Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

 

The OPEN Program offers free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are open to an unlimited number of participants. Some MOOCs are 5 weeks, and some are longer. Please carefully read the course description for each. Each MOOC is preceded by an optional orientation module. Click the blue enrollment links below for more information about each course, and to enroll.

English for Journalism

English for Journalism is an OPEN MOOC for Learners. It is designed for non-native English speakers interested in developing the skills needed for a career in modern journalism. Participants will explore print and digital media while expanding vocabulary and increasing the ability to research and develop local and global news stories. This is a self-paced course. Self-paced MOOCs offer participants the opportunity to complete the course on their own schedule

Enrollment closed: October 9, 2020

Course ends October 19, 2020

 

Professional Development for Teacher Trainers

This teacher-training MOOC,  designed for both new and experienced teachers, gives participants methods for creating, presenting, and evaluating effective teacher training workshops. This course was developed with Arizona State University. This is a facilitated MOOC, which will last 5 weeks.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHER TRAINERS

Enrollment opens: Sep 8, 2020 

Course Start Date: Oct 5, 2020

Close Enrollment Date: October 23, 2020

Course End Date: Nov 16, 2020

 

TESOL Methodology

This teacher-training MOOC provides learners with strategies for teaching speaking, listening, reading, and writing to English learners of different ages and contexts. They will discuss best practices for TESOL in the 21st century. This course was developed with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. This is a self-paced course. Self-paced MOOCs offer participants the opportunity to complete the course on their own schedule.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN TESOL METHODOLOGY

Enrollment opens: September 8, 2020

Course starts: September 8, 2020

Enrollment closes: November 20, 2020

Course ends: November 30, 2020

 

English for Business and Entrepreneurship

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their language skills and knowledge of business and entrepreneurship at the same time. From identifying an opportunity to planning a persuasive pitch, this course will guide you step-by-step through the basic elements of starting up a new business. Through selected readings and video lectures, you will learn how to use market research to identify risks and opportunities. You will learn how to read and develop a business plan and how to find investors and financial support. Finally, you will learn strategies for making a pitch to present your business concept.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Open Enrollment Date: September 8, 2020

Course Start Date: October 5, 2020

Close Enrollment Date: December 18, 2020

Course End Date: December 28, 2020

 

English for Media Literacy

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their language skills and knowledge of the media at the same time. In this course, participants will investigate how media has changed over time. They will explore the world of advertising and identify targeted marketing strategies, analyze sources, detect bias, and examine how diversity representation in media influences individual identity and society. This course provides the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role media plays in our lives while building the vocabulary and language skills needed to analyze what we read and watch.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL IN ENGLISH FOR MEDIA LITERACY

Open Enrollment Date: October 5, 2020

Course Start Date: October 5, 2020

Close Enrollment Date: December 18, 2020

Course End Date: December 28, 2020

 

Questions:

Have questions? Please e-mail OPENMOOCS@fhi360.org.