E-Teacher Scholarship Program
Building Teaching Skills Through the Interactive Web

Course Description

This 10-week online training course for English Language Teachers (ELTs) is offered through the University of Oregon's Linguistics Department/American English Institute (UO AEI). Participants in this course will build skills in English language teaching with technology. The overall objective is to enable teachers to understand and use appropriate technology to enhance the learning environment and outcomes for their students.


Participants will create an ongoing record of their work in the course and how the information can be used in their own classrooms using a blog. The weekly posts will also include an update on progress with a technology-enhanced project for each teacher's local school or setting.

Readings and Resources

Throughout each week, you will read about, analyze, reflect on, and discuss articles and resources related to language teaching and learning pedagogy. We will also explore options for incorporating computer-based tools and resources in face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments. Learn more…


We will use the Nicenet course management system for our asynchronous (not in "real time") discussions related to the above readings, resources, and observations.

Weekly Blog Post

You will update your ongoing reflective blog each week, adding ideas and reflections about how the information you learned can be used in your local school or setting. Learn more…

Course Project

You will create a technology-enhanced project for your local school or setting, where you incorporate what you have learned from the course and apply it in your teaching in order to enhance teaching and learning in your setting. Learn more...


Your assignments are due every week on Sundays at 11:59pm, Oregon time:

  • Readings + discussions
  • Weekly task
  • Reflective blog update (starting in Week 2).
  • Progressive work on your project (starting in Week 2).


Certificates are priority mailed at the end of each term to the US Embassy sponsoring the participating teachers and then distributed locally. Please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks for receipt of certificates as efforts may be impeded due to unforeseen local events and irregularities in local delivery systems.

Contact Information

For information about current course options, please contact:


Dr. Leslie Opp-Beckman, UO AEI Director of Distance Education





UO AEI Distance Education Assistant



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