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  • Seminarium Publishes New Video About ELTeach in Chile

    11/6/2015

    In collaboration with Programa Inglés Abre Puertas (PIAP), Seminarium Certificación Educación has released a new video about the successful implementation of ELTeach in Chile. 

    "I feel that this [ELTeach] training has brought value to my profession and to me as a person," said Claudia Jamarillo, an English teacher for PIAP who recently completed the program.

    Watch the full video (Spanish with English subtitles) below:




     

    ELTeach in Chile from NGL on Vimeo.

  • CCNN Releases New Video About ELTeach Success in Nicaragua

    6/26/2015
    The Centro Cultural Nicaragüense Norteamericano (CCNN) has created a new video featuring ELTeach users in Nicaragua. The program was piloted across the country to both public and private school teachers, with much success. Watch the full video below to learn more about the implementation of ELTeach in Nicaragua. 


    ELTeach Program Video Mixto from NGL ELTeach on Vimeo.

  • ELTeach Officially Endorsed by China's BNU

    5/1/2015
    The School of Foreign Language and Literature at Beijing Normal University (BNU), China, has officially endorsed the ELTeach program, following an endorsement meeting with ELT specialists from research institutes and universities across the country.
     
    According to their statement, the “ELTeach program meets the professional development needs of Chinese English Language Teachers, which has unique advantages comparing to traditional teacher training. From the implementations in Guangdong, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Beijing and other areas, the competence of teachers have been improved.”
     
    Read BNU's full ELTeach Endorsement Statement here.


  • English-for-Teaching: rethinking teacher proficiency in the classroom appears in April 2015 ELT Journal

    4/7/2015
    An article entitled English-for-Teaching: rethinking teacher proficiency in the classroom appeared in the April 2015 issue of ELT Journal (69/2) that proposes a reconceptualization of the language skills teachers need to deliver their lessons and interact with students in the English language classroom.  This concept builds on teachers’ pedagogical knowledge as they learn specific language they can use to implement instruction. The model, found in the ELTeach program, illustrates language use in three areas: managing the classroom, understanding and communicating lesson content, and assessing students and giving feedback.

  • New Publication on the Theory Behind the Practice of ELTeach

    3/18/2015
    An article describing the theoretical basis for ELTeach will appear in the April 2015 issue of ELT Journal. Authored by Donald Freeman, Anne Katz, Pablo Garcia Gomez and Anne Burns, senior advisors to the project, the article presents the conceptual framework for the training program. It describes how the framework was developed and provides samples of classroom tasks and the language used to enact them.
     
    Moving away from a model of teacher language based on general English proficiency to one grounded in day-to-day classroom practice, the article explains how ELTeach builds on what teachers know about teaching while introducing specific language that will support teachers in using English to teach English.
     
    For the full article, see English-for Teaching: rethinking teacher proficiency in the classroom. Donald Freeman; Anne Katz; Pablo Garcia Gomez; Anne Burns. ELT Journal 2015; doi: 10.1093/elt/ccu074

  • More than 1,400 Teachers Develop Classroom English Language Proficiency Using ELTeach

    2/26/2015

    Demonstrating a shared commitment to providing quality professional development for teachers of the English language, National Geographic Learning (NGL), part of global education company Cengage Learning, and the National Foreign Languages 2020 (NFL2020) Project are working together to improve English language instruction in Vietnam. Using NGL's ELTeach, an online, integrated professional development, assessment and certificate program developed in partnership with Educational Testing Service (ETS), more than 1,400 teachers and trainers in Vietnam have participated in professional development opportunities under the NFL2020 initiative. As a project by the Vietnamese government to build national foreign language capacity, NFL202 provides initiatives to evaluate and improve English curriculum and English teacher education curriculum.

    Through the collaboration, 600 teachers of English were selected from ten Departments of Education and Training (DoETs) acrossVietnam to complete the ELTeach English-for-Teaching online course and assessment. Another 838 trainers also, took part in a training of trainers (ToT) program using ELTeach, which included face-to-face training delivered by NGL to provide the skills necessary to train large groups of teachers moving forward. In September 2014, the participating teachers and trainers took the Test of English-for-Teaching (TEFT™) Assessment developed by ETS and received a score report and certificate from NGL and ETS upon completion.

    "We are delighted to be collaborating with the NFL2020 Project to help Vietnam achieve its English language education goals," said Dennis Hogan, executive director, National Geographic Learning. "Since its release in 2012, more than 10,000 teachers spanning 19 countries have successfully completed courses using ELTeach. These teachers, and the teachers and trainers in Vietnam, are joining a global community of leaders in English language teaching that are better equipped to teach English in English and are more confident in the use of educational technology. In fact, an interim efficacy report from the Vietnam collaboration notes that of those surveyed, 89% of teachers cited increased confidence in using English in the classroom and 98% of ToTs reported more confidence supporting and coaching teachers."

