Shane Dixon




I am the academic lead/director of small and large programs here at Global Launch. One recent training program, Project 100,000 Strong, is a presidential initiative signed by President Barack Obama that brought thousands of students to the United States, with the largest cohort (over 500 students) to Arizona State. These students were given English-capacity training and were given skills that could translate to the workplace and academic communities throughout Mexico.

Another training program, from The Peruvian Ministry of Education, sent 235 English teachers to ASU for improved English and English teaching skills. This was the largest single group of teachers for teacher training ever sent by Peru to any one locale. ASU is a leader in recognizing that scale and quality are not mutually exclusive terms.

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Aug 21st 2017

This course focuses on the key concepts you need in order to effectively integrate technology into your teaching, without letting it overshadow language learning.

Average: 7.8 (4 votes)
Aug 14th 2017

Learners will be introduced to designing lesson plans based on principles and knowledge of learning objectives, assessment plans, methods, materials, and learning activities. Learners will find and prepare appropriate teaching materials through careful analysis, adaptation and creation of professional resources. Learners will also reflect on the cohesion between lesson design and teaching philosophies.

Average: 7 (7 votes)
Aug 14th 2017

Through a series of engaging metaphors and stories, prospective and current EFL/ESL teachers will identify, summarize, and evaluate 7 basic language learning paradigms. Learners will be presented information on such foundational principles as motivation, risk taking, two different modes of learning, and balancing the teacher profession. Learners are also given an understanding of basic techniques founded on those principles, such as teacher talk, looking “ridiculous” in order to lower the affective filter, and networking. With these foundational principles in mind, ESL/EFL teachers will scrutinize common assumptions about language learning by comparing how they stack up to research-based core principles.

Average: 6.1 (7 votes)

Aug 14th 2017

In this course learners are introduced to second or foreign language theories and practices for teaching and assessing listening, speaking, and pronunciation. Learners will also be introduced to basic studies in second language acquisition and their pedagogical implications. Teachers will be invited to recognize the importance of grounding their own teaching philosophy through an examination of purpose, content, and technique.

Average: 6 (15 votes)
Aug 7th 2017

In this course, you will learn ideas for teaching reading and writing courses, and how to include grammar instruction within them. Learn how to help students with differing types of reading problems and how to implement both intensive and extensive reading strategies. Learn strategies to engage students in the stages of writing--pre-writing, writing, and post-writing.

Average: 4.4 (5 votes)
Jul 31st 2017

In this course, you will be introduced to some of the challenges of teaching and learning listening and speaking, such as paralinguistics, performance variables, reduced and regional forms, and differing types of oral discourse. Don't worry--you'll learn what those mean, too! Then you'll learn how to ease the acquisition of listening and speaking for your students. The course also highlights the powerful opportunity to include pronunciation in listening and speaking classes and offers strategies to incorporate pronunciation activities.

Average: 7.4 (7 votes)