Teach English Now! Foundational Principles

This course is part of a Specialization (series of courses) called TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!.

Through a series of engaging metaphors and stories, prospective and current EFL/ESL teachers will identify, summarize, and evaluate 7 basic language learning paradigms. Learners will be presented information on such foundational principles as motivation, risk taking, two different modes of learning, and balancing the teacher profession. Learners are also given an understanding of basic techniques founded on those principles, such as teacher talk, looking “ridiculous” in order to lower the affective filter, and networking. With these foundational principles in mind, ESL/EFL teachers will scrutinize common assumptions about language learning by comparing how they stack up to research-based core principles.
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Rating 4.8 based on 1,121 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 2-4 hours/week
Starts Jan 14 (last week)
Cost $49
From Arizona State University via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Justin Shewell, Dr. Shane Dixon, Andrea Mürau Haraway
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Education
Tags Social Sciences Education

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highly recommend in 37 reviews

I highly recommend this course to anyone who is or is thinking of teaching English as a foreign language.

I highly recommend this course!

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has little experience or really needs to learn classroom strategies for teaching language, or even teaching in general.

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I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to be a teacher.

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Quality course and would highly recommend to others.

Highly recommend!

dr. shane dixon in 14 reviews

This is an absolutely encouraging and motivational course ever I took.I am thankful to all teaching staffs specially Dr. Shane Dixon Enjoyed the course so much!

i did learn a lot from those two teachers, especially from Dr. Shane Dixon.

This course is excellent, I learn a lot from my peer teachers and every video and test make me a better teacher Dr. Shane Dixon, Jessica Cinco, and Dr. Justin Shewell make the course so fun and engaging that you almost feel that you are doing no work at all.

Dr. Shane Dixon is great!

Thank you so much for this course, and to all the staff who created this language learning website, to the staff behind the scene and especially to Dr. Shane Dixon thank you for generously sharing your knowledge and expertise on this field.

Expecially Dr. Shane Dixon who is an embodiment of what he is teaching throughout the course.

Special thanks to Dr. Shane Dixon and see you soon in the reset of the courses of the TESOL socialization.

The way Dr. Shane Dixon explained the subject is amazing.

looking forward in 14 reviews

I liked it a lot, and I'm looking forward for the next three courses.

Looking forward to complete the entire specialization.

Thanks and I'm looking forwards to starting the new one...

I'm looking forward to finishing rest of the modules.

Looking forward to completing the certificate program.

Looking forward to the next installments.

I am looking forward to the next course in the TOEFL specialization.

Very happy I signed up for this course, and I am looking forward to the next class in the series.

teach english now in 13 reviews

Thank you Teach English Now Team...

A bit on the easy side but still very good info for upcoming CELTA teachers like me :) I have learnt a lot from doing the modules for Teach English Now.

I'm very happy to take the course @Teach English Now @Very well elaborated videos and it is not boring to watch.

Teach English Now!

It has been a truly enriching experience to participate and complete Course 1 of Teach English Now!

I have taken an online advance TESOL certificate but unlike it, TEACH ENGLISH NOW!

I enjoyed leaning this course.It helped me to recollect my teaching experiences into the theories taught by my instructors of the Teach English Now; and share experiences of the teachers from the global society of education who participated in the course.

I had a very positive experience with Teach English now.

foundational principles in 13 reviews

Not only did I learn the foundational principles of EFL instruction, but simply watching HOW this whole course was setup, executed, and designed has been a learning experience in and of itself.

From this course We can know some detail about teach English,and this foundational principles will apply in our work.

excellent It's marvelous The class is definitely what it claims - an overview of foundational principles.

Foundational Principles because it allowed me to relearn concepts I studied some time ago, read about new ideas for ESL, and connect with classmates from all over the world.

Now, I'm almost at the end of part 2 of this course, and finally, I have a better understanding some this foundational principles.

The foundational principles are so helpful in dealing with issues on how to deal on ample time for acquiring the language.

I really enjoyed the course, I had a great experience and learnt a lot over the weeks with this Foundational Principles.

Thank you Great course that introduces the foundational principles required to teach english efficiently.

highly recommended in 11 reviews

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended for budding teachers.

Highly recommended It will surely adds something new to you I really love this course.

- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

I cannot wait to start the next one but I think the next is more difficult.Highly recommended course Thank you for giving me this precious courseI have learned a lot of things from youThank you for your effort.

this course is the best A very fine tuned course, no unnecessary information, close to practice approach.Highly recommended to anyone.

It is highly recommended.

Highly recommended for everyone who is going to teach and learn English This course is more than helpful for any future teacher or teacher who teaches.

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Rating 4.8 based on 1,121 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 2-4 hours/week
Starts Jan 14 (last week)
Cost $49
From Arizona State University via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Justin Shewell, Dr. Shane Dixon, Andrea Mürau Haraway
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Education
Tags Social Sciences Education