Key Principles and Practices of TESOL
Learn the elements of English language teaching with Anglia Ruskin University
On this six-week course, you’ll gain a solid understanding of English language teaching and the key elements practised around the world.
You’ll explore the principles that underpin the teaching of languages before learning the practical skills to use in the classroom.
Guided by the experts from Anglia Ruskin University, you’ll explore evidence-informed teaching and the latest research to inform and guide your teaching practices.
Develop your understanding of second language acquisition and communicative language teaching
You’ll unpack the main theories of second language acquisition to understand the best methods for your learners.
Delving into communicative language teaching, you’ll discover how this approach can develop your students into confident communicators in real-life contexts.
Discover the importance of classroom management
Next, you’ll explore classroom management and how it is vital in ensuring your lessons run smoothly and without disruption.
You’ll learn how to maximise your classroom layout before unpacking the concept of teacher talk to build rapport and motivation.
With this knowledge, you’ll understand how to create a positive learning atmosphere.
Learn to develop speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills
To ensure you can teach your students a variety of skills, you’ll delve into grammar and vocabulary teaching approaches as well as the best practices for developing reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills.
Finally, you’ll learn how to teach in different contexts such as English-speaking environments versus non-English speaking environments and large classes versus teaching one-to-one.
By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and confidence to teach English to speakers of other languages.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Understand the main theories of second language acquisition
- Appreciate the principles of communicative language teaching
- Explore how to teach grammar and lexis
- Develop reading, listening, speaking and writing in a second language
- Explore how to teach effectively in different contexts
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages. It will be most useful for those who have taken an initial teaching qualification such as the Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL and who want to revise their understanding.
It would also help those who are considering taking these courses and would like an initial foundation, or for teachers with experience and some training but who would like to further their understanding.
Who developed the course?
World rankingTop 350Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018
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