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 free ALISON online course introduces the essential learning theories and practices needed to be a TESL instructor. The course includes: the needs of adult ESL learners; the learning styles of students; facilitating intercultural communication; increasing student comprehension; preparing for and conducting a lesson; creating a lesson plan; classroom management; and, conducting tests.
This free online 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.