E-Teacher Alumni Seminar in Manila Brings Together 38 Participants from 12 Countries across East Asia

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines held a regional professional development seminar for high-performing participants in the E-Teacher Program from August 17th to 19th in collaboration with the U.S. Embassies in China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The E-Teacher Program facilitates online courses for English-language teachers on topics including teaching critical thinking, teaching English to young learners, and professional development for teacher trainers.  Thirty-eight participants attended the seminar, coming to Manila from 12 countries across the region:  Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

The theme for the seminar was Collaborative Learning in the 21st Century.  English Language Fellow Leah Jordano-Kudalis, a participant in a RELO program that places U.S. experts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with Philippine academic institutions, conducted workshops on project-based learning.  U.S. Embassy in Indonesia RELO Assistant Ayunda Siagian led a session on Indonesia’s experience with implementing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

The Regional English Language Office in the Philippines promotes the professional development of English teachers through face-to-face instruction and distance learning programs taught by U.S. TESOL experts.