Teaching Grammar to ESL Students

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Course Description

The difference between learning the basics of teaching versus going into a classroom untrained is like the difference between night and day.  Whether for business or pleasure, English is the main go-to language for international communication. International businesses are increasingly changing over to English for their day-to-day operations and immigrants to English-speaking countries need English reading and writing skills for work and to become full members of society.

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) is a specialized skill in the field of education. ESL teaching is often done by teachers who don't necessarily have advanced degrees and/or by volunteers, but the idea that a native speaker of English can easily be a teacher without any training is simply not true. Even experienced and certified teachers from other fields will benefit from knowing the unique challenges of teaching grammar and learning the special skills in teaching ESL.

This course features lessons on methodology and other related subjects that teachers need to know before they enter a classroom. 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. Learning and understanding the basics of teaching English before going into a classroom will give you the confidence needed to help others learn as well as give your students the best chance to succeed. 
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Course Lessons

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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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: Teaching Grammar to ESL Students? Here Are 4 Sensational Sources They?ll Enjoy
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction
  • Complete: 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 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: 10 ESL Teaching Strategies That Successfully Motivated My Students To Reach The Next Level; 10 tips for teaching in ESL classrooms; Best Practices for Teaching ESL: Speaking, Reading, and Writing
  • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Teaching Simple Present Verbs to ESL Students; Teaching Verbs: 5 Activities to Improve Your ESL Lessons
  • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: How to Teach the Future; ESL Lesson Plan - Future Tenses "Going to" vs. "Will"; Future Tense ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets
  • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: How to Teach Conditionals; Wishes and Dreams: Making Conditionals Magic in ESL Class; An Easy Way to Teach Conditionals
  • Complete: 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." 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: A Short Grammar Lesson about Articles; Articles ESL Activities Games Worksheets - Teach This; America is THE Free Country? Teaching the Article System
  • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Frequency Adverbs Games ESL Activities Worksheets - Teach This; 11 Simple Go-to Activities for Teaching Adverbs of Frequency; 5 Effective ESL Phrasal Verb Activities That Promote Communication
  • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Tips for Teachers: Phrasal verbs ? our top tips and favourite classroom activities; How Do You Teach Phrasal Verbs?
  • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: How to Use Realia in ESL Lessons; Teacher Tip ? Realia: it?s not just for vocabulary; Realia And Flashcard Activities For Prepositions Of Position
  • Complete: 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. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Lesson Plan #3 ? How to Teach The Second Conditional; Second Conditional ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets; Teaching Second Conditional ? A Lesson Idea
  • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: How to Teach the Present Continuous to ESL Students; 7 Easy Lessons for Teaching the Present Progressive; Present Continuous ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets
  • Complete: 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
  • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: English ESL pros and cons worksheets; How To Teach Participle Clauses; Participle clause activities
  • Complete: 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. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: 4 Excellent Activities for Using Comparatives and Superlatives; A Comparison Chain is a great game for teaching ... - Easy ESL Games; Comparative and superlative adjectives ? tips and activities
  • Complete: 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. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How To Teach Have/Have Got; ESL activities and games for using have and have got
  • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to teach pronunciation ? 5 tips for ESL teachers; 10 ESL Activities for Powerful Pronunciation Progress
  • Complete: 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. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: How to Teach ESL Modal Verbs in Real-life Contexts; 5 Must-use Exercises for Teaching ESL Modal Verbs; How to Teach Modal Verbs
  • Complete: 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. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: How to Teach the Present Perfect; How to Teach Present Perfect Activities and Examples; 5 Easy Steps for Teaching the Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive
  • Complete: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Teach the Past Simple to ESL Students; How to Teach Past Simple ? Regular/Irregular Verbs
  • Complete: 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
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  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 20 Exam
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Course Title: Teaching Grammar to ESL Students
Course Number: 9770579
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Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (37 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To (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
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $65.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $90.00

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