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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Teach English Now! Second Language Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (Coursera)

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 [...]
Average: 3 ( 4 votes )

Teach English Now! Theories of Second Language Acquisition (Coursera)

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 [...]
Average: 10 ( 4 votes )

Teach English Now! Foundational Principles (Coursera)

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 [...]
Average: 1 ( 4 votes )

Teach English Now! Lesson Design and Assessment (Coursera)

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 [...]
Average: 8 ( 4 votes )

Teach English Now! Technology Enriched Teaching (Coursera)

This course focuses on the key concepts you need in order to effectively integrate technology into your teaching, without letting it overshadow language learning. Discover current and future trends in educational technology, along with strategies for implementing these trends in the classroom and beyond. As technology is continually evolving, [...]
Average: 8 ( 4 votes )

Teach English Now! Second Language Reading, Writing, and Grammar (Coursera)

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 [...]
Average: 7 ( 4 votes )