Entrepreneurial Management is a course which provides a comprehensive and practical analysis of the responsibilities of the entrepreneurial team leading an entrepreneurial venture. It begins by recognizing that there are three ways to launch an entrepreneurial venture; one can buy an existing business or one can purchase a franchise; as alternatives to beginning the venture from scratch.  This course explores the factors and issues involved in the three methods and helps students to see how a decision is made as to the most beneficial approach for a given venture.  The course continues with concepts and processes involved in guiding an entrepreneurial venture through the growth period.  Venture growth involves articulating, integrating and achieving economic success and growth through leadership and management skills. 

The online TESOL certification program at Anaheim University is designed for teachers, teachers in preparation or intending teachers. It offers a practical introduction to language teaching and links practice to theory and research. The program offers students the opportunity of developing a solid pedagogical foundation through instruction in the following areas:
  1. Language teaching methodology
  2. Listening
  3. Speaking
  4. Reading
  5. Writing
  6. Pronunciation
  7. Vocabulary
  8. Grammar
  9. Discourse
  10. Content-based instruction
  11. Using coursebooks
  12. Computer-assisted language learning
  13. Learning styles and strategies
  14. Learner autonomy in the classroom
  15. Classroom-based assessment
Designed for language teachers, teachers in preparation or intending teachers, this course will provide a theoretical and practical foundation in the teaching of English to Young Learners. It will cover the key concepts of child-centered learning, teaching techniques for the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), classroom organization, lesson planning, and effective teaching. The course will be taught in a format composed of online learning.

This course is intended to familiarize students with the issues and procedures involved in developing a language curriculum and to enable them to design their own curriculum for a specific group of learners.

Over the last twenty-five years, there have been major changes to the theory and practice of second language teaching and learning. These changes have been driven by changes in educational theory, changes in the way we think about language and learning, and the development of an active research agenda which has provided important insights and ideas for classroom practitioners. The purpose of this introductory course is to provide an overview of the field of second language teaching and learning, to identify major trends and issues, and to show where they have come from, to illustrate, in practical ways, how you can incorporate these emerging ideas into their own teaching practice, and to provide you with the basic skills and knowledge that will enable you to benefit fully from the rest of the course.

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