The ExpertRating Online ESL Course
(leading to ExpertRating ESL/EFL Teaching Skills Certification).
Would you like to increase your effectiveness as an English language teacher?
Would you like to go beyond the well-known methods that often leave teachers
frustrated with their one-size-fits-all approach? This course will take you on
a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a teacher, how to understand
who your students are and the needs they have, and how to choose the most
appropriate materials and activities for your classroom. You'll learn how
you can choose and fine-tune the principles that exactly fit your teaching situation.
During the next six weeks, we'll rethink the traditional native vs.
non-native speaker distinction, see why teaching English is so
different from teaching other subjects, and explore innovative
approaches like Communicative Language Teaching and the lexical
approach. You'll gain new insights and ideas for teaching vocabulary,
grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You'll also
discover what some of your options are in designing fair and accurate
tests. And you'll learn how to keep learning and growing throughout
your teaching career. Also, students who successfully complete this
course will receive a TESOL Certificate of Completion.
So join us on this journey of becoming a more reflective and effective English language teacher!
This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Dr. Tom Scovel.
Dr. Tom Scovel
ExpertRating Online ESL Course
Dr. Tom Scovel is a professor at San Francisco State University, where he teaches
courses as diverse as ESL Grammar and Psycholinguistics. Scovel was born and raised
in China and attended high school in India before going to the United States for his
university education. His research and teaching interests focus largely on language
pedagogy, psycholinguistics, and second language acquisition, and he has published
and spoken widely in these areas, including the text Learning New Languages. In his
free time, Scovel enjoys being with his grandchildren and training for triathlons.
An Introduction to Teaching ESL/EFL Certification requirements:
For taking this
instructor led ExpertRating Online ESL Course you need
Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
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ExpertRating ESL/EFL Teaching Skills Certification)
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ESL Teaching Program at $129.99.
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You can buy this ExpertRating Online ESL Course
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In-depth ExpertRating Online ESL Courseware including scenarios and case studies.
An instructor to guide you through the
course and to whom you can direct your questions.
World wide airmail delivery of the hard
copy ESL Teaching Certificate. The ESL Teaching Certificate can be used
to prove your certified status and does not mention the words
An online transcript that can be used to
prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.
How do I get certified?
The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the
ExpertRating Online ESL Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online ESL Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final
ESL Teaching Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the
ESL Teaching Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your
ESL Teaching Certificate is mailed immediately.
What learning aids will I get?
ExpertRating Online ESL Course includes the following learning aids:
24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the
ExpertRating Online ESL Course is also provided
A friendly instructor to answer your questions online
A discussion area to have your questions answered
Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter
Chapter assignments to help you practically use the
ESL Teaching Skills that you will learn during the ESL teacher certification Course.
What is the final exam like?
The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online ESL Courseware that is provided along with the
ESL Teaching Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online ESL Courseware.
What are the course start dates?
ExpertRating instructor led courses commence
every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course
commencement in any month. To see available course start dates,
please click on the "Enroll now" button.
All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.
International travel opportunities, multi-cultural training, and job
satisfaction are some of the many benefits of becoming an ESL/EFL
ESL/EFL is essential
for those people who either live in the US or the UK. However, this
fact can also not be denied that the number of English learners is
increasing by the day. Teaching English as a second language is an
interactive, interesting, informative and fun. It can be carried out
as a hobby, for charity, as a part time job or on a voluntary basis.
The ExpertRating ESl/EFL course brushes up your grammatical skills,
your knowledge of tenses and some basic rules of English that are
required to teach English as a second language.
EFL or English as a foreign language and
ESL or English as a Second Language is usually taught full-time over
a one-month period or part-time over a period up to a year. The
ExpertRating Teaching ESL/EFL Certification will provide you tips on
grammar, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing and
learn the nuances of becoming a successful teacher.
The English language is
everywhere—in music and movies,
classrooms and airports,
newspapers and e-mail. It's the
language of both Shakespeare and
Hollywood. So everyone knows
what English is . . . or do
they? Is it British, American,
Canadian, or Australian? Is it
harder to learn than other
languages? In the first lesson,
you'll explore the native vs.
non-native distinction people
often make about English
speakers. You'll also look at
how teaching English is
different from teaching other
subjects. And finally, you'll
see which aspects of memory are
most helpful in learning a
Friday - Lesson 02
exactly is teaching? Have you given much
thought to what kinds of roles you play
in the classroom? Well, today you will!
