21 de jun de 2021
Interesting courses! I am learning a lot. Thank you very much Coursera. I have just completed course 2 and been delivered a certificate but I just can't access my new course. What should I do, please?
29 de dez de 2021
I enjoyed taking this course. Even though I don't like the peer-grading system in general, within this course it makes sense. It is always interesting to hear other people's opinions and experiences.
por Eman A A•
2 de nov de 2017
An excellent course, this course get us to know all about theories teachers use in the past until now and i learned a lot of new teaching methods and how can I use these theories in my classroom ,and I have to thank the instructor Mr. Shane for his professional,easy and lovely teaching way the best instructor I've ever known I've learned a lot from his way of teaching.
por Aigul Z•
13 de fev de 2016
Cool! Thanks a lot for such a wonderful opportunity to have a clearer view of chronology of ESL approaches.
It gives more confidence and understanding what this or that technique is used for. I know much more than I used to and therefore, I develop my teaching and methodology awareness.
I look forward to the next course and hope I will implement it widely in my practice.
por Tuyana S•
5 de jun de 2020
I love how wonderfully teachers structured the material. Everything is made for the learner to comprehend and remember by giving interesting ideas and bright memories. Shain is not only a great teacher but also a great actor. Thank you for making the learning process so engaging and easy to understand! definitely recommend this course for the one who is into teaching.
por Yoshua A H D•
17 de fev de 2018
It is an excellent program that allows current teachers to obtain certification for what they already do and may have learned parts of from experience. Besides that, your given a week to complete courses free, and for those like me who are struggling financially and making pesos, this is really a blessing and opportunity for anyone willing to work hard and dedicated.
por Kaoru V•
5 de abr de 2022
It was very interesting to learn about different approaches. The content was well-organized and easy to understand. I also appreciated that key points were reviewed at the end of each section. I especially enjoyed watching video clips on various caricatures representing the approaches. Thank you very much for putting together and offering this wonderful course.
por TEHMINA B S•
15 de jan de 2022
I am greatly thankful to all the professors who put so much effort in designing this course. It really helped me to learn the technicalities and principles to teach English to the Foreign learner. I'm delighted to be a part of this English Language Teaching community and would also like to thank my peers for reviewing my work and providing constructive feedback.
por NAKITENDE R•
4 de mar de 2020
This course gave me an insight into the approach i may apply according to the different situations and the different learners i may encounter.It also gave me background knowledge about language instruction which i have incorporated into my teaching philosophy.Thanks to my instructors who strive to make me understand at every level of my learning.
por Hector S•
22 de mai de 2021
This course is great in case you want to build or refresh your understanding of English language teaching methodology. It offers a detailed and easy-to-grasp description of the most influential approaches to language teaching and also makes a connection to real classroom activities. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to become a better English teacher.
por Marilia L S•
20 de mar de 2016
I really, really enjoyed this course. As a beginner in the teaching career, it was really mind opening, I've already applied some of the things learned in my classes. The teachers are amazing, and made me really want to have classes with them personally. I've just started the next course, and probably will do all the ones available. Thank you, very very much!
por Thaís F S•
19 de dez de 2022
This course is developed in a really engaging way, and definitely helped me in my teaching journey. It focuses on how theories of second language acquisition are always changing, following a pendulum swing.
The basis of this course made me understand more about teaching techniques, and get a better insight when it comes to keeping students engaged and happy.
por Mariia T•
7 de set de 2019
Thanks a lot to our professors for the material they have prepared in this course. I enjoyed it a lot, especially Dr. Shane’s videos in which he tried to show different approaches (my favorite ones are the Audio Lingual approach and the Affective-Humanistic approach). All of them are true-to-life and funny which makes learning easier and motivational for us.
por Atiqa F•
25 de jun de 2020
I am so glad to finish this amazing and informative course on Teach English Now! It gives me a vast knowledge of different approaches and theories that will help me to teach the second language acquisition.Now I am confident enough to share my knowledge about theories of Second Language Acquisition . Thank you, Coursera to provide us such a great platform.
