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E-Teacher Mentorship Program

With an aim to provide mentorship to English language teachers to smoothly transition to online teaching, E-Teacher Plus for Pakistan is pleased to launch ‘E-Teacher Mentorship Program’.

How will the E-Teacher Mentorship program work?

The mentorship program will connect E-Teacher alumni who have completed training on effectively using technology in English language classrooms to teachers who are facing challenges in using technology for teaching and learning.

Who will provide mentorship?

E-Teacher mentors are E-Teacher alumni with a variety of expertise about digital tools and virtual classrooms.  These alumni have completed to American English Global Online Courses, Massive Open Online Courses or American English Webinar series related educational technology courses.  If you are facing difficulty using technology for teaching and learning, please fill the form below. We will connect you to the relevant mentors.

Matching mechanism for the mentors and mentees will be as follows:

  • Based on preference of the mentee, 2-3 mediums to be offered for ease of access.

  • Suggested Mediums: WhatsApp , Facebook group , Zoom, Google classroom and emails.

  • Mentees and Mentors will be connected and closely monitored by Evolution.

If you need support in transitioning to teaching online, apply as a MENTEE at https://forms.gle/wefNuGcQ9Uc2qFeR6

If you have questions, write to us at mentorship@evolution.com.pk


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Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching

The Regional English Language Office at the U.S. Embassy, Islamabad is pleased to offer Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching (CT), a 9 week online professional development course for English Language Teachers. This course is designed to introduce participants to and deepen their understanding of the theory and applied use of Critical Thinking principles and practices in the EFL classroom by engaging in the following types of activities.

Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching (CT), delivered by University of Oregon (UO) from March 30th – June 12th 2020.

Course Learning Objectives

• Understand and explain critical thinking concepts and patterns.
• Identify relevant resources to develop and use critical thinking.
• Identify and analyze teaching techniques and materials to incorporate critical thinking in teaching and learning.
• Apply critical thinking to classroom teaching and materials development: redesign and implement instruction and assessment that require critical thinking.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates should be highly motivated in-service English language teachers who are both dedicated to their own professional development and willing to share their knowledge with colleagues. In addition, they should:

• Be an English language professional
• Have strong English language reading and writing skills
• Be a citizen of Pakistan
• Should reside in Pakistan for the entire duration of the course
• Have regular and reliable access to high-speed internet connection
• Be able to spend 10 to 12 hours online each week for the duration of the 9-week course

Applications accepted until January 20th 2020, 5 pm PKT

Online Application can be accessed here.

Questions? Contact us on eteacher@evolution.com.pk or call us at 0300-2008575


Course Overview 

This course is designed to introduce participants to and deepen their understanding of the theory and applied use of Critical Thinking principles and practices in the EFL classroom by engaging in the following types of activities.

  • Read and discuss professional information and articles to gain a deeper understanding of critical thinking and its development in language pedagogy.
  • Identify the suitability of course readings to course assignments and apply content as appropriate.
  • Interact with colleagues regionally and internationally who share similar pedagogical interests.  Participants regularly evaluate each other’s contributions, question, and build on each other’s ideas.
  • Work on diverse tasks and exercises, and create classroom projects that demonstrate an understanding of course topics.
  • Adapt and enhance culturally and age appropriate curriculum materials to include critical thinking development and practice for a local context.
  • Critically reflect on others’ and one’s own work as well as one’s own critical thinking.

 Description of Final Project

All 10-week courses require participants to complete a final project.

Following is a short description of the 3-part project for this course.

Part 1:  Redesigning a lesson plan to include more critical thinking instruction: participants work individually to redesign a lesson they have submitted early in the course. The redesign should include explicit critical thinking objectives and activities that support students’ use of various critical thinking strategies.

Part 2:  Designing assessment to measure critical thinking lesson objectives:  participants work individually to design assessment of the critical thinking students practice in the lesson plan (part 1).

Part 3:  Action plan which focuses on each participant’s goals to further apply both personal and professional critical thinking development as well as its development/dissemination within the professional sphere:  each participant draws up an action plan with 2 goals that illustrate his/her intentions related to developing his/her own CT skills and/or sharing the learning from this course with colleagues in their own educational setting and beyond.

