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

Applications closed. 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.

2. American English E-Teacher MOOCs

The American English E-Teacher program offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in addition to its Global Online Courses (GOCs). These are free 5-week online courses designed for non-native English language teachers and open to an unlimited number of participants. The program offers both facilitated and self-directed MOOCs.

Professional Development for Teacher Trainers: October 15 – November 19, 2018. To join this course, please click here. 

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.