Upcoming Facilitated MOOCs
The American English E-Teacher program offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in addition to its Global Online Courses (GOCs). These are free online courses designed for non-native English language teachers and open to an unlimited number of participants. Facilitated MOOCs run for 5 weeks and are facilitated by an instructor.
January 27 – March 2, 2020
Orientation Module opens January 20, 2020
Enrollment opens December 30, 2019
About this course:
The TESOL Methodology MOOC is provided by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, as part of 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.
This course is designed to provide learners with current methodologies for teaching English learners (ELs) of different ages in many learning contexts. They will discuss and practice a wide variety of strategies and techniques for teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). While exploring best practices for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including grammar and vocabulary, course participants will learn how to create an effective and communicative language classroom for all learners. In addition, they will examine what “best practices” means in the context of teaching English in the 21st century, where English is an international language, and the use of English incorporates modern technologies.
Participants who earn 70% or higher will receive a digital badge and certificate as a mark of completion.
Accessing the course:
This course will be offered between January 27 – March 2, 2020. Enrollment will open on December 30, 2019. Watch this space for ore information about how to enroll starting December 30, 2019. Enrollment will close on February 7, 2020, and no new participants may join the course after that date.
Pre-course orientation module:
An optional orientation module will open on January 20, 2020. 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.
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.
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For information about past facilitated AE E-Teacher MOOCs, please visit this page.