US Embassy recognises recipients of E-Teacher certification

The American Embassy on Friday recognised six Rwandan teachers of English for completing the intensive E-Teacher programme.
Hawley (L) poses with the teachers. The New Times/ Courtesy.
Hawley (L) poses with the teachers. The New Times/ Courtesy.

The American Embassy on Friday recognised six Rwandan teachers of English for completing the intensive E-Teacher programme.

Sponsored by the US Department of State and implemented by the University of Oregon, the E-Teacher programme is a three-month intensive online course aimed at strengthening English language education outside of the US.

This year’s E-Teacher recipients from Rwanda with their areas of focus are; Heritier Ruboneka (Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching), Gaetan Mitsindo (Teaching English to Young Learners), Theogene Tugwenayo (Assessment: Summative and Formative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching), felox Nshimiyiman (Introduction to Pedagogy and Practices for teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), as well Sostene Ntibanyurwa and Claude Mukeshimana who focused on Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web.

US Embassy Public Affairs Officer Charles Hawley said English Language development is one of the top goals the embassy shares with Rwanda.

“The teachers are gaining valuable skills to continually develop the level of English education in Rwanda,” Hawley said.

The E-Teacher programme is open to non-US citizens living outside of the United States who are nominated for the programme by their local US Embassy. Those English teachers who are interested in the programme are advised to contact the Cultural Affairs Specialist, Eugene Uwizeyimana, who can be found at the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Kigali.

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