The application period for the Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program is now open!
The Program offers foreign English teaching professionals the opportunity to take innovative, online university-level classes and online professional development programming for teachers. The OPEN Program Courses are freely open for any interested participants.
Eligibility and Application Overview
Candidates should be highly motivated teachers, teacher trainers, or ministry officials who are both dedicated to their own professional development and willing to share their knowledge with colleagues. Qualified candidates should:
Be a citizen of and reside in the nominating country at the time of the course
Not hold dual citizenship in the United States
Have the ability to complete academic work at a U.S. university level (CEFR approximately B2)
Have at least 8-10 hours per week to devote to coursework
Have regular access (4-5 times per week) to a reliable, internet-enabled device
Have an understanding of English technical terms
Have basic technology skills related to creating usernames and passwords, using credentials to log in to secured websites, using email, searching the internet, and accessing and managing electronic files (e.g., pdf, MS Word, Excel), including downloading and uploading files.
Have the ability to type in English well enough to participate in online discussions and submit written assignments in a timely manner
For more details, please check the OPEN Program page: https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/OPEN-Program
Course description (PDF 213 KB)
Application form (.docx 218 KB)
Submit your application to: GhelbetVS@state.gov by July 15, 2021.