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Duration

6 weeks (2-4 hours/week)

Price

Affiliation

Arizona State University

Certification

Available

Instructor

Andrea Mürau Haraway

Dr. Justin Shewell

Dr. Shane Dixon

Emilia Gracia

Skills you will learn

Motivation, Research

About this course

Through a series of engaging metaphors and stories, prospective and current EFL/ESL teachers will identify, summarize, and evaluate 7 basic language learning paradigms. Learners will be presented information on such foundational principles as motivation, risk taking, two different modes of learning, and balancing the teacher profession. Learners are also given an understanding of basic techniques founded on those principles, such as teacher talk, looking “ridiculous” in order to lower the affective filter, and networking. With these foundational principles in mind, ESL/EFL teachers will scrutinize common assumptions about language learning by comparing how they stack up to research-based core principles.

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