English Language Teacher Training Overview

Shaping the Way We Teach English is a video-based training product for English language educators. It has 14 modules (topics). The videos showcase classroom scenes from around the world and have an accompanying training manual plus additional readings.

The University of Oregon developed and produced the materials through funding from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs ©2007. All materials are free of charge and copyable for non-commercial educational use.

English Language Teacher Training Modules, Introduction and 1-14

Shaping the Way We Teach English” is made up of the following modules and topics.

Videos are also now available through YouTube-UO (use the word “Shaping” to search for them all at once). You can also click on the links below to access them individually. Turn on closed caption if you would like to see what people in the video are saying. If the videos play too slowly online, you can download them by pasting the links in the KeepVid website and then saving them to your computer for offline viewing.

Supplementary International Video Library Collection

New! Teachers have begun developing locally relevant and specialized training materials around the world. Some examples of this, in alphabetical order by country, include:

  • Russia: Website developed by David Fay, Elena Solovova, Elena Markova through the English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy Moscow (additional videos available in DVD format in Russia).

New! In training around the world, teachers have often asked if it would be possible to see full-length versions of some of the classes. Below are videos University of Oregon, American English Institute created in response to this.

  • Watch the Video: Full-length class of a university-level EFL course, Part 1 [Egypt].
  • Watch the Video: Full-length class of a university-level EFL course, Part 2 [Egypt].
  • Watch the Video: Full-length class of a secondary-level EFL course, Part 1 [Costa Rica].
  • Watch the Video: Full-length class of a secondary-level EFL course, Part 2 [Costa Rica].
  • Watch the Video: Full-length class of a secondary-level ESL course, Part 1 [African, in the DC area].
  • Watch the Video: Full-length class of a secondary-level ESL course, Part 2 [African, in the DC area].
  • Watch the Video: Full-length class of a primary-level bilingual course.

New! Teachers and teacher-trainers have also asked to see an example of a trainer using the “Shaping” materials with a group of trainees. Below is a workshop training session from Spring 2007 with co-trainers Leslie Opp-Beckman and Kay Westerfield. The workshop was for University of Oregon teachers who planned to train primary-level EFL teachers from Korea.

English Language Teaching Qualifications

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