Past Facilitated MOOCs

*This page has information about some of our previously offered Facilitated MOOCs. Please see our Upcoming Facilitated MOOCs page for information about our next MOOC, beginning in February 2019*

 

Professional Development for Teacher Trainers: October 15 - November 19, 2019

About this course:

The Professional Development for Teacher Trainers MOOC is provided by Arizona State University, as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360.

This MOOC, designed for both new and experienced teachers, gives participants methods for creating, presenting, and evaluating effective teacher training workshops. You will gain tools and techniques for promoting professional development in your teaching context. Through participation in this course, you will develop your skills for delivering engaging and relevant teacher trainings.

 

 

 


Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom, April 16 – May 21, 2018

About this course:

The Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom MOOC is provided by Iowa State University, as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360.

This MOOC is designed to prepare TESOL professionals to integrate language learning tools into their English language teaching. Participants will become aware of free technological tools, learn how to use these tools for language learning and teaching, and evaluate the appropriateness of a technology tool for their specific contexts.

Participants who earn 70% or higher will receive a digital badge as a mark of completion.

 

 

Integrating Critical Thinking into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting, February 19 - March 26, 2018

About this course:

The Integrating Critical Thinking into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting MOOC presents participants with a working definition of culture and tools for analyzing, understanding, and negotiating differences between cultures. Participants explore what critical thinking is and why it is necessary for the development of intercultural competence. With a view toward preparing teachers to implement culture and critical thinking lessons into their current teaching contexts, participants work through numerous examples of related activities and lesson plan elements, as well as ways of evaluating students’ progress in these areas.

Participants who earn 70% or higher will receive a digital badge as a mark of completion.

The American English (AE) E-Teacher Program is proud to partner with World Learning to offer Integrating Critical Thinking into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting, a professional development course for English language teachers.  This course is developed and taught by World Learning, a global nonprofit organization that focuses on education, development, and exchange programs. World Learning and its graduate school, SIT Graduate Institute, specialize in American TESOL education and teacher training. The AE E-Teacher Program provides online professional development resources for English language teachers and learners worldwide and is sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by FHI 360


Teaching Grammar Communicatively, September 25 - October 30, 2017

About this course:

In this practice-oriented course, participants explore how to adapt grammar instruction to meet their students’ needs. They also focus on integrating grammar instruction with teaching language skills, learn about task-based grammar learning and evaluate different error correction strategies. Participants discuss different challenges their learners may have with learning grammar, and discover how they can adapt grammar instruction to improve students’ fluency and accuracy.

Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes:

By the end of the course you will be able to…

  • understand key issues concerning grammar acquisition;
  • incorporate effective approaches and techniques of presenting and practicing grammar into your regular teaching;
  • plan communicative grammar lessons for mixed ability classes;
  • monitor, evaluate and improve your grammar lessons;
  • give effective feedback to students.