Course Summary
Credit Type:
Self-paced. 12 weeks (60 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 advanced ESOL methods and practice


This course is a reading and viewing-based course on research-based methodology for teaching English online to adult speakers of other languages with emphasis given to teaching learners living in countries where English is not the dominant language - an English as a foreign language context. The emphasis in the class is based on practical application of online teaching techniques, building upon the Foundations in Teaching English Online course. Trainees in this course learn advanced methods and technological tools and strategies for teaching online. Upon successful completion of the course, the teacher will be able to teach in the online classroom utilizing effective techniques in building English accuracy and fluency for the students.

Learning Outcomes:

  • explain the difference between English accuracy and fluency
  • identify various online technologies and online resource centers appropriate for the online classroom and online lesson planning
  • create online learning tasks that work with different learning styles
  • apply appropriate error correction techniques in the online classroom
  • contrast instructional strategies when teaching English for specific purposes (ESP) classes online

General Topics:

  • Preparing for the online classroom
  • Goal setting, blended classes, and content production in the online classroom
  • Online lesson plans: accuracy and fluency
  • Error correction
  • Teaching English for specific purposes online
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials