Online teaching program for English teachers

Attention English teachers in Bosnia-Herzegovina!
The U.S. Embassy offers E-Teacher, a special online teaching program that helps teachers of English improve their skills.

The deadline to apply for the Winter 2015 term is on September 15, 2014.

For more information on the program, including contact details to request an application, please see US Embassy to B&H web site:

What is E-Teacher?

E-Teacher online distance education courses train foreign English language teaching (ELT) professionals in current teaching methods and specialized areas within academic field of English comprising the following options:

  • Introduction to Pedagogy and Practices for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Methods)
  • Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web (Web Skills)
  • Practical Applications in Language and Learning Skills (PALSS)
  • Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)
  • Teaching English to Pre-teens and Teens (TEPT)
  • English for Specific Purposes, Aligning Context with Practices and Materials (ESP)
  • Special Education and Differentiated Instruction in EFL Contexts (SpEd EFL)
  • Summative and Formative Assessment in Language Learning and Teaching (Assessment)
  • Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching (CT)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Hold BiH citizenship and reside in BiH at the time of the course;
  • Must not hold dual citizenship in the United States;
  • General understanding of English technical terms relating to digital technology and the Internet
  • Possess required English language abilities:
    • High intermediate to advanced English language skills, particularly in reading and writing;
    • Be able to complete academic work at a U.S. university level (approximately equivalent to a 525 TOEFL / 70 TOEFL iBT)

Internet Access and Technology Skills Requirements:

  • Regular access (4-5 times / week) to a reliable, up-to-date computer with high-speed internet connectivity.
  • Basic technology skills related to email, internet searches and downloads/uploads, logins/passwords, and e-file use (e.g., .pdf, MS Word, Excel). Practical Applications in Listening and Speaking Skills (PALSS): participants require access to real-time tools such as Skype and Google Hangout.
  • Ability to type in English well enough to perform online tasks and to submit written assignments in a timely manner.

Program duration and Important Dates:

E-Teacher 10-week online courses are offered during four terms:

  • Fall 2014: October 6, 2014 – December 12, 2014
  • Winter 2015: January 5, 2015 – March 13, 2015
  • Spring 2015: April 6, 2015 – June 12, 2015
  • Summer 2015: June 22, 2015 – August 28, 2015

Selection Criteria (Participants should meet the following criteria):

  • Should be current ELT professionals (e.g., teachers, teacher trainers, program administrators).
  • Should be highly motivated individuals who are dedicated to their own professional development and to sharing the knowledge they gain with colleagues in their local area.
  • Should be committed to fulfilling all program requirements, which include dedicating at least 8-10 hours to course work/week.

Program Deadline:

Deadline to apply for Winter 2015 is September 15, 2014. Please request application by writting to

Only complete applications (with all supporting documents requested in the application) will be read and considered for the program.

All applications will be due TBD.  If you are not selected for the Fall/Winter session, your application will automatically be considered for the Spring/Summer session.

No entry will be considered after the above deadline.

Program Benefits:

YouTube Video: Professional Development Workshop (Exchange)

After completion of the program, successful selectees who showed commitment and seriousness (up to 26 top performers) in the E-Teacher online courses will participate in a three-week Fall 2014 professional development exchange in Eugene, Oregon.

For more information about this program, please visit the E-Teacher Program  page and/or contact our Academic Exchange Coordinator.

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