On August 21, 2019 at the Uhuru Hotel in Moshi, the U.S. Embassy awarded more than 30 English teachers from across Tanzania certificates of completion of the U.S. Embassy’s AE E-Teacher Program. Over the course of the past year, these teachers actively participated in 10-week, graduate-level, online methodology courses offered by prominent American universities. These courses included Professional Development for Teacher Trainers (Arizona State University), Content Based Instruction (World Learning), Integrate Critical Thinking Skills into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting (World Learning), Teaching English to Young Learners (George Mason University), TESOL Methodology (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Teaching Grammar Communicatively (World Learning), and Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom (Iowa State University).
At the certification ceremony, which was attended by Education Officer Agnes John Mathew and Global Program Officer for the AE E-Teacher Program Katherine Bain from Washington, DC, the U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Officer George M. Chinnery congratulated the teachers for their successful completion in the courses, and urged them to share their new knowledge, skills and abilities with their peers. “Your gains from these courses are gains for the children of Tanzania.” Following the certification ceremony, Ms. Bain and Mr. Chinnery conducted a workshop on instructional systems development for the new AE E-Teacher Program alumni. By the end of the two-day program, teachers had cooperatively developed their own workshops aimed at sharing the content from their respective AE E-Teacher courses. Over the coming months, they will conduct these workshops across Tanzania.
To learn more about the Department of State and U.S. Embassy’s other English language programs and resources, visit https://americanenglish.state.gov/.
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