Current 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.

This page shows information about MOOCs that are currently running or open for enrollment. For information about upcoming scheduled MOOCs, see our Upcoming MOOCs page.

 

English as a Medium of Instruction (Facilitated)

English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) is an online course designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of teaching disciplinary content in English. This course will help you re-develop your existing courses or create new ones that use English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI). Materials include engaging videos, practical readings, and opportunities for collaboration within the course and in your institutions. You will identify challenges that faculty and students encounter in EMI classes, and develop strategies for successfully helping students learn course content while simultaneously building or refining their English skills. In addition, you will gain confidence in teaching in English while you also become more comfortable using pedagogies that are interactive and focus on student learning. Topics include course design, syllabi development, lesson and materials creation, teaching interactively in English, and supporting learning through technology. When you complete the course, you will have a portfolio of materials you can use in your own courses.

Enrollment Opens: September 19, 2022

Course Starts: October 17, 2022

Enrollment Closes: November 21, 2022

Course End Date: November 28, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND ENROLL IN ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION (FACILITATED)

 

Professional Development for Teacher Trainers (Self-Paced)

The Professional Development for Teacher Trainers MOOC, developed by Arizona State University, is designed for both new and experienced teachers, gives participants methods for creating, presenting, and evaluating effective teacher training workshops. You will gain tools and techniques for promoting professional development in your teaching context. Through participation in this course, you will develop your skills for delivering engaging and relevant teacher trainings.

Enrollment Opens: September 19, 2022

Course Starts: September 19, 2022

Enrollment Closes: December 5, 2022

Course End Date: December 12, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND ENROLL IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHER TRAINERS (SELF-PACED) 

 

English for Media Literacy for Educators (Facilitated)

English for Media Literacy for Educators (EML-E) is an exciting MOOC designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of teaching about media literacy in the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom. Through informative videos and practical readings, you will explore approaches for teaching English for media literacy that are not only effective but engaging and enlightening. You will learn theory and strategies necessary for successful media literacy instruction for students of various ages and levels of English proficiency. In the media literacy education context you will also gain new ideas for teaching students how to analyze, critique and communicate their thoughts in English. In addition, you will gain useful knowledge and resources that you can share with your education colleagues and others who are interested in this critical 21st century skill – media literacy. Through weekly participation in this MOOC, you will have the opportunity to share ideas with peers and apply course content to your teaching context. Get ready to learn about EML-E and be part of an international learning community with teachers around the world!

Enrollment Opens: August 22, 2022

Course Starts: September 19, 2022

Enrollment Closes: October 24, 2022

Course End Date: October 31, 2022

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND ENROLL IN ENGLISH FOR MEDIA LITERACY FOR EDUCATORS (FACILITATED)

 

Teaching English to Young Learners (Self-Paced)

Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) is an exciting Standalone Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) to young learners 3-10 years old. Through engaging videos and practical readings, you will explore approaches for teaching English that are not only effective but also fun and engaging for children. You will learn techniques for teaching new vocabulary and grammar that encourage student participation. In addition, you will gain new ideas for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing in a meaningful context. Through participation in this Standalone MOOC, you will have the opportunity to share ideas with peers and apply course content to your learning environment. Get ready to learn about TEYL and be part of an international learning community with teachers around the world!

Enrollment Opens: July 11, 2022

Course Starts: July 11, 2022

Enrollment Closes: September 26, 2022

Course End Date: October 3, 2022

 

 

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