Self-Paced English Language Acquisition MOOCs

Self-Paced English Language Acquisition MOOCs

Self–paced English Language Acquisition MOOCs are designed for any non-native English speaker looking to improve his or her English language skills, and the focus on specific topics. They offer participants the opportunity to take MOOCs at their own pace. However, there are suggested enrollment schedules to help participants structure their learning.

English for Media Literacy Self-Paced MOOC

Open from October 21, 2019, to January 13, 2020


About this course:

The English for Media Literacy MOOC is provided by the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. government and administered by FHI 360. It is a self-paced MOOC, meaning that students will study independently, without facilitation from an instructor. This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their language skills and knowledge of the media at the same time. In this course, participants will investigate how media has changed over time. They will explore the world of advertising and identify targeted marketing strategies, analyze sources and detect bias, and examine how diversity representation in media influences individual identity and society. This course provides the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role media plays in our lives while building the vocabulary and language skills needed to analyze what we read and watch. Participants who complete all required activities with a score of 70% or higher will receive a digital badge and certificate.

Accessing the course:

This course will be offered between October 21, 2019, and January 13, 2020. Participants may log in and complete coursework at any time during this 12-week period. However, all coursework must be completed by January 13, 2020, in order to pass. Watch this space for more information about how to enroll starting October 21, 2019. Enrollment will be open from October 21, 2019, to January 6, 2020.

Pre-course orientation module:

An optional orientation module will precede the course modules. This short guide will help you get the most out of the online learning environment by providing an introduction to the AE E-Teacher program, MOOCs, using the Canvas Network learning management system, online learning success strategies, and how to find support during the course. We strongly encourage participants to complete this module before beginning the course.

Course materials:

All created content you will see in this course is licensed CC-BY 4.0. This means that anything you see that is marked CC BY 4.0 can be reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed by you in your school or community.

Suggested Enrollment Schedule

Suggested enrollment schedules are meant to help organize MOOC camps or other cohorts. The first column presents options for seven 6-week enrollment periods (1 week of orientation and 5 weeks of MOOC content). The second column presents two 11-week enrollment periods (1 week of orientation and 2 weeks per MOOC content module).

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