English Language Learning

The Office of English Language Programs supports public diplomacy outreach through English language teaching and training in Chile. It cooperates with the Ministry of Education, Binational Centers, professional teachers’ associations, public and private universities and other higher education institutes, among other partners, in order to build a stronger understanding between the peoples of Chile and the U.S.

POC: Marcela Hidalgo

E-mail: hidalgomc@state.gov

1. Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program is oriented toward high school teachers in the areas of English, Math, Science, and Social Sciences. Applicants should have a minimum of five years of teaching experience and show a command of the English language by taking the TOEFL test if pre-selected. The program consists of a six-week academic course, including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology. Participants will also take part in a practicum in a U.S. secondary school near their host university to work closely with U.S. teachers and students. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided throughout the program.

Qualified applicants should submit online application forms at the following link: http://oas.irex.org/tea. Applications should be written entirely in English by the candidate.  Interviews will be conducted in English.  Any applications found not to be prepared solely by the candidate will be automatically disqualified.

Applications closed. 

2. American English MOOCs

These MOOCs will help pre-intermediate to intermediate level learners improve their English skills in five major career fields. Each MOOC is five weeks in length, and each has a different facilitated course start date. After the start date of the first facilitated course, the MOOC is open for enrollment.

You can register to participate in this FREE course right here: www.aeeteacher.org

3. The American English Webinar Team

You can join American English Webinar Series at: http://americanenglishwebinars.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network


Professional Development for teachers

1. English Language Fellow Program

Ten-month fellowships carried out by American experts in TEFL and applied linguistics to work in academic institutions.

2. “E-teacher”Scholarship Program

Distance education courses on Critical Thinking, Assessment, Young Learners, Building Skills in the Web, ESP, Best Practices in TESOL and Projects Based Learning.

3. English Access Microscholarship Program

A two year Scholarship for non-elite 14-18 year old students to study English after school.