The American English E-Teacher Program offers foreign English teaching professionals the opportunity to take innovative, online university-level classes and online professional development programming for teachers through FHI360.
American English E-Teacher Courses:
- Introduce and explore current methodological concepts and issues in the English as a Foreign Language field
- Provide an innovative distance-learning experience that uses the latest technology
- Connect participants with U.S. English language teaching experts and creates a professional network of international colleagues
See Program Details for more information.
Program Length8 weeks
Eligibility and Application Overview
Candidates should be highly motivated teachers, teacher trainers, or ministry officials who are both dedicated to their own professional development and willing to share their knowledge with colleagues. Qualified candidates should:
- Have the ability to complete academic work at a U.S. university level (an advanced level of reading and writing in English, roughly equivalent to a minimum TOEFL score of 525/iBT 70)
- Have an understanding of English technical terms relating to computers and the Internet
- Have regular access (4-5 times/week) to a reliable, up-to-date computer with high-speed internet connectivity
- Have basic technology skills related to email, internet searches and downloads/uploads, logins/passwords, and e-file use (e.g., pdf, MS Word, Excel). Practical Applications in Listening and Speaking Skills participants require access to real-time tools such as Skype
- Have the ability to type in English well enough to perform online tasks in real-time and submit written assignments in a timely manner
- Have at least 8-10 hours per week to devote to the coursework
- Be a citizen of and reside in the nominating country at the time of the course
- Not hold dual citizenship in the United States
The American English E-Teacher Program is open to non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States. The program is open by nomination only. Interested English language professionals should contact the Public Affairs section of their local U.S. Embassy for up-to-date information. U.S. Embassies manage the selection and nomination of candidates.
The Office of English Language Programs does not accept direct applications.