• Professional Development Programs

    Professional Development and Moodle Training Programs was founded by Dr. Nellie Deutsch in 2009 in order to bring free e-learning to educators in developing and developed countries in blended and fully online programs. 

    Click to learn about and enroll in the free online events. 

Available courses

Course image Make yourself understood! - Let's boost your speaking skill!
Professional Development
Skill Level: Intermediate

This is a 6-week course which will help you improve your speaking skills. The course is for young adults and adults whose English is as at the A2 or B1 level according to the CEFR or at the preintermediate - intermediate level. 

We speak to our family members, friends, colleagues at work, in millions of everyday situations. It is easy when we do it in our native language, but when we need to communicate in another language, in this case English, we face challenges. Technology can help a lot, but we need to fight the feeling of embarrassment and insecurity that get in the way when we are not sure how to pronounce something or what is a word for an object, for exampleWine bottle opener, black and white, handles in three different positions, resemble a robot.( by the way, a wine-bottle opener).

Practice makes perfect - we can often hear that, but to make that practice really useful, we need guidance and some explanation of what is correct and what we shouldn't say. 

Through 9 topics of the course, you, as learners will first familiarize with the English-speaking environment, will get the links to high-quality resources to listen to people speaking English, do different exercises and tasks to improve your fluency and accuracy, that is, to find right words easily and say them correctly.

During weeks 3 to 6 there will be live sessions when you, as course participants, will have the opportunity to talk to each other and use what you have learnt. No need to worry, there will be always a lot of support in the form of prompts and model sentences to help you speak. 

Enroll the course and speak up!







Course image Upcycle Learning and Resources
Professional Development
Skill Level: Beginner

UpCycle: Lessons & Resources is a four-week course. Participants will use technology to plan and prepare for effective learning and teaching. In discussion and practice, you'll encourage inquiry thinking and a growth mindset.

Course image A Compliant Course Design
Professional Development
Skill Level: Beginner

The workshop on 'The Compliant Course Design' addresses the issue of learning gaps by focusing on providing equitable learning experiences for both in-person and remote learners. It combines synchronous and asynchronous course material, assignments, assessments, discussion boards, learning activities and grades, hence enabling them to easily shift between online and in-person learning.

Course image Creative Writing Boost
Professional Development
Skill Level: Beginner

A unique, collaborative, online experience to help English Language Teachers overcome their fear of writing creatively by acquiring the knowledge and skills to share personal stories in the classroom.




Course image Designing an Adaptable Course
Professional Development
Skill Level: Beginner

A 4-week Online Course addresses the issue of learning gaps and improve the learning outcomes by combining synchronous methods and asynchronous methods to enable the learner to easily shift between online and in-person learning. This course is meant for pre service and in service teachers teaching any class and any subject from Grade 6 onwards till university level. It will amplify the effectiveness of learning and hence takes care of the growing demand for quality education locally and globally.



Course image PeMoLe for Communication in English
Professional Development
Skill Level: Beginner

Personalized Mobile Learning (PeMoLe) is a self-paced online course to help EFL distance learners improve their speaking ability by providing them with a flexible  and  supportive  space to interact with one another and with their teacher, using resources and each other as a source and inspiration.

Course image Teaching EFL to L1 Arabic Speakers
Professional Development
Skill Level: Beginner

The specific challenges which L1 Arabic speakers meet when studying EFL are not always fully understood by non-Arabic speaking instructors. While complete understanding of a language requires high levels of proficiency and fluency, this brief course aims to provide a few key concepts for teachers to keep in mind.


Course image Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Professional Development
Skill Level: Intermediate

This course  will focus on  the four skills and grammar , learning basic principles and strategies for teaching them and designing lesson plans following the basic principles  learnt and engaging learners in the process of learning as active participants.   

 

Course image The Job Search Process- A Low Intermediate ESL Course
Professional Development
Skill Level: Beginner

This course is designed for low intermediate English language learners with a CLB level 5 proficiency to provide an understanding of the job search process. There are six sections:

  1. Introduction 
  2. Searching for a job
  3. Hard skills and soft skills
  4. Understanding an online job posting
  5. The Interview
  6. Showcase and Reflect

Course image Yoga with Maria
Professional Development
Skill Level: Beginner

A set of files, exercises, pictures and videos to start your Yoga journey. Enjoy! Namaste.