OPEN E-Teacher Fall 2020

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The Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the U.S. Embassy Islamabad under Online Professional English Network (OPEN) E-Teacher program is offering scholarships to English language teaching professionals from Pakistan to participate in eight-week online course offered by American Universities.

The OPEN E-Teacher Program offers 8-week, online university-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions.

Courses Available

Teaching Grammar Communicatively (TGC)

Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture (ICT)

Content-Based Instruction (CBI)

Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom (ET)

Teaching English to Young Learners(TEYL) *Young learners 3-10 years old.

Professional Development for Teacher Trainers(PDTT)

TESOL Methodology

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)

English as a Medium of Instructions

When do the classes start?

Classes for the main course will begin from Sept 29, 2020. However, all participants will be required to complete a mandatory orientation course, before the primary course.

Who can apply?

 Candidates must:

  • Be an in-service English language professional

  • Have strong English language reading and writing skills 

  • Be a citizen of Pakistan

  • Be living in Pakistan for the entire duration of the AE E-Teacher term

  • Have regular and reliable access to high-speed internet connection

  • Be able to spend 10 to 12 hours online each week for the duration of the 8-week course

  • Be willing to be enrolled in a second or third course, if your primary choice is unavailable

  • Not be an alumni of E-Teacher Global Online Course(s)

  • NOT an alumna/alumnus of E-Teacher Global Online Courses.

To apply, please fill in the online application and submit no later than 5 p.m. (Pakistan Standard Time) on June 25, 2020. 

Online application can be found here: Online Application(<– click here)

Questions? Contact us: eteacher@evolution.com.pk or +92 300 2008575

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Teaching Grammar Communicatively

This course is delivered by World Learning- SIT Grad Institute

Course overview

In this practice-oriented course, participants will explore how to adapt grammar instruction to meet their students’ needs. They will also focus on integrating grammar instruction with teaching language skills, varying grammar instruction meet the needs of large, mixed ability classes, and using available technology effectively to enhance grammar learning inside and outside the classroom. Participants will discuss different challenges their learners may have with learning grammar, and discover how they can help learners use grammar to improve fluency and accuracy.

Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes

By the end of the eight-week course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand key issues concerning grammar acquisition;
  • Incorporate effective approaches and techniques of presenting and practicing grammar into regular teaching;
  • Plan communicative grammar lessons for large, mixed ability classes;
  • Monitor, evaluate and improve grammar lessons;
  • Give effective feedback to students;
  • Use available technology to enhance grammar learning.

Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting

This course is delivered by World Learning- SIT Grad Institute

Course overview

Exploration of culture in an EFL setting requires helping students engage in authentic situations to develop the ability to navigate across a variety of cultural. This intercultural ability requires language choices and awareness of oneself as a cultural being. It also requires critical thinking skills, which are themselves culturally defined. Using experiential learning as the organizational model, this course will engage participants in analyzing personal experiences, media, EFL textbooks, and classrooms to develop the capacity to think critically about the cultural assumptions and viewpoints embedded in their teaching content and process. After examining themselves as cultural beings and assessing learners’ needs and goals, participants will develop a concrete teaching lesson that reflects their view of teaching critical thinking and intercultural competence in their particular context.

Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes

By the end of the eight-week course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the dimensions of culture and critical thinking as they pertain to teaching in their context;
  • Develop an increased understanding of critical thinking, experiential learning, and intercultural learning skills and the connections between them;
  • Further develop their ability to learn and teach intercultural competence and critical thinking by applying observation, inquiry, multiple perspective analysis, and self-reflection to their exploration of cultural phenomena;
  • Further develop their ability to learn and teach intercultural skills of active listening and empathy;
  • Critically analyze EFL textbooks’ treatment of culture;
  • Develop their own assumptions about the teaching of culture in their context;
  • Create lesson plans which integrate cultural learning and critical thinking;
  • Reflect on, and critically analyze, their lessons.