Teachers have many roles, including
lesson planner, friend, authority,
coach, assessor, and role model, just to
name a few. In this lesson, you'll
reflect on the different roles you play
in the classroom, the role of English
language teaching in your curriculum and
community, and what factors should shape
your particular style. After this
lesson, you might agree that the best
answer to, "What exactly is teaching?"
is, "It depends!"
Wednesday - Lesson 03
English teacher, you naturally want
to choose the most appropriate
materials and activities for your
classroom. But how do you do this?
First, you must answer the most
important question of all: Who are
you teaching? In this lesson, you'll
think about the faces you see every
day in your classroom. Are they
younger or older? What life
experiences and intellectual
abilities do they bring with them?
Why do they want to learn English?
All these variables will impact how
you teach, shaping your approach and
the activities you choose. One
thing's for sure: It's really not
English you're teaching, but
Friday - Lesson 04
lesson, you'll take a look at some of
the many methods people have used over
the years to teach foreign languages.
Some are hundreds of years old, while
others are fairly new on the scene. As
you'll see, though, all of them suffer
from certain limitations. Are they
useless then? Not at all. In this lesson
you'll explore how, even though the
methods themselves may not help much,
one can still gain a lot from
understanding the ideas that led to
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
methods are too limiting, what can
you use to guide you in your
teaching? This lesson will focus on
general principles that can guide
your choice of classroom activities
whatever your situation may be.
You'll learn about Communicative
Language Teaching, as well as a
number of principles that experts
have developed along the way. Of
course, you're not limited to what
others have done. Instead, you'll
discover ways to select or even
develop your own principles. And
you'll find the freedom to choose
the principles that are relevant to
your teaching situation and let go
of those that aren't.
Friday - Lesson 06
one define what a word is? By its
spelling? By its pronunciation? By its
dictionary meaning? As teachers of the
English language, words are your
stock-in-trade. You must teach
vocabulary, because a language is made
of its words. But you can't really teach
the true meaning of words if you teach
them in isolation and out of context.
This lesson will look at several types
of meaning you need to be aware of and
explore some techniques for teaching
vocabulary items in the most helpful
Wednesday - Lesson 07
other aspect of language teaching is
more misunderstood and disliked than
grammar! Like it or not, though,
grammar is the linguistic glue that
holds words together. In this
lesson, you'll look at interesting
ways to teach grammar, including
using listening, the lexical
approach, the top-down approach, and
context. These approaches will not
only be useful and relevant, but
they might even make grammar
exciting for your students to learn!
Friday - Lesson 08
and speaking come so naturally in your
first language that it might seem hard
to believe that you actually need to
teach these skills in a second language.
Natural or not, these two skills are
exceedingly complex, and each demands
special approaches and techniques. This
lesson will look at how these skills
differ, and then will examine ways to
help students improve their listening
comprehension and speaking abilities.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
majority of English learners around
the world need to learn reading the
most, yet this skill is probably
taught the least. Lesson 9 will look
at different writing and spelling
systems, the problems that come with
the irregularities of English, and
different types of reading skills.
This lesson will also examine
teaching techniques like skimming,
scanning, and transcoding that can
help students improve their reading
comprehension and speed.
Friday - Lesson 10
of people around the world can speak
perfectly well but can't read or write
in their own language. A person needs
years of schooling to develop strong
writing skills—and it's even more
challenging to learn to write in a
second language. So Lesson 10 will
review the characteristics of good
writing, and you'll get some ideas about
how to make learning this skill a little
less daunting for your students.
Wednesday - Lesson 11
Have you ever met a student
who really likes to take
tests? Probably not. And
with all the work that goes
into them, teachers like
them even less! Yet you
constantly need to assess,
evaluate, and test to know
what progress your students
are making and where they
may need help. In this
lesson, you'll learn the key
difference between mistakes
and errors, get some ideas
about how to offer
different types of tests,
and see how to keep them
fair, accurate, and