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Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

Education

Free Course
Become a Teaching English as a Second Language instructor and learn how to create effective ESL lesson plans and more in this free course.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Publisher

    Marina Arshavskiy

Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

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Description
Outcome
Certification

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English is the international language of business and opens up many opportunities to non-native speakers. Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) instructors provide a valuable service to immigrants in English-speaking countries.
This course introduces the essential learning theories and practices needed to be a TESL instructor. The course details the needs of adult ESL learners, the learning styles of students, and how to facilitate intercultural communication in the classroom. Following this, it describes the activities and exercises that increase student comprehension of the English language. Finally it explains how to prepare for and conduct a lesson including creating a lesson plan, classroom management, and conducting tests.
This course is ideal for fluent English speakers who wish to teach the English language in an English-speaking country. It will also be of interest to people who are considering teaching English as a foreign language or anyone who wants to know more about teaching and learning theories.

After completing this course you will be able to: – Describe adult learning theories and utilise these theories in an ESL lesson; – Explain and utilise language teaching methods in ESL instruction; – Describe the five stages of Second Language Acquisition and facilitate these stages in ESL lessons; – Explain and employ ESL classroom management strategies; – Create effective ESL lesson plans; – Deliver ESL grammar lessons that meet the needs of ESL learners; – Create effective assessments that meet required standards of validity and reliability;

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers – include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop . For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs . If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard . For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page .

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    Specialized Online TEFL/TESOL Certificate

    Teaching English Online

    Professional development for TEFL/TESOL teachers seeking advanced training in teaching English online.

    Accredited by:

    U.S. Department of Education
    Recognized Agency

    (Earn 5-10 CEUs)

    Stand out as an English language professional in the rapidly-growing field of teaching English online! Bridge’s Teaching English Online Certification program is a two-part series consisting of the Foundations in Teaching English Online course (can be taken individually) followed by the Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online course. Successful completion of these two courses grants a 100-hour TEFL/TESOL certification.

    No previous TEFL certification or teaching experience is required. This course is perfect for those new to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) as well as experienced teachers looking to gain new skills. Best of all, this course fits your busy schedule; it’s self-paced, with a 3-month time frame for completion. Log in and work whenever it’s convenient for you!

    Qualify for more jobs with this Specialized Certification! 

    Enhance your TEFL credentials with Specialized Certification!

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Online learners

    Explain the rapid use of technology and its role as an educational platform to learn English.

    Online learners
    Describe the attributes of the online learners and the implications in the virtual classroom.

    Online learners
    Differentiate and amend instructional strategies to use in the online classroom.


    Develop lesson plans that integrate the second language acquisition with educational theory.

    Teaching English Online

    50-Hour
    Foundations in
    Teaching English Online

    (5 CEUs)

    Learn the theory and methods of teaching English in a virtual classroom in this introductory course.

    • Module 1 – Introduction to Teaching English Online
    • Module 2 – Second Language Acquisition Theory and Methods
    • Module 3 – Teaching English Online to Children and Adults
    • Module 4 – Technology and Tools for the Virtual Classroom
    • Module 5 – Lesson Planning, Administration, and Assessment

    Total Price:

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    100-Hour
    Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online

    (10 CEUs)

    Take your training to the next level– master lesson planning and other practical skills for teaching online.

    • Module 1 – Introduction to Teaching English Online
    • Module 2 – Second Language Acquisition Theory and Methods
    • Module 3 – Teaching English Online to Children and Adults
    • Module 4 – Technology and Tools for the Virtual Classroom
    • Module 5 – Lesson Planning, Administration, and Assessment
    • Module 6 – Preparing for the Online Classroom
    • Module 7 – Learning Styles
    • Module 8 – Online Lessons Plans: Accuracy and Fluency
    • Module 9 – Error Correction
    • Module 10 – Teaching English Online to Special Groups

    Total Price:

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    Start with the Foundations, Advance your training later!

