The U.S. Embassy in Algeria is pleased to announce the Online Professional English Network program (OPEN) that offers 8-week, online university-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions.
The U.S. Embassy in Algeria is seeking to award 30 E-Teacher Scholarships for the spring term for Methodology for TESOL course delivered by the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
OPEN Program 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
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:
- Be a citizen of and reside in the nominating country at the time of the course;
- Not hold dual citizenship in the United States;
- Have the ability to complete academic work at a U.S. university level (CEFR approximately B2);
- Have at least 8-10 hours per week to devote to coursework;
- Have regular access (4-5 times per week) to a reliable, internet-enabled device;
- Have an understanding of English technical terms;
- Have basic technology skills related to creating usernames and passwords, using credentials to log in to secured websites, using email, searching the internet, and accessing and managing electronic files (e.g., pdf, MS Word, Excel), including downloading and uploading files;
- Have the ability to type in English well enough to participate in online discussions and submit written assignments in a timely manner.
For more information, visit https://dz.usembassy.gov/education-culture/exchanges/