Friday, April 4, 2014

Shaping the Way We Teach English MOOC: April 7!

Shaping the Way We Teach English Massive Open Online Course
A free 5-week online Professional Development Course for English Teachers sponsored by the U.S. Department of State


The long awaited Shaping the Way We Teach English Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with the University of Oregon is open for registration!  This MOOC is designed for EFL educators, both those who are intending to pursue this field as a career and those already working in the field who would like to revise and refresh their methods and approaches.  It will be offered in two sessions which can be taken independently. Part 1 begins on April 7 and Part II on May 12th.

Registration for both courses is free and open now.  Participants must go to the links below and enroll for each course individually.  They will need a valid email address to complete their enrollment.  This MOOC is free and open for all; there are no registration limitations.  The first assignment is due 11:59 pm Pacific time Saturday, April 12.

Part 1: The Landscape of English Language Teaching – Begins April 7
Enroll at:
  • Week 1: Authentic materials to enhance student motivation
  • Week 2: Pair and group work for collaborative learning
  • Week 3: Critical and creative thinking to drive learning
  • Week 4: Learner feedback and assessment to evaluate student progress
  • Week 5: Language in context and using content to structure language learning
Part 2: Paths to Success in English Language Teaching – Begins May 12
Enroll at:
  • Week 1: Integrating skills and using tasks to motivate learners
  • Week 2: Alternative assessment to demonstrate language ability
  • Week 3: Incorporating individual learning differences in instruction
  • Week 4: Effective classroom management
  • Week 5: Reflective teaching 

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