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OPEN GOC | WINTER 𝟐𝟎𝟐2: π‚πšπ₯π₯ 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐩𝐩π₯𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐬

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the U.S. Embassy, Islamabad is offering Online Professional English Network (OPEN; formerly E-Teacher) scholarships to English language teaching professionals to attend eight-week, online graduate-level courses offered by U.S. universities. The OPEN Pakistan Program offers 8-week, online graduate-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions.

Course Dates: January 11- March 08, 2022 (Orientation Module begins from Nov 29, 2021)

Courses Available

Teaching Grammar Communicatively (TGC) by World Learning
Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture (ICT) by World Learning
Content-Based Instruction (CBI) by World Learning
Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom (ET) by IOWA State University
Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)Β *Young learners 3-10 years old by George Mason University
Professional Development for Teacher Trainers (PDTT) by Arizona State University
TESOL Methodology by University of Maryland Baltimore
English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) by Ohio University
Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement (FSME) by University of Oregon
Creating and Implementing Online Courses (CIOC) by Arizona State University

When do the classes start?

Classes for the Winter cohort will begin from January 11, 2022. 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 OPEN GOC term
  • Have regular and reliable access to a 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 choice course, if your primary choice is unavailable
  • NOT be an alumni of OPEN (E-Teacher) Global Online Course(s)

To apply, please fill in the online application and submit no later than 5 p.m. (Pakistan Standard Time) on Friday, October 01, 2021

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

Questions? Contact us: open@evolution.com.pk, or +92 300 2008575 | 0342 7774449

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.

Β 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.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

It has a significant difference on my professional performance because its exposure will help me discover new ways of learning and teaching. Besides, it will pave the way for me to cope up with the current modes of teaching and learning.

Narmeen Latif, Karachi
OPEN FALL 2020 Alumna

I have learned many new things besides the content. I realized the importance of intercultural awareness and how it can help to make this world a better place to live for everyone. I feel myself more civilized by practicing reflection before responding. Considering others perspectives made me more positive now dealing with conflicts or misunderstandings. I realized how to make effective online learning. Though I knew about rubrics before but I never tried making one. So the first time I learned making rubrics through this course and especially when I, myself opened the instructor’s rubric for each assignment while writing the answers, I realized how helpful they can be for students.
Collectively, there are many things which changed me personally, just not only content.

Azka Kiran, Lahore
OPEN SUMMER 2020 Alumna

This course proved a phenomenal experience in my professional development as an ELT. I am not the same ELT professional eight months’ back, plenty food for thought and immense insight on teaching Grammar is what I take away.

Ismail Gulfaraz, Peshawar
OPEN SUMMER 2020 Alumnus

This course has changed the entire dynamic of my teaching practices. I was a kind of traditional teacher having old methodologies, but these two months have changed all of my concepts. I will revisit all my methodologies and will make them learner centered rather than teacher centered.

Junaid Ahmed, Azad Kashmir
OPEN SUMMER 2020 Alumnus
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