News and Coming Attractions for English Language Educators

The Office of English Language Programs of the U.S. Department of State generously provides the resources through the Regional English Language Offices (RELOs) and American Embassies worldwide.

Dear colleagues,

Below you can find some news, reminders and coming attractions that might interest you or your colleagues working in the ELT field:

English Teaching Forum

The latest issue of English Teaching Forum is now available online. Volume 61, Number 3 features articles by teachers from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Australia, Japan, Russia, and the United States. Article topics include the following:

  • Suggestions and encouragement for turning teaching ideas into publishable articles
  • Ways to use nonnative speakers as role models for English language learners
  • Dictogloss strategies for improving learners’ literacy
  • Guidelines for running an effective MOOC camp
  • Ideas for using student-generated videos productively
  • Creative ways to use emojis for speaking practice


English for Career Development, English for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), English for Journalism, English for Business and Entrepreneurship, English for Media Literacy, Creating and Implementing Online Courses, English for Media Literacy for Educators, Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement

All Current MOOC enrollment links can be found at:

AE Live Webinar Series 18

The series will take place Sept 6 – November 15.  These 60-minute sessions will be held every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. ET from Washington, D.C. Participants can join the sessions by viewing the live posts at the above times here: 

Series 18     
Theme     Date     Name     Title     
CT     10/4/23    18.3     Serena Chu-Mraz     Critical Thinking in the EFL Classroom: Engaging and Empowering Students     
CT     10/18/23  18.4     Hema Ramanathan     Thinking Critically about Illustrations     
CT     11/1/23    18.5     Adrienne Johnson     I wonder… Activities that Teach Young Learners to Think Critically     
CT   11/15/23  18.6     Dorea Jackson     Metacognition: Empowering Students to Monitor and Evaluate their Learning     


ELTA team