Online Class: Teaching Grammar to ESL Students

This course focuses on teaching grammar and provides detailed classroom techniques to help make grammar understandable by all students. While we will focus primarily on beginner and intermediate ESL students, the techniques and tips can be applied to any class of any level.

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Course Description

Crafting Linguistic Bridges: The Art of Teaching English as a Second Language

Venturing into the world of teaching without proper training is akin to embarking on a voyage without a compass. In today's globalized age, English stands tall as the lingua franca, bridging continents, cultures, and businesses. As international corporations pivot to English-centric operations and as immigrants seek integration into English-speaking realms, the language becomes an indispensable tool for success and assimilation.

However, imparting the intricacies of English to non-native speakers is no ordinary feat. Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) demands a distinct pedagogical approach, blending the art and science of education. While being a native English speaker is an advantage, it doesn't automatically equip one with the prowess to teach ESL effectively. It's a misconception to believe that passion alone suffices. Mastery of ESL teaching techniques, especially the nuances of teaching grammar, is paramount.

This course offers a deep dive into the methodologies, strategies, and pedagogical secrets that form the foundation of effective ESL instruction. We shine a spotlight on the intricacies of grammar, unraveling its complexities, and offering dynamic classroom techniques that resonate with students across varied proficiency levels. While our primary lens is on beginner and intermediate learners, the strategies presented transcend levels, ensuring versatility in your teaching toolkit.

Whether you're a seasoned educator branching into ESL or a passionate individual eager to make a difference, this course promises to transform you from a mere native speaker to a maestro in ESL instruction. Equip yourself with the tools, insights, and confidence that will not only enrich your teaching journey but also light the path of linguistic discovery for your students. Dive in and prepare to be the bridge that connects learners to the expansive world of English, enabling them to navigate it with flair and finesse. Your odyssey to becoming an ESL virtuoso starts here!

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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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(148 votes)

Lesson 1: An Introduction to Teaching Methodology

In this lesson you will be introduced to the concept and use of the PPP methodology as it applies to teaching English. The lesson will include other important factors such as classroom objectives, eliciting, correction, and teacher-student speaking ratios. Additional lesson topics: Practice Makes Perfect: English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners, Third Edition; Teaching Grammar to ESL Students? Here Are Several Sensational Sources They’ll Enjoy 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Classroom Techniques

The techniques you use in that methodology are as important as the methodology itself. We will look at techniques, such as the following. - grouping and pair work - TPR (Total Physical Response) - student movement - changing the pace - greeting and warm up -boardwork Additional lesson topics: 10 ESL Teaching Strategies That Successfully Motivated My Students to Reach The Next Level; Best Practices for Teaching ESL: Speaking, Reading, and Writing; Several tips for teaching in ESL classrooms 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Teaching "To Be" in the Present Simple

n this and following lessons, you will see an example of a lesson plan and detailed instructions on how to teach the grammar and target language (classroom objectives) in the lesson plan. These are presented to you as teaching ideas. Additional lesson topics: English ESL to be present simple worksheets; Teaching Verbs: Several Activities to Improve Your ESL Lessons; Teaching Simple Present Verbs to ESL Students 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Teaching the Future with Will and Going to

In this lesson we will go over some important aspects of will versus going to, summarize other ways of teaching forms of the future, and explore how to teach will and going to together in an engaging way as part of a specific lesson plan. Additional lesson topics: How to Teach the Future; Future Tense ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets; ESL Lesson Plan 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Teaching Conditionals

We will discuss the ins and outs of the "zero" and first conditional, tips on when and how to teach conditionals in general, and examine a lesson plan on the first conditional. Additional lesson topics: How to Teach Conditionals; An Easy Way to Teach Conditionals; Wishes and Dreams: Making Conditionals Magic in ESL Class 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Teaching the Articles "a," "an," and "the"

In this lesson we will explore the problems students have with these articles, go over the complicated rules for their use, discuss the subject of using teaching terminology in the classroom, and explore a lesson plan for teaching "a," "an," and "the." Additional lesson topics: A Short Grammar Lesson about Articles; America is THE Free Country? Teaching the Article System; Articles ESL Activities Games Worksheets 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Teaching the Present Simple and Adverbs of Frequency

In this lesson, we will discuss a lesson plan on this grammar, explore questions on how quickly you should progress in the English course you are teaching, and learn some teaching terms for different levels of students. Additional lesson topics: Frequency Adverbs Games ESL Activities Worksheets; Several Effective ESL Phrasal Verb Activities That Promote Communication; Several Simple Go-to Activities for Teaching Adverbs of Frequency 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Teaching Phrasal Verbs

