E-Teacher Scholarship Program
The American Embassy is inviting applications for the E-Teacher Scholarship Program. This is a program that trains foreign English language professionals in the latest U.S. methods of English language teaching via distance learning. Applicants should be teacher trainers or teachers who are working, or plan to work, with one of the seven topics listed below. They are all 10 week courses.
The E-Teacher Scholarship Program is designed to improving the quality of English language teaching throughout the world. Participants are English teaching professionals who receive instruction in the most recent English language teaching methods and techniques, while also being introduced to American educational values. Participants use innovative distance learning technology to interact with U.S. experts.
Applicants should be highly motivated individuals who are dedicated both to your own professional development and to sharing the knowledge gained with colleagues through workshops or professional presentations. Candidates should also be committed to fulfilling the program requirements and completing the course. In addition, candidates should meet the following criteria:
English language skills:
- ability to do academic work at a U.S. university (an advanced level of reading and writing, roughly equivalent to a minimum TOEFL score of 550 or IBT score of 79-80);
- general understanding of technical terms in English relating to computers and the Internet;
- good command of the necessary vocabulary for the topic of the course for which the candidate is applying.
- regular access to e-mail and the Internet;
- ability to navigate in Windows or other appropriate programs and create a Word document;
- basic familiarity with the Internet and web browsers;
- ability to type in English well enough to perform online tasks in real-time and to submit written assignments in a timely manner.
Listed below are the courses that you can apply for:
- A. Critical Thinking in the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Curriculum offered by University of Oregon. This course is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of the theory and applied use of Critical Thinking principles and practices in the EFL classroom
- Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) offered by University of Maryland, Baltimore County. This course is designed to introduce participants to the theory and practice of teaching young learners in the EFL classroom.
- Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web offered by University of Oregon. This course is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of the theory and applied use of CALL (computer assisted language learning) principles in the EFL classroom.
- English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Best Practices offered by University Oregon. This course is designed to develop participants’ knowledge, skills and attitudes toward designing, implementing and evaluating ESP (English for Specific Purposes) courses based on best practices in the field.
- English as a Foreign Language Assessment offered by University of Maryland, Baltimore County. This course is designed to introduce the participants to the theory and practice of foreign language assessment and testing.
- Methods Course I: Survey of Best Practices in TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) offered by Maryland University, Baltimore County. This course is designed to provide participants with current methodologies associated with teaching English language learners (ELLs) of different ages in various learning contexts.
- Methods Course II: Developing EFL Literacy through Project-Based Learning offered by University of Oregon: Using a ‘reality TV-style’ modified case studies approach, participants will observe one or more real world language classes at regular intervals over an extended period of time.
Please select one course. Your application letter including your CV should be sent via post, e-mail or dropped off at Embassy gate number three to the attention of:
Information Resource Center
P.O. Box 9123
Dar es Salaam
OR through e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org