E-Teacher is a U.S. Department of State (US DOS) program, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and managed by Office of English Language Programs. E-Teacher courses and the professional development exchange are administered by the University of Oregon’s (UO) American English Institute (AEI), a program of the Department of Linguistics. All decisions to award scholarships and professional development exchange places and the criteria related thereto are made and established by US DOS. For more information, please also see US DOS site: E-Teacher Scholarship Program.
E-Teacher offers nine (9) innovative, online, professional development courses to English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching professionals in more than 100 countries outside the U.S.:
- Assessment: Summative and Formative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching
- Building Teaching Skills Through the Interactive Web (Web Skills)
- Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching (CT)
- English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
- Introduction to Pedagogy and Practices in TESOL (TESOL Methods)
- Practical Appiications in Listening and Speaking Skills (PALSS)
- Special Education and Differentiated Instruction in an EFL Context (SpEd EFL)
- Teaching English to Pre-teens and Teens (TEPT)
- Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)
New! These two 5-week courses are also now freely as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Coursera:
- Shaping the Way We Teach English, 1: The Landscape of English Language Teaching.
- Shaping the Way We Teach English, 2: Paths to Success in English Language Teaching.
Each MOOC course contains unique content. The courses may be taken separately or together and in any order. For more information, please also see the US DOS site: New MOOC for English Teaching Professionals.