Content-Based Instruction

This course is delivered by World Learning

Course Overview

This course is designed for teachers who are already teaching — or are preparing soon to teach – content-based instruction (CBI) courses in English. CBI courses present teachers with the challenge of balancing the teaching of both language and content. The ideal way to strike this balance will differ, depending on the teaching context. This course is intended to help its participants meet those challenges by guiding participants through a series of practical, hands-on activities, which are supported by the necessary background and theoretical information, to prepare participants for future decision-making and problem-solving in the area of CBI.

Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will

  • Be able to identify the characteristics of successful CBI programs
  • Be able to explain major methodologies and techniques of CBI teaching
  • Formulate clear learning objectives for CBI lessons and courses
  • Plan CBI lessons that both
    • help maximize students’ content learning and
    • promote English language learning
  • Know ways of analyzing and adjusting task difficulty so as to make lessons that are at an appropriate level for students who are learning content taught in their second language (L2)
  • Be able to analyze the usability of teaching resources and adapt them for use in their own CBI courses
  • Be familiar with techniques that help language teachers learn and teach content competently
  • Be equipped to make in-the-moment decisions about when and how to provide explicit language instruction in CBI classes
  • Have strategies for collaborating with colleagues for professional development and to make their CBI courses a success

Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom

This course is delivered by Iowa State University

Course Overview

This course is designed to help English language teaching professionals around the world acquire and maintain basic knowledge and skills in technology for professional purposes through hands-on learning. It will help teachers integrate pedagogical knowledge and skills with technology to enhance their language teaching and learning through their reading, discussion, and creation of new learning activities. The course will help participants apply technology in record keeping, feedback, and assessment, and use technology to improve communication, collaboration, and efficiency by participating in online discussion and presentation.

Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes

By the end of the eight-week course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and how technology affects language teaching in the 21st century;
  • Use strategies to develop vocabulary growth through social media
  • Identify appropriate grammar activities that include opportunities for learners to discover, analyze, and produce grammatical structures as part of tasks that encourage learner interaction;
  • Use methods for selecting and adapting appropriate reading texts for accomplishing particular language learning goals;
  • Understand how to teach writing through CALL by selecting appropriate model texts, showcasing technology supported help options, considering the audience for writing activities, and developing writing strategies; • Understand how to select and adapt existing listening resources on the Internet to address language learning objectives;
  • Select CALL materials that teach speaking skills and focus on the sounds and accents that are relevant for their learners;
  • Develop teaching units that incorporate one or more of the technologies learned throughout the course.

Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)

This course is delivered by George Mason University

Course Overview

Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) is exciting online course is designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) to young learners 3-10 years old. Through engaging videos and practical readings, you will explore approaches for teaching English to children that are not only effective but also fun and engaging. You will learn techniques for teaching new vocabulary and grammar that encourage student participation. In addition, you will gain new ideas for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing in a meaningful context. Through learner-centered activities and group discussions, you will have many opportunities to share ideas with peers and apply course content to your learning environment. Get ready to learn about TEYL and be part of an international learning community with teachers around the world!

Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • explain the reasons for teaching English as a foreign (EFL) language at early ages.
  • use effective approaches and techniques appropriate for young learners in the EFL classroom.
  • develop appropriate activities for teaching the vocabulary, grammar, and the four skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing to young EFL learners.
  • describe your learning environment and develop a lesson for young EFL learners in your context.
  • apply best practices for TEYL to your local context through a classroom observation of a peer.
  • develop yourself professionally in the field of TEYL by participating in an international online learning community and preparing an action plan or training plan to share your new knowledge and skills with other TEYL professionals in their local community.

Professional Development for

Teacher Trainers

This course is delivered by Arizona State University

Course Description

This course, 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.

Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes

The main outcome of the course is to have participants apply teacher training tools and strategies for impactful training in their local contexts.

Objectives:

  • develop an understanding of what makes a teacher training workshop successful and improves student outcomes
  • create a course outline based on your goals and objectives for your teaching context
  • develop a plan for assessing participants to meet your goals and objectives
  • apply evaluative concepts in a reflective way to assess training and grow professionally
  • create a sustainable community of practice with colleagues for continued professional growth

Methodology for TESOL

This course is delivered by the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide participants with current methodologies for teaching English learners (ELs) of different ages in many learning contexts. Participants 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, participants will learn how to create an effective and communicative language classroom for all learners. In addition, participants 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.

Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the significance of teaching English as an international language;
  • Compare and contrast traditional and modern second language teaching methods;
  • Examine their current instructional strategies for ways to provide active, student-centered learning that helps develop learners’ self-efficacy and supports lifelong learning;
  • List learning style differences and the needs of diverse learners;
  • Identify principles and strategies for teaching integrated language skills;
  • Develop effective activities for listening, speaking, reading, and writing;
  • Develop a lesson activity that incorporates critical thinking and problem solving skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, decision making, and creative thinking);
  • Summarize the impact reflective teaching has on teachers’ perspectives toward teaching English and their classroom practice, as well as learners’ attitudes and motivations to learn English;
  • Develop professionally in the field of TESOL by participating in a virtual community of practice and by preparing materials to share in their local community of professionals.

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)

This course is delivered by Ohio University

Course Overview

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) is an online course designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of teaching disciplinary content in English. This course will help you re-develop your existing courses or create new ones that use English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI). Materials include engaging videos, practical readings, and opportunities for collaboration within the course and in your institutions. You will identify challenges that faculty and students encounter in EMI classes, and develop strategies for successfully helping students learn course content while simultaneously building or refining their English skills. In addition, you will gain confidence in teaching in English while you also become more comfortable using pedagogies that are interactive and focus on student learning. Topics include course design, syllabi development, lesson and materials creation, teaching interactively in English, and supporting learning through technology. When you complete the course, you will have a portfolio of materials you can use in your own courses.

Learning Objectives and Learner Outcomes

​​By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • explain the goals, key concepts, challenges, benefits, and current methods in teaching and assessing disciplinary content in English.
  • assess your own readiness and comfort with teaching your disciplinary content in English, leading to the creation of your own professional goals.
  • identify student needs as they learn disciplinary content in English.
  • use effective approaches and techniques appropriate for non-native English speaking students in EMI courses.
  • design lessons that support students’ development of English alongside their learning of course content.
  • develop or revise a syllabus and assessments for teaching your disciplinary content in English.
  • develop yourself professionally in the field of EMI by participating in an international online learning community and preparing an action or training plan to share your new knowledge and skills with other EMI professionals in your local community.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Do I have to pay for the online course?

A: No! The scholarship covers tuition fee per participant. These courses are funded by the Regional English Language Office at the U.S. Embassy Islamabad.

Q: Where will the classes be conducted?

A: The courses will be taught online. You must have access 4-5 times per week minimum to reliable computer with high-speed Internet.

Q: Will I have to spend specific hours per week to complete the online course?

 A: You are expected to spend a minimum of 8-10 hours each week on coursework. These hours can be as per your own discretion.

 Q: Do I have to possess a Master’s degree to be eligible for the course?

 A: No! The minimum requirement is to be a practicing English language teacher and have high intermediate to advanced level English language proficiency in all skill areas, particularly reading and writing.

Q: Will I obtain a certificate after successfully completing the course?

A: Yes! Participants successfully completing the 8 week online course will be awarded certificates by the respective university. 

TEA Alumni Conference

The opportunity is closed now. Thanks for your interest.

Conference Overview

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the U.S. Embassy Islamabad, in collaboration with IREX and Evolution, is pleased to announce the TEA Alumni Conference’19 from April 1 – April 12, 2019 in Islamabad. Fifty TEA alumni from across Pakistan will have an opportunity to participate in a two-week extensive professional development workshop that aims to:

  • Strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and Pakistan through engagement in a wide range of activities promoting exchange of experience, information and expertise.
  • Build capacity of local educational community of Pakistan through intensive professional development offered by American specialists and local trainers.
  • Create an active network of TEA Alumni in Pakistan harnessing alumni leadership and initiating chapter activities such as special interest groups.
  • Present their learning with other participants through conducting workshops, presentations and/or panel discussions.

Who Can Apply?

