Shaping the Way We Teach English MOOC Project


The University of Oregon, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State and in partnership with Coursera, enters the MOOC world and has been launched offering a free, two-part Massive Open Online Course designed to help educators more effectively teach English as a foreign language.

Shaping the Way We Teach English was developed by the University of Oregon. It is hosted on the Coursera platform as part of the Department’s partnership with Coursera. This is a free opportunity for current and future educators of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to improve the quality of their teaching methods.

The course offers a unique, multimedia-rich collaborative environment where participants can interact with top-ranked English-language educators from all over the world. Participants will have access to asynchronous materials and methods that complement college courses such as Introduction to Methods for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Interactive discussion forums will also allow participants to share ideas with each other to enhance their English language teaching expertise. The benefits of this course should enable educators to establish, adapt, and evaluate their methods, materials, and classroom activities to improve their students’ study of English.

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For Information, Contact:
Orca Merwin
University of Oregon
Leslie Opp-Beckman