    "After this course, I have the energy and confidence to start a new school year and an eagerness to apply what I have learned from the ELTeach program," said Ho Thi Phi Phuong, Bui Thi Xuan Upper Secondary School, Hue city. "I hope that in the coming years, the government could create more opportunities for English teachers to take part in professional development courses, like ELTeach, so that we will have chances to connect with native teachers, using updated teaching methods."

    Read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/more-than-1400-teachers-in-vietnam-develop-classroom-english-language-proficiency-using-national-geographic-learnings-elteach-300040271.html



     

  • ELTeach Certificate Ceremony in Costa Rica garners media attention

    12/16/2014

    On December 10, 2014, a Certificate Ceremony was held to mark the completion of the first ELTeach implementation in Costa Rica, attracting local media attention.

    136 teachers of English, from Pérez Zeledón, Coto, Aguirre, and Grande de Térraba, were awarded their Certificates for completing the ELTeach: English-for-Teaching coursework and assessment between March and September 2014.

    The program was offered in partnership with Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano (CCCN) and sponsored by the Costa Rica and USA Foundation (CRUSA).

    TvSur Canal Catorce was on hand to cover the day's events.




    136 teachers graduate after receiving a virtual program

  • ELTeach Featured at Conference for Learning in the Digital World

    7/29/2014

    ELTeach was featured at Palestine's International Conference for Learning and Teaching in the Digital World, on March 30, 2014.

    The session, titled ELTeach: Online Professional Development for English Language Proficiency and Professional Knowledge, and presented by Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Regional Marketing Specialist, National Geographic Learning, examined the concept of teacher language proficiency as it is linked to professional knowledge needed for ELT.

    Participants explored a new theoretical framework, based on the notion of "language competence-for-teaching" that emphasizes how teachers can develop greater command of the situtational language of the classroom and thus build confidence in using English producively for pedagogic purposes.

    Mrs. Jennings-Robinson introduced the framework, explained how it was developed, and discussed how it has been used to develop ELTeach.

    She followed with a report on the piloting of the program in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America, using survey data showing teachers’ responses to its effectiveness for increasing language competence and confidence to use what is learned in practice.

    Date: March 30th 2014

    Location: An Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine

    Conference Overview and Details of Patron: http://elc.najah.edu/node/35

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  • National ELTeach Tour in Pakistan Draws 700 Attendees

    5/31/2014

    A national tour promoting the recent implementation and successful completion of the ELTeach program in Pakistan was held in the cities of Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi, from May 27-30, 2014.

    The events were sponsered by NTS Pakistan, Cengage Learning's exclusive ELTeach partner in Pakistan, and included seminars on the 'Professional Development of Teachers' as well as certificate ceremonies for the teachers who successfully completed the ELTeach coursework and assesssments in March. 

    Over 700 participants attended across all three cities, including government officials, public sector educational policy makers, representatives from NGOs, faculty and staff from higher and further education providers, private schools and colleges, national and regional ministries of education, and representatives from teacher education projects.

    Key speakers at the events included Dr. Haroon Rashid, CEO, NTS Pakistan and Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Regional Marketing Specialist, Cengage Learning. Additional speeches were given by invited honoured guests.

    Chief guests for each city included:  

    Islamabad: Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
    Lahore: Mr. Rai Haider Ali Kharal, Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab on Literacy
    Karachi: Ms. Sharmila Farooqi, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh, Minister for Culture

    www.nts.org.pk


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    Prof. Dr. Muhktar Ahmed, Chairman of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Cengage Learning, and Dr. Haroon Rashid, CEO of National Testing Services Pakistan at the Certificate Ceremony in Islamabad.

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    Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Cengage Learning, Mr. Rai Haider Ali Kharal, Advisor to the Chief Minister Punjab on Literacy, and Dr. Haroon Rashid, CEO of NTS Pakistan, present a Certificate of Completion and Achievement to a teacher for ELTeach in Lahore.

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    Ms. Sharmila Farooqi, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh, Minister for Culture, and Kelly Jennings-Robinson, Cengage Learning, in Karachi.

  • Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam adopts ELTeach

    10/3/2013

    Thai Nguyen University, one of five Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) approved Regional Foreign Language Centers in Vietnam, has implemented the ELTeach program with public elementary school teachers drawn from surrounding provinces.

    The teachers began their coursework in Summer 2013, all participating in the English-for-Teaching course. Their TEFTTM Assessments will be administered in October.


    For more information, please contact IIG Vietnam: Contact Us

    www.iiglearning.com

    www.iigvietnam.com

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