In this lesson, we will go over the subject of phrasal verbs and then look at some tips and techniques for teaching them, including several fun activities that can be used to teach this grammar. Additional lesson topics: How Do You Teach Phrasal Verbs? 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Teaching Prepositions of Place and Using Realia

This lesson will tell you about more about the use of such objects in the classroom and provide example of activities that use realia in teaching grammar and in teaching other English lessons. You will learn about teaching prepositions in the context of preposition of place in addition to some new tips on eliciting and classroom techniques in the context of two different lesson plans. Additional lesson topics: How to Use Realia in ESL Lessons; Realia and Flashcard Activities For Prepositions Of Position; Teacher Tip – Realia: it’s not just for vocabulary 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Teaching the Second Conditional

In this lesson, you will get tips for teaching this conditional form, learn some background info that you need to know before approaching the subject, review of the uses of "would," and explore a classroom lesson plan that include ideas for different activities. Additional lesson topics: Lesson Plan 3 – How to Teach The Second Conditional; Teaching Second Conditional – A Lesson Idea; Second Conditional ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Teaching the Present Continuous

In this lesson, you will see some tips about how to help your students grasp this grammar. You will also learn about the challenges of teaching this grammar and review a sample lesson plan. Additional lesson topics: How to Teach the Present Continuous to ESL Students; Present Continuous ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets; Several Easy Lessons for Teaching the Present Progressive 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Choosing and Using a Textbook

In this lesson, we will discuss how to choose a textbook if you have that opportunity, or how to best use the textbook you have. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Teaching Participle Clauses with "Pros and Cons"

In this lesson, we will review a common challenge that students face when learning participle clauses. We will go over in detail how to teach this grammar to students, see how the subject could be taught as part of a detailed lesson plan, and look at some songs that could be used in the classroom. Additional lesson topics: English ESL pros and cons worksheets; Participle clause activities; How to Teach Participle Clauses 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Teaching Comparisons

In this lesson, you will get an overview of the basics of comparisons, learn tips on teaching this important part of everyday speech, and explore multiple fun exercises--enough for several classes--within the context of the classroom lesson plan. Additional lesson topics: 4 Excellent Activities for Using Comparatives and Superlatives; Comparative and superlative adjectives – tips and activities; A Comparison Chain is a great game for teaching ... 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Teaching "To Have" and "Have Got"

In this lesson, we will explore to have versus have got, go over when and how to introduce both forms, explore a lesson plan for teaching both forms together, and check out further activities for teaching this grammar. Additional lesson topics: How to Teach Have/Have Got; ESL activities and games for using have and have got 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Teaching Pronunciation

In this lesson, we will cover various tricks and mnemonic devices that will help you correct your students' errors in pronunciation. These are techniques, tricks, and devices for your teacher's toolkit. Additional lesson topics: How to teach pronunciation – Several tips for ESL teachers; Several ESL Activities for Powerful Pronunciation Progress; How to Teach Pronunciation 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 16 Exam

Lesson 17: Teaching Modals

In this lesson on modals, we will review the rules of modals from the point of view of teaching, explore tips and techniques for teaching them, cover some special aspects of pronunciation and go over activities to teach modals. Additional lesson topics: How to Teach ESL Modal Verbs in Real-life Contexts; How to Teach Modal Verbs; Several Must-use Exercises for Teaching ESL Modal Verbs 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 17 Exam

Lesson 18: Teaching the Present Perfect

In this lesson, we will review some background about teaching the present perfect, learn some specific techniques for teaching the present perfect, and check out how to teach a specific kind of present perfect lesson in the classroom via a lesson plan. At the end, we'll look at some songs that can be used to teach this grammar. Additional lesson topics: How to Teach the Present Perfect; Several Easy Steps for Teaching the Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive; How to Teach Present Perfect Activities and Examples 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 18 Exam

Lesson 19: Teaching the Past Simple: Regular and Irregular Verbs

This lesson will review the subject of regular and irregular verbs, discuss how to teach them in the past simple tense, go over some tips on how to teach pronunciation of verbs in the past simple tense, and explore a lesson plan for an introductory class on the past simple that includes both regular and irregular verbs. Additional lesson topics: How to Teach the Past Simple to ESL Students; Past tense verbs and sentences worksheet with answers ; How to Teach Past Simple – Regular/Irregular Verbs 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 19 Exam

Lesson 20: Songs, Broken English, and Teaching the Future

In this lesson, we will go over in detail how to use a song as part of a lesson plan with PPP methodology. We will cover some additional aspects that any teacher must keep in mind when teaching grammar, such as more techniques for using realia, the subject of Euro English, and the dangers of overcorrection. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 20 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 20 Exam
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Course Title: Teaching Grammar to ESL Students
Course Number: 9770579
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (148 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dana Kristan
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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