RELO Online Programs

The American English team is pleased to offer American English Live: Teacher Development Series 7. The six online seminars of the series cover a variety of topics intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world.  At the end of each event, participants will have the opportunity to earn a digital badge that verifies their participation. Viewing group hosts, Public Affairs Offices, and Regional English Language Offices also have the option to issue e-certificates for those who attend four out of six sessions.

Participants are also encouraged to register to join the associated Ning,  http://americanenglishwebinars.com,  to participate in discussions, view related materials, and find recordings.

The series will take place from January 15 – March 25, 2020.  These 60-minute sessions will be held every other Wednesday.  Participants can join the sessions by viewing the live posts through Facebook Live and Zoom according to the time table given below:

Though not mandatory, registration is encouraged.  Registered participants will receive email reminders with links to pre-session readings and online discussions. Prior to each session, registered participants will receive a reminder email with a Zoom link from americanenglishwebinars@elprograms.org.

Here is the link for registration:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020WS7

Themes Presentation Titles and Presenters Session Dates
 

 

 

Foundations of TESOL Methodology

 

 

Foundations of TESOL Methodology
Presenter: Sarah Arva Grosik
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
8:00-9:00 pm Thailand Local TimeThursday, January 16, 2020
1:00-2:00 am Thailand Local Time
Integrated Skills: Combining Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing and Grammar
Presenter: Dieter Bruhn
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
8:00-9:00 pm Thailand Local TimeThursday, January 30
1:00-2:00 am Thailand Local Time
Using Brain-based Strategies and Critical Thinking to Maximize Vocabulary Acquisition
Presenter: Anne Walker
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
8:00-9:00 pm Thailand Local TimeThursday, February 13, 2020
1:00-2:00 am Thailand Local Time
Curriculum Design and Course Development Needs Assessment for Course or Curriculum Design
Presenter: Joe McVeigh
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
8:00-9:00 pm Thailand Local TimeThursday, February 27, 2020
1:00-2:00 am Thailand Local Time
 

 

Teachers Working Together

 

Teachers Working Together: A Successful Community of Practice
Presenter: Mari Bodensteiner
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
8:00-9:00 pm Thailand Local TimeThursday, March 12, 2020
1:00-2:00 am Thailand Local Time
Connecting to Learn: Growing Professionally through Teacher-to-Teacher Engagement
Presenter: Christopher Stillwell
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
8:00-9:00 pm Thailand Local TimeThursday, March 26, 2020
1:00-2:00 am Thailand Local Time

 

The American English 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.

Candidates must:

  • Be an English language professional
  • Have strong English language reading and writing skills (minimum 525 TOEFL, 70 iBT, or CEFR B2). You do not need to submit the test scores
  • Be a citizen of the country in which you are living
  • Be living in your country 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

The selected candidates will be contacted for phone interview.

These MOOCs will help pre-intermediate to intermediate level learners improve their English skills in five major career fields. Each MOOC is five weeks in length, and each has a different facilitated course start date. After the start date of the first facilitated course, the MOOC is open for enrollment.