Applicant must:

  • Be an alumnus of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program for Pakistan (all cohorts).
  • Be currently living in Pakistan.
  • Be willing to stay in Islamabad for the two-week residential conference.
  • Be prepared to share their course learning and network with other conference participants.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Be actively engaged within community since completing the TEA Program for Pakistan.

Please note: All participants will be required to stay at the conference venue, attend sessions and participate in all academic and extra-curricular activities for the entire duration of the conference i.e. from April 1 – April 12, 2019. Partial participation is not accepted.

Provisions

  • Round-trip travel from your city of residence to the conference venue in Islamabad. The arrangements will be by economy air or road, considering the distance of travel. No stipend will be provided for en route meals.
  • Accommodation and three meals a day for the entire duration of the conference.
  • Extensive professional development opportunity offered by American specialists and local trainers.
  • Arrangement of enhancement activities such as site-seeing in Islamabad to explore the culture aspect and provide alumni a chance to network with each other through excursions.
  • Opportunity to conduct workshop/presentation for peer participants.

Selection Criteria ( not in order of importance):

  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching in the field of secondary education through community engagement;
  • Demonstrated leadership potential by initiating projects in local community;
  • Willingness to network with peer TEA Pakistan alumni to initiate activities to uplift the educational system in Pakistan;
  • Willingness to work with a diverse group of TEA alumni from across Pakistan with no discrimination to race, color, ethnicity, appearance and religion.
  • Willingness and capacity to work and live collaboratively with peers to foster a positive learning community for professional development.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2019

Should you have questions, please feel free to call 0324 777 4449 or write to teaconference@evolution.com.pk.

E-Teacher Alumni Conference

Evolution, in collaboration with the Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the U.S. Embassy, Islamabad is pleased to announce the E-Teacher Alumni Conference from May 9 – 12, 2018 in Islamabad.

The conference will provide the alumni an opportunity to:

  • Attend 60+ sessions conducted by E-Teacher alumni and American Specialists
  • Present to share their best teaching practices and learning from E-Teacher courses
  • Strengthen the local and global educational community by networking with English language professionals from across Pakistan and American Specialists
  • Develop tolerance and respect for differences by interacting with American Specialists and participants from different regions of Pakistan belonging to diverse backgrounds, creed and culture.
  • Celebrate cultural diversity by showcasing American and Pakistani culture during a cultural evening.
  • Explore the beauty of Islamabad with like-minded people during a city tour.
  • Apply for a potential fully-funded opportunity to present at U.S. Regional TESOL Conference in Fall 2018.

Evolution will cover the cost of two-way travel from your city of residence to the conference venue, accommodation and meals to enable 50 alumni present and participate in the conference in Islamabad.

Call for Proposals

E-Teacher alumni (from all batches) of the Regional English Language Office (RELO) Pakistan are invited to submit proposals for a 30-minute informal ‘action research’ presentation (including Q&A) to share their online course learning and how the learning was integrated in their own English language classrooms.

Proposal submission deadline is 5 pm Pakistan Standard Time on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Selected proposals will be announced in the first week of April 2018.

All proposals must be submitted online: ‘Click Here

Type of Presentation:  Informal Action-Research

The 25 minute presentation should encompass what you are doing in your English language classroom based on what you learned from your E-Teacher courses. We recommend you to focus on 3-4 most prominent features of your classroom teaching informed by the e-teacher course, use audio-visual aids to illustrate your classroom practice, and incorporate interaction/discussion to engage the audience.  

You can download the selection criteria and rubric here: ‘Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who is eligible to apply for this opportunity?

A: Alumni of 8-10 week E-Teacher courses are eligible to apply. MOOC and webinar alumni are ineligible for this opportunity. Participants who are currently enrolled in E-Teacher courses are also ineligible.

 

Q. Can I submit more than one proposal?

A. Each alumni can submit only one proposal.

 

Q. What resources will be provided to the presenter to present?

A. Each presentation room will be equipped with a multimedia projection connected to a laptop, sound system and internet connectivity. Evolution will bear the cost of handouts that you wish to use in your presentation. Each room will have a volunteer to help the presenter with logistics including handout distribution, operating presentation on laptop and other support.

