Scholarships for 70 English language educators will be awarded for the program which takes place from March 7 – June 7
Brasília, January 11, 2022: Through the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, the Regional English Language Office (RELO) Brazil launches an open call for two eight-week online courses for English language educators in Brazil at a B2 English language level. Scholarships for 70 English language educators will be awarded for the program which takes place from March 7 – June 7 (including a mandatory orientation week). Applications to join the selection are open until January 21, 2022, through the link: https://forms.gle/uPnJnjthoLS949jB7
Classes consist of asynchronous work in small cohorts delivered by prominent U.S. universities. Course titles include “Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting” and “Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom”.
Learn more about the courses:
Integrating Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting: Exploration of culture in an EFL setting requires helping students engage in real-life situations to develop the ability to navigate across a variety of cultures. This intercultural ability requires language choices and awareness of oneself as a cultural being. It also requires critical thinking skills, which are themselves culturally defined. Using experiential learning as the organizational model, this course will engage participants in analyzing personal experiences, media, EFL textbooks, and classrooms to develop the capacity to think critically about the cultural assumptions and viewpoints embedded in their teaching content and process. After assessing learners’ needs and goals, participants will develop a concrete teaching lesson that reflects their view of teaching critical thinking and intercultural competence in their particular context.
Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom: This course is designed to help English language teaching professionals around the world acquire and maintain basic knowledge and skills in technology for professional purposes through hands-on learning. It will help teachers integrate pedagogical knowledge and skills with technology to enhance their language teaching and learning through their reading, discussion, and creation of new learning activities. The course will help participants apply technology in record keeping, feedback, and assessment, and use technology to improve communication, collaboration, and efficiency by participating in online discussion and presentation.
The RELO in Brazil supports U.S. public diplomacy efforts to enhance mutual understanding (through English) between the people of Brazil and the United States. The RELO liaises with the Ministry of Education, State and Municipal Secretariats of public education, English teacher associations, public and private universities, and other partners in order to offer professional development, educational exchange programs, and resources for English language teachers and students. Learn more at https://br.usembassy.gov/education-culture/english-language-programs/