FutureLearn offers free courses on lots of different topics but tomorrow this course starts – an amazing opportunity to see if you are ready to do an MA in TEFL.
Here is the blurb and the link to join the course. Thanks to Chris Stanzer for showing me this.
ABOUT THE COURSE
What is language? How do we learn meaning in a new language? What is easy and hard about learning another language? And what is the best way to teach English as a foreign language?
This free online course suggests some answers to these questions. It has been developed by the University of Southampton and the British Council, and draws on their exciting new joint online course, MA in English Language Teaching.
The course takes place over four weeks. It will introduce you to some of the latest ideas in research and practice in language learning and teaching. We will:
Explore second language learning and what it means to learn language
Consider language classrooms and how teaching affects our language learning
Look at the use of technology in teaching, and its benefits and challenges for language learning.
Finally, we will investigate the case of English – the most widely learnt and taught language in the world. How has English achieved this position? What are the implications of the spread of English for policy, teaching and other languages?
The course includes quizzes, activities, discussions and videos filmed around the world. The videos feature experts such as British Council teachers, and staff and students at the University of Southampton.