How do you take ESOL courses online?


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Online courses that teach English to speakers of other languages are available from websites such as ESOLcourses.com and Mooec.com. Similarly, online courses designed to provide instruction for teaching ESOL students are available from Tefl.org.uk and ConcordiaOnline.net.

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The ESOL Courses website offers courses based around listening tasks, English for work, grammar and vocabulary. The listening tasks, divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced difficulties, typically involve listening to an audio clip of an English speaker. Followed are multiple-choice questions designed to test comprehension. Likewise, lessons for working English test understanding of the language in a business environment. In the grammar section of the website, activities such as crossword puzzles and word searches help illustrate different parts of written and spoken English.

The Massive Open Online English Course offers similar lessons to ESOL Courses, although the site requires free registration prior to access. Specific language situations such as the "Pathway to Higher Learning" and "Lifestyle" sort the lessons offered on the site according to use.

The culmination of the Tefl.org.uk and ConcordiaOnline.net sites differ, as the first site offers an online-only Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification, while the second offers an online-only Master's degree of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University.

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