What you’ll learn
You will learn how to create a language ecosystem, one that will strategically connect you to dozens of resources. Students will know how to approach language learning in a fun way that won’t be intimidating.
Know what language you would like to learn. With a computer, a journal, and desire, we can teach you HOW to learn a language. Learn powerful tools to gain mastery in any language. Join a community of learners that will support you.
Why do people fail to learn a language? What are the secrets of those who are successful? Come on a journey with Dr. Shane Dixon and Dr. Justin Shewell as they help to explain the science behind your brain! In this online course you will learn about two major groups: those who fail, and those who succeed. By learning about the pitfalls that language learners fall into, and learning the principles upon which languages are actually learned, you will be able to create a language ecosystem that will boost your language learning power. What is a language ecosystem? It is a powerful paradigm that will help you find a community, build up language resources, and use proper techniques. By the end of the course you will have five keys to learning a language. These 5 keys will not only transform the way you think about languages, but also give you access into the world of successful language warriors everywhere.
Who this course is for:
- Learners of all levels who want to learn a language in a natural, immersive way. Learners who have struggled to learn languages in the past. Learners who would like to understand HOW languages are learned. People who are cool.
Three Steps to Language Learning
Professor at Arizona State University
Dr. Shane Dixon is a beloved language instructor and the primary designer of ASU’s online TESOL certificate program, Teach English Now!–the largest TESOL Certificate program in the world. He was recognized by Coursera with the 2016 Learner’s First Award, given to the top design team as indicated by learner reviews and course ratings. He is the author of three books and several articles, including the Amazon bestselling 100 TESOL Activities: Practical ESL/EFL Activities for the Communicative Classroom and The Language Learning Guidebook:Powerful Tools to Conquer Any Language. Dr. Dixon holds a doctorate in educational technology from Arizona State University and a master’s in English language planning and policy from Brigham Young University.
Educational Technologist, Language Warrior
Dr. Justin Shewell has a PhD in Educational Technology from Arizona State University, and a Masters in TESOL from Brigham Young University. He has been teaching English and training other teachers of English for the last 20 years. He has taught English in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. He is the co-designer and main director/producer of the largest online TESOL certificate program in the world, Teach English Now!, and has produced Learning How to Learn a Language with Dr. Shane Dixon. He is the author of several books, book chapters, and articles, including 50 Ways to Teach Online and 50 Ways to Learn a Language (both available at Amazon.com).