por Zerrin C•
13 de dez de 2020
I really learnt a lot and revised my old knowledge. As I said for the Part- 1 , it was a pleasure to learn by videos that Dr. Shane taught. The course is well organised and clear to understand and follow the steps. I want to go on with Part-3. I had these lessons before but the presentation wasn’t clear And concrete like this. Thank you for your success.
por Do H A•
20 de ago de 2020
This course is awesome, the instructors are really great, I understand deeper about Theories of Second Language Acquisition and know how to apply for my teaching. Thank you very much Dr. Shane Dixon, Dr. Justin Shewell, Jessica Cinco and Arizona State University for giving me this opportunity. Highly recommend this course for who are ESL teachers.
por Jeffrey Z•
26 de set de 2022
This course is well designed ... it covers a lot of important theories as the title indicates, and does so in a clear and logical (and often fun) way. I learned a lot, which will inform the way I prepare to teach and will engage in the classroom. As a professor of 15 years, I have pretty high standards, and this course met them and challenged me.
30 de mai de 2020
I find the course very informative and useful for me as a beginner in teaching. The professor's teaching style is very friendly and all the theories are explained in a very comprehensible way. I also enjoy reviewing peers' works as they offer some new insights to me. I appreciate all the people who have contributed to this good course. Thank you!
por Adriana S•
18 de fev de 2018
For me it was amazing to discover how language works in our brains, but also to know why and how different theories worked in the past and now was really amazing for me. It really make me understand how education evolves through time and to objectively observe which strategies could work for me. The instruction it is also very clear. Thank you!
por Marian G•
1 de nov de 2016
Thank you for such an amazing course. My dream is to become a certified English teacher, but the situation in my country right now (Venezuela), Doesn't allow me to enroll in a Master's program. This is the closest I will get. I love the way you designed it, and all the information is so current and update I could put it into practice at once.
por C. C•
9 de jan de 2016
It is a very enjoyable course, and anyone should take it even if only for the entertainment value! The professor is a stellar actor and the lesson plans are very well-made. That been said, the final exam is not easy! But it's worth it! :) I smiled so much all throughout this course, having this professor as a teacher was a real treat!
por Cynndi N•
23 de dez de 2018
If you have gotten this far - MY ADVICE: Don't cheat yourself; dismiss any excuse or obstacle that prevents you from continuing because it is SO WORTH IT!! You will have fun in finding out more about yourself and the feedback from peers is so worth you taking a second look at what you thought you were doing 'right'. A++ ASU courses!
por Justin I R•
11 de jul de 2017
It provided me with a clear view of what is going on in the teaching world. Before I had seen teachers that stubbornly prefer one approach. Now I understand the purpose of different approaches and can better fit them to the students I am teaching. Understanding the purpose, I feel I can better understand how to teach each approach.
por Bohdana Z•
18 de abr de 2016
I really enjoyed this course. Professional, fun, filled with tons of useful information. I recommend to take the Lesson Design as well. Then it really clicks, all the theory they teach you is actually applied to all the courses of this Specialization in the videos, the assignments...reinforces the message😉 Great job team ASU👍😊
por Joshimar E d l R•
3 de abr de 2019
Excelentes cursos, antes de tomar los cursos que eh llevado hasta ahora no creia que se pudiese aprender tanto de cursos en linea, pero vaya que estaba equivocado, el Dr. Dixon y su equipo tienen la medotologia perfecta para transmitir sus conocimientos a traves videos y las practicas que se llevan a cabo en los cursos de TESOL
por Deleted A•
11 de ago de 2020
I really like this course. It offers theoretical background and concepts in Second Language Acquisition in a simple way for everyone who may have or not have an academic background. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to be a well-prepared teacher and for any professional who wants to refresh and strengthen their knowledge.
por Roohi R D•
8 de dez de 2019
A comprehensive, elaborate course which effectively contrasts, compares and lays down techniques that modern teachers could use in their language teaching classroom. The teaching models used and demonstrations are praiseworthy in terms of their effectiveness in communicating the gamut of information necessary for the course.