E-Center Updated News
Open Online Course in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Our “Global Course” in CALL has officially been launched with 512 learners from 27 countries on May, 12th 2013. Almost half of our learners are from Vietnam, thanks to the sponsor of the US Embassy in Hanoi and the support of the National Foreign Language Project 2020. One of our learners, Özlem Zengin from Turkey, posted his comment in the course forum, “I am very enthusiastic about having this course, which I believe increase our knowledge competence in using technology. I am also very excited to meet different people around the world.“
E-TESOL for Students Enrollment Announcement (Thông Báo Tuyển Sinh Chương Trình Dạy Tiếng Anh Trực Tuyến Miễn Phí Cho Đối Tượng Sinh Viên Việt Nam)
We are pleased to open our enrollment announcement for our program of E-TESOL for Students. The goals of this program are to help improve students’ English competences and digital skills. This program will have three courses: Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing, and Grammar. Learners will have opportunities to learn with our qualified English native instructors in the live virtual classrooms every week, be engaged in a social learning community and have self-paced learning in our learning management system with the support of voluntary international instructors. For more information about this program in Vietnamese, please click HERE.
E-Center Writing Lab Launched
As our commitment to provide high-quality English education
to Vietnamese learners, we are pleased to introduce our paid writing service.
Our writing lab is run by experts professionally trained in the field of
English writing. For more information about our lab, please click HERE.
Traits of Effective Instructors in an Online Setting
Basing on E-TESOL online training program, Phu Vu and Dr. Peter Fadde at Southern Illinois University Carbondale published a study report in the Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology. In this study, the researchers identified several predominant traits that effective online instructors had. More information about this report can be found HERE.
How do Undergraduate Students Use their iPad?
This is another article coauthored by Janette Howard, Phu Vu and Lan Vu on the Journal of Technology Integration in the Classroom. The researchers found iPads
had three predominant features: convenience, immediacy and portability. Students used iPads mainly for entertainment purposes in their dorm and Internet-surfing purposes in the classroom. Finally, the use of iPads did not have any positive impact on their learning. Congratulate our admin members on their new publication!
E- TESOL 1 Concluded
Last September marked a special event of E-center. We officially concluded our E- TESOL program season 1. Many learners passed a B2 test while taking our program; others will take it soon. We wish them all the best and would like to express our gratitude to their time and effort in our program. Below is a short video clip created by our E-TESOL learners before they completed the program.
First Teleconference on ICT in ELT in Vietnam
On Sept 23 2012, we successfully hosted the first teleconference on ICT in ELT in Vietnam. The event serves two purposes. It marks the conclusion of our first E-TESOL program, which lasted seven months and served 150 working teachers around Vietnam. Another purpose of this event was to introduce trends of ICT use in ELT in the world from different perspectives to educational administrators, teacher educators and instructors in Vietnam. Commenting on this event, Ms. Bui Thanh Huong, one of our participants, wrote in the discussion forum: “Thank you so much for the organizer and all presentations of many professors and teachers in this teleconference. I can broaden my knowledge and I am looking forward to the next teleconference”. Please click here to see detailed information about this event HERE.
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