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    Get certified at your own pace! You have the option to enroll in the 50-Hour Foundations in Teaching English Online Certification now and add the 50-Hour Advanced Methods in Teaching Online Certification later.

    Or you may register for the full 100-hour, two-part Advanced Certification course from the start (which includes the Foundations course). You can also add the 50 or 100-Hour Teaching English Online Certification to any other BridgeTEFL certification to specialize your training and increase your total number of certificate hours.

    TEFL CERTIFICATION AND CEUs

    Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit, continuing education programs. BridgeTEFL is accredited by ACCET (the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training), and any ACCET-approved Bridge course, including our online TEFL programs, can be taken for 1 CEU per 10 hours of TEFL course instruction.

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    FAQs

    • How long do I have to complete a Specialized Certificate course?

      You will have 3 months from the day you enroll in your Specialized Certificate to complete it. (Most students finish the course sooner – in four to six weeks.)

      If you sign up Specialized Certificate along with one of our TEFL courses, we recommend you first complete your general TEFL course and then start your Specialized Certificate course. You will then have 3 months from the day you begin your Specialized Course to complete it.

    • What if I don’t finish my Specialized Certificate course within 3 months?

      If you don’t finish in time for any reason, you can purchase an extension to complete your Specialized Certificate course, either before it expires or for up to one year after expiration. Extensions cost $100 for an additional 3 months. Please note that once your course/extension has expired, you will no longer have access to the course.

    • What are the requirements to take this course?

      To take Bridge Specialized Certificates, you must be at least 18 years old. If you are not a native English speaker, we recommend an advanced level of proficiency (C1) in order to successfully complete the course.

    • Can I take this course on its own or do I have to add it to one of your TEFL certificates?

      You can take our Teaching English Online courses on their own, and many students do so in order to complement general TEFL certification or teaching experience they already have. These courses may also be added on to your enrollment in any BridgeTEFL course (in which case, your final TEFL certificate will reflect the total number of Bridge hours completed.)

    • Can I take more than one Specialized Certificate?

      Yes, you may sign up for as many as you like. We recommend you complete one certificate course before beginning the 3-month timeline on the next one.

    • Do I need a textbook for the Specialized Certificate courses?

      No. All the materials you will need to complete your course are available 100% online. You can complete these courses from anywhere in the world with Internet connection.

    • Is there a tutor in this course?

      Yes. In this self-study course, you will have a tutor available to answer any questions you have and also to provide feedback and a grade on your written assignments.

    • What grade do I need to pass a Specialized Certificate course?

      You must earn a minimum of 70% on your course assignments/final exam, in order to pass and receive your Specialized Certification.

    • How will I receive my Specialized Certificate after I complete my course?

      Upon successful completion of your Specialized Certificate course, you can download and print your certificate from our online certificate verification portal for free. You may also order a hard copy certificate mailed to you anywhere in the world for an additional fee. Click here to view fees for hard copy certificate orders.

    • Can I earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course?

      Yes! Our online TEFL courses are ACCET -accredited and may be taken for CEUs. You earn 1 CEU for every 10 hours of TEFL certification. For example, an online TEFL course of 100 hours would be eligible for 10 CEUs. Click here to learn more about CEUs.

    About the Certificate

    Upon successful completion of your Specialized Certificate in Teaching English Online course, you can download and print your certificate from our online certificate verification portal for free. You may also order a hard copy certificate mailed to you anywhere in the world for an additional fee. Click here to view fees for hard copy certificate orders.

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    Please note that if you add Specialized Certificates to a general BridgeTEFL course, such as TEFLOnline.com or the IDELT – Online, your final certificate will reflect the total number of hours completed. For example, if you added the Foundations in Teaching English Online Certificate (50 hours) to the IDELT – Online (150 hours), you would receive a 200-hour TEFL certificate, like this one:

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    Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training.
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    Cambridge Authorized Center for Teacher Awards

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    AAIEP – American Association of Intensive English Programs

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