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E-Teacher Scholarship Program

The competition for E-Teacher Scholarship Program is OPEN. Application Deadline: July 4, 2014

The Office of Public Affairs of the Embassy of the United States of America in Belgrade announces the competition for the 2014-2015 academic year of the E-Teacher Scholarship Program for Serbia.

E-Teacher Scholarship Program – English Teacher Professional Development Distance Learning Program – is the program of the Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The program offers online courses that train foreign English language professionals in the latest U.S. methods of English language teaching via distance education. Participation is open to teachers worldwide. The 10-week courses will be offered in the fall 2014, winter, spring and summer of 2015. Tuition and materials will be paid by the Office of English Language Programs.

The courses offered for this academic year are the following:

  1. Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web, A Survey of Resources and Tools for Online and F2F English Language Teaching (Web Skills)
  2. Introduction to Pedagogy and Practices for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Methods)
  3. Practical Applications in Language and Learning Skills (PALSS) ONLY to be offered in Winter 2015 term.
  4. English for Specific Purposes, Aligning Context with Practices and Materials (ESP)
  5. Special Education and Differentiated Instruction in EFL Contexts (SpEd EFL)
  6. Teaching English to Pre-teens and Teens (TEPT)
  7. Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)
  8. Summative and Formative Assessment in Language Learning and Teaching (Assessment)
  9. Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching (CT)
  10. Developing Local Leadership for Global English Language Teaching (Global English) New for AY2014-2015 Not designed for classroom teachers, but rather for language administrators, principals, or staff that manage students or schools.

More details about each of these courses can be found on the Office of English language programs page: http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/e-teacher-scholarship-program/details

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Serbian citizenship, permanent employment in Serbia (with a minimum of 3 years of working experience as an English language teacher), university degree, and English proficiency.

RECRUITMENT:

Candidates for E-Teacher scholarships should be teacher trainers or teachers who are working or plan to work, with one of the subjects covered by the courses. They should be highly motivated individuals who are dedicated both to their own professional development and to sharing the knowledge gained with colleagues through workshops or professional presentations. Candidates should also be committed to fulfilling the program requirements (dedicating on average 8-10 hours per week) and completing the course.

Computer fundamentals:

  • regular access to e-mail and the Internet;
  • ability to navigate in Windows or other appropriate programs and create a Word document;
  • basic familiarity with the Internet and web browsers;
  • ability to type in English well enough to perform online tasks in real-time and to submit written assignments in a timely manner.

NOT ELIGIBLE:

  • Recent university graduates, with less than 3 years of teaching experience;
  • Local employees of the U.S. Mission in Serbia who work for the U.S. Department of State, and members of their families, as well as individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please fill out the application form and together with the copy of your passport (face page) and evidence of employment in Serbia (letter from employer confirming employment), e-mail it to stankovicv@state.gov

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014. Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

SELECTION:

Public Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy Belgrade, will review all the received applications for the eligibility and completeness, and then forward them to the Office of English Language Programs in Washington, D.C. where the selection committee will make the final selection of candidates. The results of the selection process will be available in late summer of 2014.

ELTA Video Competition

Dear ELTA Serbia members,

After the great success last year, we are once again having ELTA video competition!

Do you think you can make a video as interesting and as inspiring as one of the last years’s winners, or even outdo them? Then, hurry up and make your own entertaining, informative clip and possibly win free participation at our upcoming ELTA Serbia conference in May!

  • The title should be “Come to ELTA Serbia Conference!”
  • Videos should be up to 60 seconds in length
  • The deadline for submission is 28th February 2014

The main prize is free participation at ELTA Serbia 2014 Conference in May in Belgrade. Two other prizes are yearly memberships in ELTA Serbia.

Advantage will be given to individuals who have not participated last year.

Competition is open for residents of Serbia only.

ELTA team

 

ELTA Journal

Dear members and colleagues,

ELTA is proud to have published the first issue of ELTA Journal. In this first Editorial we would like to present and explain some of the major ideas that have shaped the creation of ELTA Journal and to adopt the position that will serve as the benchmark for future issues.

The journal is international in its scope and it welcomes contributions from all over the world. In this first issue, there are articles written by researchers and teachers from Japan, Russia, Cyprus and Uruguay in addition to those from Serbia.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue and we look forward to receiving your feedback and article contributions.

By clicking on the following link you will be able to read the first issue of ELTA Journal: http://eltajournal.org.rs/elta-journal-volume-1-no-1-dec-2013/

Best wishes for the New Year and Christmas holidays on behalf of ELTA editorial team!

Enjoy the reading!

 

ELTA Conference Programme 2013

Dear ELTA members, dear colleagues and conference presenters and participants,

We are happy to announce that you may now download the conference programme for our 11th annual ELTA conference to be held from 10th to 11th May in Belgrade.

This year we have over 40 presentations, lectures and workshops, and we hope the program will help you decide which ones you will attend.

We hope to see you there!

Your ELTA team

 

ELTA Conference Programme 2013

Timetable

Friday, 10 May 2013

Saturday, 11 May 2013


Provisional Conference Programme 2013

Dear ELTA members, dear colleagues and conference presenters and participants,

We are happy to announce that you may now download the provisional conference programme for our 11th annual ELTA conference to be held from 10th to 11th May in Belgrade.

This year we have over 40 presentations, lectures and workshops, and we hope the program will help you decide which ones you will attend.

Please note that early bird registration ends on 12th April.

For its 11th annual conference, ELTA has chosen a venue in which teachers have been studying for decades.

Faculty of Education, which is a part of the University of Belgrade, will welcome English teachers for the two days in May and we know it will be suitable and comfortable, with all the needs of teachers catered for.

The Main Hall and six other classrooms will be used for presentations and workshops, whereas the second floor gallery will provide the exhibition area for our partners and sponsors.

The staff lounge on the ground floor will double as a quiet room for presenters, and the faculty’s internet club will be open during the event so all the guests can use the computers there.

ELTA couldn’t organize the event without the assistance of many students of the faculty who will be volunteers at the conference.

We hope to see you there!

Your ELTA team


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