A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 6 months.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Before taking this specialization, you should complete the TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Specialization (www.coursera.org/specializations/TESOL)
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses. It is also recommended that you take the first specialization "TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!" prior to taking this specialiation. When you complete both Specializations, you will submit your work for expert review to receive your ASU 150-hour TESOL Certificate, in addition to your Coursera certificates.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
The TESOL Certificate carries no university credit and follows the standards outlined by the TESOL International Association for TESOL Certificate Programs. For more information, see http://www.tesol.org/advance-the-field/standards/standards-for-short-term-tefl-tesl-certificate-programs.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Upon completing this Specialization, you will be able to:
-Apply English as a second or foreign language theory to reading and writing instruction in your classroom
-Improve listening and speaking instruction through the application of theory
-Design technology-enabled activities and implement them into your ESL program
-Write and carry out lesson plans in our online practicum.
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