 

Q. How many participants will be attending my presentation?

A. You will have 25 participants as your audience.

 

Q. Can I just present at the conference and not attend the 4-day program?

A. All 50 participants will be presenting and attending the entire conference. The conference will have 50 presentations, one by each attendee. You must attend all conference activities.

 

Q. Can I bring a member from my family along to Islamabad?

A. Evolution will not provide accommodation, meals, or travel reimbursement for anyone accompanying the conference participants. If you must come with someone, they will need to arrange accommodation, meals, travel, and they will not be allowed at the conference.

 

Questions? Contact us: eteacher@evolution.com.pk / +92 300 2008575

The core aim of the program is to  provide professional development opportunities to English Language Teachers (ELTs) and learners in Pakistan through virtual programs including

The program is fully funded by the Regional English Language Office (RELO)at the U.S. Embassy Islamabad. Evolution is the local implementing partner in Pakistan.

Follow RELO on Facebook on @RELOPakistan to stay update about more programs they offer. 

E-Teacher Global Online Courses (GOCs)

The American English E-Teacher program offers are 8-week online university-level Global Online Courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions. These fully funded courses are offered every term to ELTs in Pakistan.

For more details about the courses, please visit: https://www.aeeteacher.org/Course_Information

Following courses are offered each quarter:

Course Title Provider

Teaching Grammar Communicatively (TGC)

Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture (ICT)

Content Based Instruction (CBI)

Using Educationl Technology in the English Language Classroom (ET)

Teaching English to Young Learners (TYFL)

*Young learners 3-10 years old

Professional Development for Teacher Trainers (PDTT)

TESOL Methodology

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

The American English E-Teacher program offers free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in addition to its Global Online Courses (GOCs). MOOCs are open to an unlimited number of participants. MOOCs are designed for any non-native English speaker looking to improve his or her English language skills, and they focus on specific topics.

For more details, please visit : https://www.aeeteacher.org/MOOC

Some of the on-going MOOCs are as follows:

  1.  Using Education Technology in the English Language Classroom – MOOC

More info on: https://www.aeeteacher.org/node/273

End Date: July 27, 2020

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. It is a self-paced MOOC, meaning that students study independently, without facilitation from an instructor.

  1. English for Journalism Self-Paced MOOC

More info: https://www.aeeteacher.org/node/340

Start Date: April 20, 2020
Enrollment closes: July 3, 2020
End Date: July 13, 2020

The English for Journalism MOOC is provided by the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program. 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 interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism.

  1. Teaching Grammar Communicatively – Facilitated MOOC

More info: https://www.aeeteacher.org/Facilitated_MOOCs

Orientation Module Opens: May 4, 2020
Start Date: May 11, 2020
Enrollment closes: May 22, 2020
End Date: June 15, 2020

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

American English Webinar Series

American English Webinars are online teacher training seminars for professional development. The American English Webinar and Facebook Live sessions are hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. These professional development sessions for English teachers around the globe address methodological topics that foster interactive, student-centered language instruction. Here you will find recordings from previous events that are 60-90 minutes long and include corresponding downloadable presentations and additional resources.

For More details and to view previous webinars, please visit : https://www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishforEducators

American English Live Series 8:
The series will take place from May 06–July 15, 2020. We’ll cover topics like teaching reading in the EFL classroom, communicative grammar teaching, and pair work and group work strategies!

These 60-minute sessions will be held every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm or 10:00 p.m. Pakistan time from Washington, D.C.

You can join the sessions by viewing the live posts at the above times here: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishforEducators/

Though not mandatory, we encourage you to register to participate so that you can receive email reminders with links to pre-session readings and online discussions. Here is the link for registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020WS8

Alumni Engagement Programs

English Language Teachers, after completing the American English Global Online Courses, become part of the E-Teacher Alumni network. Every year the alumni participate in various national and international professional development and networking events. Most of them not only attend these events but are now acting as professional trainers and ELT leaders in their communities.

E-Teacher Alumni have participated in the following professional development and networking opportunities funded by RELO:

  • Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA) Conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal in February 2018.

