US offers free online English course for Bangladeshi teachers


Desk Report:

The US Department of State has sponsored a free’ Massive Online Open Course’ (MOOC) for teachers who specialise in Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) between three and ten years of age in Bangladesh.

The MOOC is offered by George Mason University as part of the US Department of State’s American English (AE) E-Teacher Program.

This special TEYL MOOC is one of many initiatives the US Diplomatic Mission in Bangladesh is supporting this year to promote greater cooperation, dialogue, and mutual understanding between Bangladeshis and Americans, said the US Embassy in Dhaka on Monday.

Enrollment is open until November 25 and after enrolling, participants may log in at any time — day or night — to access the course.

All five modules of coursework must be completed by December 2.

Participants who will complete the required activities with a score of 70 percent or higher will receive a digital badge and certificate.

This TEYL MOOC is designed to introduce English teachers the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) to young learners three to ten years old.

Through engaging videos and practical readings, MOOC participants will explore approaches for teaching English that are not only effective but also fun and engaging for children.

Through weekly participation in this MOOC, teachers will have the opportunity to share ideas with peers and apply course content to their specific learning environment. unb


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