I'm really enjoying this course. I'm about half way through. I'm looking forrward to how the various courses in this series take me farther and farther into language learning theories and techniques.
All the theories are presented in an extremely organized way.\n\nThe dramatic representation has been rather memorable.\n\nSeeing myriad theories from the lens of time has helped my knowledge stick.
por Eugenia V•
Very informative course. It helped me to get a systematic view on SLE theories. Yet I wish the course was a bit longer and less dense, for the lack of a better word. Too much information was squeezed into very short modules.
por Paul J M•
Lot's of interesting background to language teaching and learning. The material is presented clearly although the instructor may not be to all students' taste. Keep going, however, as the later courses are even better!
por Sigfried T•
While there was a lot of good content, sometimes the dramatizations were long on performance and short on good information. As an avid debater the Devil and Angel "arguments" were cringe worthy most of the time.
Great content, reviews, and quizes. Dr. Dixon was ridiculous in the videos, which helped me retain the information, for which I'm not angry, but it made me cringe! Ha! I need to meet him in real life.
por Sarah u s c•
There's some unconfortable sexism in some of the lessons. They are dramatizations but still it's not welcoming or funny for female students and would not be considered ok if it was "jokes" about race.
por Ana M C•
The course is well prepared, however, you could include more material to read and more examples about the activities some teachers have already done applying the techniques learned.
por Michelle M M•
I enjoyed all parts of this course except the angel/devil video clips. I did not find them helpful and at times felt they actually were a distraction to mastering the material.
por Victor H•
I was never a good learner of theories...they presented these lessons well. They use many American idioms. If you can get past that, the course is a good learning experience.
por Daniela W•
I liked this course and learning about the history of all the different approaches. On a side-note, there are some typos in the quizzes as well as in the English subtitles.
por isariya s•
I appreciated the animated approach to lecturing (theory sounds boring... I know), but it could be presented in a slightly different way; interview, panel discussion etc.
por Kevin M•
Not happy...the peer review assignments people choose to comment but not grade, honestly I think the tests are enough to show understanding of concepts and approaches.
por Andrea H G•
I really enjoyed the creative way the theories were presented. Some of the presentations seemed a bit repetitive unnecessarily, like in the Angel and Devil debates.
por John P•
Good stuff so far: hoping to get more in-depth about specific types of classroom situations (all that pesky cognitive stuff) beyond just the history of approaches
It was well put together and enjoyable to take. The 8 theories covered are thoroughly explained. The chart infidelity helped for the 25 question exam.
por David L A•
I appreciate the video vignettes and e-enactments as part of the instruction. Many are tongue-in-cheek (on purpose) and enliven the learning process.
por Sophia V•
Nice course. I only wish you focused on the target audience a bit more, and did not asume we all need to be "amused" with weird antics.
por JENNIFER O•
Like the first course in this series, this is very easy to understand and the instructor delivers the lesson as if he is in a classroom.
por Diana A•
Some of test questions are vague and create a kind of misunderstanding. I hope this will be considered as a frienly advice, not a claim.
por Obinna A•
It was quite refreshing to have an insight about the history of language learning and the different approaches employed. Good course!
por Dan B•
The course was well done overall, but I was surprised by the number of English grammatical errors in a class about teaching English.
por Eric B•
The course was well presented and used great instructional design. It provided a good overview of various teaching approaches.
por Martha L R A•
Very well presented. Helped me remember a lot from what I studied in my university and gave me a clearer and new perspective.
por Nangamso T K•
I like how the course was structured, it made it easier to absorb all the historical comparisons of instruction methods.
por GONG L•
The course is perfect . If my friends need this kind of classes , I would recommend this one. But not efriends around me
por Marina T•
The classes were fantastic! Although I found this course's assignments a bit boring. But I am very content generally!