  • TESOL Convention 2019 and International Visitor Leadership Program held in Atlanta , USA  in 2019

  • E-Teacher Alumni Conference held in Islamabad in May 2018

  • 3 E-Teacher Certificate distribution ceremonies in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in 2019

  • English Language Expo and Language Fair held in Karachi in January 2020.

  • TESOL Advanced Practitioners Course

  • Leading MOOC Camps and Online MOOC facilitation

  • Virtual Mentorship of Transitioning to Teaching Language Online Course, offered by University of Minnesota, USA

  • E-Teacher Mentorship Program 

  • E-Teacher Alumni Webinar Series ( coming soon)

Participation of Urdu Teachers in SPELT Conference 2016

اسپيلٹ کانفرنس ميں اردو کے اساتذہ کی  شرکت  

اردو کے اساتذہ کرام  کو اطلاع دی جاتی ہے کہ بتيسويں اسپيلٹ کانفرنس    کا انعقاد  ۲۹  اور   ۳۰    اکتوبر  کو کراچی ميں ہو رہا ہے۔ کانفرنس کا آغاز ۳۲ سال قبل انگريزی کے اساتذہ کی پيشہ وارانہ ترقّی اور تربيت  کے ليے کيا گيا تھا۔ليکن گزشتہ تقريباً دس برس سے سپيلٹ کے منتظمين نے اپنا دامن اردو کے معلّمّين کے ليے کشادہ کرتے ہوئے اس بين لاقوامی سطح کی کانفرنس کا ايک حصّہ  اردو کے پروگرام کے ليے مختص کر  رکھا ہے۔ اردو کے پروگرام ميں ماہرين کی جانب سے  کليدی مقالے پڑھے جاتے ہيں  اور مختلف موضوعات پر ورکشاپس منعقد کيے جاتے ہيں۔    تمام  اساتذہ کرام سے  درخواست ہے کہ  اس کانفرنس ميں بھر پور شرکت کريں اور اپنے ساتھی اساتذہ کو بھی  شرکت کے ليے تيار کريں۔ رجشٹريشن فارم اس پوسٹ کے ساتھ  موجود ہے۔    جو اساتذہ گرامی کانفرنس ميں ورکشاپ کرانے ميں دلچسپی رکھتے ہيں وہ کانفرنس کی رجسٹريشن کے علاوہ

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0345 8005875 (Shoaib Siddiqui) | 0333 2350803 (Zubair Sheikh)

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Learning English through Audio Visual Lessons

Date: Aug 13, 2016 | Time: 10 am to 01:00 pm

Use of audio visual aids for language learning ignites the process of teaching and learning enabling the leaners to learn with sheer interest and comfort. Audio visual aids are among the best tools for effective teaching and learning and works finest to impart knowledge to students of the 21st Century. The session in particular will engage students in a wide range of English language learning activities by using audio visual tools. Students will practice their English language skills by participating in a wide range of interactive activities including movie watches, board games and jazz chants.

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Date: May 21, 2016 | Time: 11 am to 01:00 pm

 

Life of teenagers in today’s world is overloaded with challenges, tough choices, anxiety and peer pressure.  It is becoming extremely common for teenagers to indulge themselves in self-destructive behaviors and go into deep depression.

The session on seven habits of highly effective teenager is based on the best-selling book by Sean Covey. The session will unfold the secrets of managing problems of teenage life effectively and efficiently. It will give the participants a set of proven tools to spend life successfully and face challenges confidently. The seven essential features will be introduced to the participants by engaging them in interactive and interesting activities. In general, the training provides students an opportunity to learn a step-by-step framework for enhancing self-image, managing peer pressure, building relations, achieving goals and objectives, improving communication and much more.

Self-Mastery

Getting to Know Yourself

Ghazala; It was a great experience of conducting a session at my institute. My topic was “Self-Mastery”. It was a two hours long session and after that another session was delivered by Feeha Riaz on “Self-Esteem”.

We delivered these sessions with cooperation of Ma’am Kainat Khattak and the other APAI participants who were helping us as volunteers.

Conducted by Ghazala from All Pakistan Access Institute

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