TESOL Teacher Training: Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
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TESOL Teacher Training: Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

Putting Theory Into Practice in the ESL/EFL Classroom.
4.2 (59 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
295 students enrolled
Created by Tesol Class
Last updated 8/2014
English
Current price: $15 Original price: $30 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, you will undestand the key points of the major learning theories in second language acquisition.
  • By the end of each unit, you will be able to devise strategies for your classroom using the learning theory you just learned.
  • During each unit, you will work through scenarios to assist in visualizing how the theory can play a role in your classroom.
  • At the beginning of each unit, you will perform a "real world" activity which will help you grasp the underlying principles of each theory..
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Requirements
  • Eagerness to reflect upon your teaching.
  • Not a requirement, but a printer will be helpful to print out worksheets.
Description

This course will expose you to prominent learning theories in the field of education today. Since there is no one "correct" learning theory, you will learn the basics of what these theories say, where problems lie in application, and how to use them in your classroom management, lesson planning, and lesson delivery.

This course has been carefully crafted so that participants with no formal education background can easily partake in the course. Likewise, the course has been designed for new educators with no experience, educators with years of experience, and everyone in between. Anyone can take this course!

The dreaded theory course has been made fun and useful for all participants. With the use of engaging whiteboard videos, useful worksheets, and presentation videos, the course is designed to challenge your mind while being captivating at the same time. The course is guided by an instructional design framework created by the author, which is based off several prominent learning theories. So this course is just not a mishmash of activities to fill time, but a carefully sculpted program to guide the participant through a learning experience.

Most educators learn how to teach by methodologies, but now, I am here to show you how to start teaching by learning theory to truly see results in your classroom.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for all educators regardless of educational background and/or experience.
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
2 Lectures 03:43

An introduction to the layout and key information about the course

Preview 02:52

Some of the videos have supplemental files available for download. It is mostly the Pre-Activity and Think About It Questions videos. You can check for supplemental materials under the download icon on the right side of the video.

Preview 00:51
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Behaviorism
9 Lectures 24:50

The pre-activity is designed to provide an experience that mirrors an aspect or what the theory is about.

Preview 00:57

The pre-activity answers section goes over the answers to the pre-activity, and also discusses how the activity relates to the theory.

2.2 Pre-Activity Answers
01:28

The whiteboard animation videos discuss the key details of what the theory says. Since the theories are extremely deep, only the key aspects that relate to teaching are discussed.

2.3 Behaviorism Theory
04:14

The whiteboard animation videos discuss the key details of what the theory says. Since the theories are extremely deep, only the key aspects that relate to teaching are discussed.

2.3.1 Audio Lingual Method (ALM) Teaching Method
02:25

The Think About It Questions section is designed to think about situations or beliefs that are connected with the theory being discussed.

Preview 01:53

The Problems & How to Use section covers the key points of the theory discussed in the whiteboard videos. This presentation points out the problems with actual application of certain components, but also talk about the elements that can be used and how to use them.

2.5 Problems & How to Use
10:16

The Think About It Answers video discusses the answers from the Think About It Questions section. This section is connected with the Problems & How to Use section.

2.6 Think About It Answers
03:37

Reflective Practice is designed for you to think about your beliefs on teaching.

2.7 Reflective Practice
1 page

The Cheat Sheet is designed to write out your strategies for how using the theory. Keep it at work as you start to apply the theory to your teaching.

2.8 Behaviorism Cheat Sheet
1 page
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Error Analysis
8 Lectures 22:49

The pre-activity is designed to provide an experience that mirrors an aspect or what the theory is about.

3.1 Pre-Activity
00:31

The pre-activity answers section goes over the answers to the pre-activity, and also discusses how the activity relates to the theory.

3.2 Pre-Activity Answers
01:29

The whiteboard animation videos discuss the key details of what the theory says. Since the theories are extremely deep, only the key aspects that relate to teaching are discussed.

