Teach English Now! Second Language Reading, Writing, and Grammar

About this course: In this course, you will learn ideas for teaching reading and writing courses, and how to include grammar instruction within them. Learn how to help students with differing types of reading problems and how to implement both intensive and extensive reading strategies. Learn strategies to engage students in the stages of writing--pre-writing, writing, and post-writing. Find out about different writing problems that students may encounter. Incorporate grammar through the use of noticing and input enhancement.

Who is this class for: Learners who teach English as a Second or Foreign language or plan to. It's recommended that you have completed the TESOL certificate, part 1: Teach English Now! specialization, but not required.

Created by:  Arizona State University

  • Jessica Cinco
    Taught by:  Jessica Cinco, International Educator
    Global Launch

  • Dr. Shane Dixon
    Taught by:  Dr. Shane Dixon, Senior International Educator
    Arizona State University Global Launch

  • Dr. Justin Shewell
    Taught by:  Dr. Justin Shewell, Senior International Educator
    Arizona State University
Basic Info
LevelBeginner
Commitment6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Language
EnglishSubtitles: Arabic
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Syllabus
WEEK 1
Overcoming Reading Difficulties: Dorothy in the Land of Oz
In this module, learners are introduced to some of the basic principles of reading, as well as three basic types of reading problems common in TESOL. Learners will gain insight into how to overcome these basic types of reading problems through a careful understanding of principles such as prediction, involvement, and authenticity.
9 videos4 readings3 readings
  1. Video: Welcome Video
  2. Reading: Welcome Guide to the Teach English Now! MOOC
  3. Practice Quiz: Welcome Guide
  4. Video: Video 1: Dorothy and 3 Types of Readers
  5. Video: Video 2: The Scarecrow Reader
  6. Video: Video 3: Tips for Scarecrows: Meet Ignorance with Information
  7. Reading: Reading on Whole Language vs. Phonics
  8. Reading: Frequency and Academic Word Lists
  9. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5Q's)
  10. Video: Video 4: The Tin Man Reader
  11. Video: Video 5: Tips for Tin Men and Women: Meet Isolation with Involvement
  12. Video: Video 6: The Lion Reader
  13. Video: Video 7: Tips for Lion Readers: Meet Apathy with Intrigue
  14. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5Q's)
  15. Video: Video 8: Summary Video
  16. Reading: The Wizard of Oz: Reading Activity Ideas
Graded: Writing Prompt
Graded: Graded Checkpoint (10 Multiple Choice Questions)
WEEK 2
Reading Strategies: The Tortoise and the Hare
In this module, learners are introduced to two different types of reading strategies: extensive and intensive. Strategies for intensive reading, such as skimming and scanning, are introduced. Strategies for extensive reading, such as reading for pleasure and reading for connection are also discussed.
5 videos2 readings2 readings
  1. Video: Video 1: Meet Coach Hare
  2. Video: Video 2: Extensive Reading Techniques
  3. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5Q's)
  4. Video: Video 3: Meet Coach Tortoise
  5. Video: Video 4: Intensive Reading Techniques
  6. Reading: Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities
  7. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5Q's)
  8. Reading: The Tortoise and the Hare: Reading Activity Ideas
  9. Video: Video 5: Summary Video
Graded: Writing Prompt
Graded: Graded Checkpoint (10 Multiple Choice Questions)
WEEK 3
Overcoming Writing Difficulties: Hansel and Gretel, or How to Literally Get Out of a Jam
In this module, learners are introduced to the writing process, with attention paid to pre-writing, writing, and post-writing activities. Learners also explore the concepts of recursion and appropriation.  
6 videos2 readings2 readings
  1. Video: Video 1: Hansel, Gretel, and the Writing Witch
  2. Video: Video 2: Process Writing: Leaving Breadcrumbs
  3. Reading: Excerpts from 100 TESOL Activities: Writing Strategies
  4. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5Q's)
  5. Video: Video 3: Recursive Writing: Think Outside the Gingerbread House
  6. Video: Video 4: Allowing Revision and Avoiding Appropriation
  7. Video: Video 5: Breadcrumbs Followed
  8. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5Q's)
  9. Video: Video 6: Summary
  10. Reading: Hansel and Gretel: Writing Activities Ideas
Graded: Writing Prompt
Graded: Graded Checkpoint (10 Multiple Choice Questions)
WEEK 4
Writing Techniques: Aladdin and the 1,000 Arabian Nights
In this module, learners are given the opportunity to learn about strategies from good writers, in particular, how good writing is generated from reading, speaking, and critical thinking. Learners are also introduced to the six traits of writing, and the need to consider both voice and audience.
5 videos3 readings2 readings
  1. Video: Video 1: I Dream of Genie
  2. Video: Video 2: Good Writing Is...
  3. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5Q's)
  4. Video: Video 3: The Student Becomes the Master
  5. Video: Video 4: Strategies for Writing to an Audience, but for Yourself
  6. Reading: How to Create Voice in TESOL Writing
  7. Reading: Example Outline
  8. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5Q's)
  9. Video: Video 5: Summary Video
  10. Reading: Writing Activities Ideas: Aladdin and the 1,000 Arabian Nights
Graded: Writing Prompt
Graded: Graded Checkpoint (10 Q's)
WEEK 5
The Princess and the Pea
In this module, learners are given the opportunity to think about how to integrate grammar into a reading and writing class. Teachers are taught the principle of noticing, and the importance of noticing for both learner and instructor. Teachers are also taught about how to enhance input in order to help students notice, and hopefully, acquire language.
6 videos1 reading2 readings
  1. Video: Video 1: The Importance of Integrating Grammar into Reading and Writing
  2. Video: Video 2: The Princess and the Pea (Part 1)
  3. Video: Video 3: Noticing Grammar Problems
  4. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5Q's)
  5. Video: Video 4: The Princess and the Pea (Part 2)
  6. Video: Video 5: Noticing and Input Enhancement
  7. Practice Quiz: Checkpoint Quiz (5Q's)
  8. Video: Video 6: Summary Video
  9. Reading: Princess and the Pea Writing Activity Ideas
Graded: Writing Prompt
Graded: Graded Checkpoint (10 Q's)
WEEK 6
Assessment
Watch the final review video to verify your understanding of the course material. Then proceed to the final checkpoint quiz.  
1 video
  1. Video: Video 1: Course Summary Video
Graded: Final Checkpoint (25 questions)
Graded: Micro Lesson
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