Easy Courses to Help You

Know the Key Elements

of Linguistics

& Language Teaching


Learn to Teach English 

with Confidence

Meaning, & Purpose

Easy Courses to Help You
Know the Key Elements
of Linguistics
& Language Teaching


Learn to Teach English
with Confidence
Meaning, & Purpose

To be a great English language teacher, you need to master the basics. But there are problems. Textbooks often...


(1) Use dry and hard academic language. (2) Teach many ideas that you cannot use. (3) Don't focus on the key elements you need. (4) Give you too much information.

At Elemental Linguistics, you get general linguistics and English language teaching made simple. You can learn...


(1) Easy, even if you're not a native speaker. (2) Language teaching and linguistics in clear language. (3) Only the most helpful ideas that you need to know. (4) Effective activities that have unlimited variations.

Meet your teacher, Joseph (Joey) Poulshock, PhD, Linguistics


With 20+ years experience, Joey feels your frustrations with overly hard textbooks. He's a university prof, published author, and the Editor of ReadOasis. 

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Avoid the Noise of Overly

Hard Academic Language


Students of English teaching and linguistics often struggle with textbooks written in hard and unclear language. At Elemental Linguistics, you can learn linguistics -- and how to teach language -- in clear and easy English.

At Elemental Linguistics, you get these 4 courses...

Elemental Topics in Linguistics

  • Module 1 - Elemental Linguistics
  • Unit 1 - Design Features
  • Unit 2 - Animal Communication
  • Unit 3 - Language and Sound
  • Unit 4 - Quiz on MODULE 1
  • Module 2 - Words, Rules, Meaning 
  • Unit 1 - Grammar for Words
  • Unit 2 - The Wonder of Syntax
  • Unit 3 - Meaning and Semantics
  • Unit 4 - Quiz on MODULE 2
  • Module 3 - Meaning, Community, and Mind
  • Unit 1 - Speaker Meaning
  • Unit 2 - Language and Community
  • Unit 3 - Language and Mind
  • Unit 4 - Quiz on MODULE 3
  • Module 4 - Styles, Stories, and Applications
  • Unit 1 - Stylistics and Word Art
  • Unit 2 - Stylistics and Story
  • Unit 3 - The Rewards of Reading
  • Unit 4 - Applied Linguistics
  • Unit 5 - Quiz on MODULE 4

Applied Topics in Linguistics

  • Module 1
  • Unit 1 - The Fundamentals of Language Education
  • Unit 2 - Creative Communication for Language Learning
  • Unit 3 - Unifying Theories for Language Teaching
  • UNIT 4 - Module 1 Quiz
  • Module 2
  • Unit 1 - An Instinct for Learning Language
  • Unit 2 - Sound Theory for Language Learning
  • Unit 3 - The Mindset of Good Learners
  • Unit 4 - Flow, Motivation, and Meaning
  • UNIT 5 - Module 2 Quiz
  • Module 3
  • Unit 1 - The Language of Learners
  • Unit 2 - The Magic of Making Sense
  • Unit 3 - Seven Rules of Feedback
  • UNIT 4 - Module 3 Quiz
  • Module 4
  • Unit 1 - Communicative Language Teaching
  • Unit 2 - Can You Learn Language in Class?
  • Unit 3 - Interacting with Content in Class
  • Unit 4 - The Benefits of Extensive Reading
  • UNIT 5 - Module 4 Quiz

Elemental Teaching Topics

  • Module 1 - Input, Grammar, Direct Method
  • Unit 1 - The Input Revolution
  • Unit 2 - Old School Grammar School
  • Unit 3 - The Direct Method
  • Unit 4 - Module 1 Quiz
  • Module 2 - Drills, Counselors, and Action 
  • Unit 1 - Drill, Imitate, Repeat
  • Unit 2 - Teaching as Counseling
  • Unit 3 - Language Learning with Action
  • Unit 4 - Module 2 Quiz
  • Module 3 - Communication, Content, Tasks
  • Unit 1 - Communication is Key
  • Unit 2 - Content is King
  • Unit 3 - Get the Task Done
  • Unit 4 - Module 3 Quiz
  • Module 4 - Top Words and Big Reading 
  • Unit 1 - Learn the Top Words First 
  • Unit 2 - Big Reading Works
  • Unit 3 - Language is Chunky
  • Unit 4 - Module 4 Quiz
  • Module 5 - Good Learners and Language Tech 
  • Unit 1 - Good Language Learners
  • Unit 2 - Language Learning and Tech
  • Unit 3 - Module 5 Quiz

Applied Teaching Topics

  • Module 1 - Planning, Speaking, Listening, Problems
  • Unit 1 - The Main Jobs of a Teache
  • Unit 2 - Teaching Spoken Input and Output
  • Unit 3 - The Problem Solving Recipe
  • Unit 4 - Applied Teaching - Quiz Module 1
  • Module 2 - Reading, Writing, Pronunciation
  • Unit 1 - Recipes for Teaching Reading
  • Unit 2 - Tools for Teaching Writing
  • Unit 3 - Tricks for Teaching Pronunciation
  • Unit 4 - Applied Teaching - Quiz Module 2
  • Module 3 - Language Powers -Grammar and Vocabulary 
  • Unit 1 - Basic Laws of Word Learning
  • Unit 2 - A Hammer for Grammar
  • Unit 3 - More ALGOS for Teaching
  • Unit 4 - Applied Teaching - Quiz Module 3
  • Module 4 - Testing and Planning
  • Unit 1 - Tools and Tips for Testing
  • Unit 2 - Planning Framework
  • Unit 3 - Applied Teaching - Review Quiz

About Elemental Linguistics

Dr. Joseph Poulshock is the content creator at Elemental Linguistics. He received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He works as a Professor in the School of International Communication at Senshu University and teaches linguistics and teaching methods at Meiji Gakuin University, and he serves as Editor of ReadOasis.com. In his free time, Joey likes to walk his dog, take photos, read books, and play ukulele.

Elemental Linguistics is not affiliated with any of the above academic institutions.

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