3.3 Error Analysis Theory
05:38

The Think About It Questions section is designed to think about situations or beliefs that are connected with the theory being discussed.

3.4 Think About It Questions
01:40

The Problems & How to Use section covers the key points of the theory discussed in the whiteboard videos. This presentation points out the problems with actual application of certain components, but also talk about the elements that can be used and how to use them.

3.5 Problems & How to Use
11:37

The Think About It Answers video discusses the answers from the Think About It Questions section. This section is connected with the Problems & How to Use section.

3.6 Think About It Answers
01:54

Reflective Practice is designed for you to think about your beliefs on teaching.

3.7 Reflective Practice
1 page

The Cheat Sheet is designed to write out your strategies for how using the theory. Keep it at work as you start to apply the theory to your teaching.

3.8 Error Analysis Cheat Sheet
1 page
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Interlanguage
8 Lectures 29:12

The pre-activity is designed to provide an experience that mirrors an aspect or what the theory is about.

Preview 03:35

The pre-activity answers section goes over the answers to the pre-activity, and also discusses how the activity relates to the theory.

4.2 Pre-Activity Answers
00:56

The whiteboard animation videos discuss the key details of what the theory says. Since the theories are extremely deep, only the key aspects that relate to teaching are discussed.

4.3 Interlanguage Theory
06:54

The Think About It Questions section is designed to think about situations or beliefs that are connected with the theory being discussed.

4.4 Think About It Questions
01:35

The Problems & How to Use section covers the key points of the theory discussed in the whiteboard videos. This presentation points out the problems with actual application of certain components, but also talk about the elements that can be used and how to use them.

4.5 Problems & How to Use
13:41

The Think About It Answers video discusses the answers from the Think About It Questions section. This section is connected with the Problems & How to Use section.

4.6 Think About It Answers
02:31

Reflective Practice is designed for you to think about your beliefs on teaching.

4.7 Reflective Practice
1 page

The Cheat Sheet is designed to write out your strategies for how using the theory. Keep it at work as you start to apply the theory to your teaching.

4.8 Interlanguage Cheat Sheet
1 page
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Monitor Model
7 Lectures 23:14

The pre-activity is designed to provide an experience that mirrors an aspect or what the theory is about.

5.1 Pre-Activity Questions & Answers
02:40

The whiteboard animation videos discuss the key details of what the theory says. Since the theories are extremely deep, only the key aspects that relate to teaching are discussed.

5.2 Monitor Model Theory
05:09

The Think About It Questions section is designed to think about situations or beliefs that are connected with the theory being discussed.

5.3 Think About It Questions
01:10

The Problems & How to Use section covers the key points of the theory discussed in the whiteboard videos. This presentation points out the problems with actual application of certain components, but also talk about the elements that can be used and how to use them.

5.4 Problems & How to Use
10:46

The Think About It Answers video discusses the answers from the Think About It Questions section. This section is connected with the Problems & How to Use section.

5.5 Think About It Answers
03:29

Reflective Practice is designed for you to think about your beliefs on teaching.

5.6 Reflective Practice
1 page

The Cheat Sheet is designed to write out your strategies for how using the theory. Keep it at work as you start to apply the theory to your teaching.

5.7 Monitor Model Cheat Sheet
1 page
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Information Processing
8 Lectures 18:38

The pre-activity is designed to provide an experience that mirrors an aspect or what the theory is about.

6.1 Pre-Activity
01:06

The pre-activity answers section goes over the answers to the pre-activity, and also discusses how the activity relates to the theory.

6.2 Pre-Activity Answers
01:19

The whiteboard animation videos discuss the key details of what the theory says. Since the theories are extremely deep, only the key aspects that relate to teaching are discussed.

6.3 Information Processing
05:15

The Think About It Questions section is designed to think about situations or beliefs that are connected with the theory being discussed.

