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Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Scholarship Program for Fall 2020 – US Embassy in Mongolia

Public Affairs Office
U.S. Embassy Mongolia
Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar – 017/FY2020

Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Scholarship Program for Fall 2020
Deadline: 5 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020.
Virtual Learning Opportunities for foreign English teachers and professionals

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is now accepting applications for the fall term Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Scholarship Program.

The OPEN Program offers 8-week, online, university-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions.

All courses use the latest in instructional technology to provide participants with an interactive distance-learning experience and are designed to familiarize participating teachers with current methods and issues in the field of English as a Foreign Language.  The OPEN Program also connects participants with U.S. English language teaching experts and creates a professional network of international colleagues.

Please submit the following documents by email to englishprograms@usembassy.mn before the due date of 5 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020.

  1. Completed application with statement of purpose 
  2. Up-to-date CV

Only complete applications along with CV will be considered for the program.

The Fall AE OPEN course description can be downloaded here.

We are accepting applications for:

Fall 2020 (classes begin September 29, 2020; orientation available Aug 24 – Sept 18, 2020)

The courses available:

  • Using Educational Technology 
  • Critical Thinking in the Classroom 
  • Teaching Grammar Communicatively 
  • Teaching English to Young Learners (under 12 years old) 
  • Content Based Instruction
  • TESOL Methodology
  • Professional Development for Teacher Trainers
  • English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) 

Candidates must:

  • Be an English language professional
  • Have strong English language reading and writing skills (ability to complete academic work at a U.S. university level, roughly equivalent to a minimum TOEFL score of 525/iBT 70)
  • Be a Mongolian citizen 
  • Be living in Mongolia for the entire duration of the Fall term 
  • Be able to understand and use English technical terms relating to computers & Internet
  • Have regular and reliable access to high-speed internet connection & access to a reliable, up-to-date computer 
  • Have basic technology skills related to email, internet searches and downloads/uploads, logins/passwords, and e-file use (e.g., pdf, MS Word, Excel)
  • Be able to type in English well enough to perform online tasks in real-time and submit written assignments in a timely manner
  • Have at least 8-10 hours per week to devote to the coursework
  • Be able to spend 10 to 12 hours online each week for the duration of the 8-week course
  • Not hold dual citizenship in the United States
  • Be willing to be enrolled in a second or third course, if your primary choice is unavailable

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