-60 minute lesson plan.

4 videos (Total 76 min), 9 readings, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Teacher 3 Observation (Ipek) - Part 218m
Teacher 3 Observation (Ipek) - Part 318m
Teacher 3 Observation (Ipek) - Part 419m
9 readings
Reading 1: Creating Teaching Objectives10m
Reading 2: The Big Picture Plan10m
Reading 3: Download the Lesson Plan Template10m
Reading 4: Creating Warm Up Activities10m
Reading 5: Creating an Objective Discussion10m
Reading 6: Effectively Presenting Instruction and Modeling10m
Reading 7: Observation Instructions10m
Reading 8: Teacher Observation Summary Form10m
Teacher 3 Lesson Plan (Ipek)10m
10 hours to complete

Lesson Planning, Part II

In Module 3, you'll be building the second part of a 50-60 minute lesson plan.

3 videos (Total 67 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Teacher 4 Observation (Carol) - Part 220m
Teacher 4 Observation (Carol) - Part 327m
6 readings
Reading 1: Creating Guided Practice Activities10m
Reading 2: Creating Independent Practice Activities10m
Reading 3: Assessment Creation10m
Observation Instructions10m
Reading 5: Teacher Observation Summary Form10m
Teacher 4 Lesson Plan (Carol)10m
9 hours to complete

One Week Lesson Plan

In Module 4, you'll create a one week lesson plan.

3 videos (Total 74 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Teacher 5 Observation (Jacqueline) - Part 223m
Teacher 5 Observation (Jacqueline) - Part 328m
8 readings
Reading 1: One Week Lesson Plan Overview10m
Reading 2: The Importance of Objectives and Assessments10m
Reading 3: Mapping Out Weekly Lesson Plans10m
Reading 4: Tips for Weekly Lesson Planning10m
One Week Lesson Plan Template10m
Observation Instructions10m
Teacher Observation Summary Form10m
Teacher 5 Lesson Plan (Jacqueline)10m
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Top reviews from Teach English Now! Capstone Project 1

Intensive practice course
Application focused instruction
By DAMar 14th 2018

I accomplished and learned so much from the first part of this course. I cannot wait to start on the second part. Thanks to Dr. Dixon and his colleagues for a great ESL certification journey.

By ASJan 26th 2017

This course is a butt-kicker, but well worth the time spent. It forced me to get the hard stuff over with, and the feedback on got on my mini teaching demonstration was beyond helpful.



Dr. Shane Dixon

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch

Dr. Justin Shewell

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University

Jessica Cinco

International Educator
Global Launch

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it....

About the TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Specialization

Demonstrate basic foundational principles, recognize second or foreign language learning theories, and design and plan lessons to teach English as a second or foreign language effectively. This specialization is the first of two specializations that make up the TESOL Certificate from Arizona State University. In this specialization, you will learn about the basic foundational principles of language acquisition and the basic techniques founded upon those principles. It will describe second or foreign language theories, and basic studies in second language acquisition and their pedagogical implications. It will elaborate upon basic design for lesson plans and provide access to professional resources. In the final Capstone Project, in collaboration with Arizona State University’s Global Launch, you will apply the skills you learned by designing a lesson plan which includes learning outcomes, assessments, materials, classroom management techniques and the learning activities themselves. When you complete this specialization, go on to the second specialization in order to complete your TESOL certificate experience!...
TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

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