6.4 Think About It Questions
01:09

The Problems & How to Use section covers the key points of the theory discussed in the whiteboard videos. This presentation points out the problems with actual application of certain components, but also talk about the elements that can be used and how to use them.

6.5 Problems & How to Use
07:24

The Think About It Answers video discusses the answers from the Think About It Questions section. This section is connected with the Problems & How to Use section.

6.6 Think About It Answers
02:25

Reflective Practice is designed for you to think about your beliefs on teaching.

6.7 Reflective Practice
1 page

The Cheat Sheet is designed to write out your strategies for how using the theory. Keep it at work as you start to apply the theory to your teaching.

6.8 Information Processing Cheat Sheet
1 page
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Parallel Distributed Processing
8 Lectures 16:31

The pre-activity is designed to provide an experience that mirrors an aspect or what the theory is about.

7.1 Pre-Activity
01:33

The pre-activity answers section goes over the answers to the pre-activity, and also discusses how the activity relates to the theory.

7.2 Pre-Activity Answers
01:00

The whiteboard animation videos discuss the key details of what the theory says. Since the theories are extremely deep, only the key aspects that relate to teaching are discussed.

7.3 Parallel Distributed Processing
03:32

The Think About It Questions section is designed to think about situations or beliefs that are connected with the theory being discussed.

7.4 Think About It Questions
01:16

The Problems & How to Use section covers the key points of the theory discussed in the whiteboard videos. This presentation points out the problems with actual application of certain components, but also talk about the elements that can be used and how to use them.

7.5 Problems & How to Use
06:54

The Think About It Answers video discusses the answers from the Think About It Questions section. This section is connected with the Problems & How to Use section.

7.6 Think About It Answers
02:16

Reflective Practice is designed for you to think about your beliefs on teaching.

7.7 Reflective Practice
1 page

The Cheat Sheet is designed to write out your strategies for how using the theory. Keep it at work as you start to apply the theory to your teaching.

7.8 PDP Cheat Sheet
1 page
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Sociocultural Theory
8 Lectures 16:06

The pre-activity is designed to provide an experience that mirrors an aspect or what the theory is about.

Preview 00:53

The pre-activity answers section goes over the answers to the pre-activity, and also discusses how the activity relates to the theory.

8.2 Pre-Activity Answers
01:25

The whiteboard animation videos discuss the key details of what the theory says. Since the theories are extremely deep, only the key aspects that relate to teaching are discussed.

8.3 Sociocultural Theory
04:04

The Think About It Questions section is designed to think about situations or beliefs that are connected with the theory being discussed.

8.4 Think About It Questions
01:26

The Problems & How to Use section covers the key points of the theory discussed in the whiteboard videos. This presentation points out the problems with actual application of certain components, but also talk about the elements that can be used and how to use them.

8.5 Problems & How to Use
05:42

The Think About It Answers video discusses the answers from the Think About It Questions section. This section is connected with the Problems & How to Use section.

8.6 Think About It Answers
02:36

Reflective Practice is designed for you to think about your beliefs on teaching.

8.7 Reflective Practice
1 page

The Cheat Sheet is designed to write out your strategies for how using the theory. Keep it at work as you start to apply the theory to your teaching.

8.8 Sociocultural Theory Cheat Sheet
1 page
About the Instructor
Tesol Class
4.2 Average rating
59 Reviews
303 Students
2 Courses
Foreign Language Education Specialists

TesolClass is a website dedicated to ESL/EFL teacher training. We examine different subjects such as learning theory, lesson planning, classroom management, and others areas of English instruction. We also create online English courses for students learning English. 

The owner and administrator of TesolClass is Robert Davis. He is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Florida in Educational Technology. His research interests involve using technology in foreign language learning environments, and spent eleven years teaching English overseas in various programs. Some of his experiences in foreign English programs as been, teaching general English conversation, instructing pre-service educators in TESOL, training in-service educators in SLA, consulting schools, building courses, writing learning materials, and working with city governments.