The Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program

Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Scholarship Program for Fall 2023

Deadline: 8am. Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

Virtual Learning Opportunities for foreign English teachers and professionals

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is now accepting applications for the Fall term Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Scholarship Program.

The OPEN Program offers 8-week professional development courses developed by U.S. universities on topics such as Developing and Teaching Academic Writing Courses, Creating and Implementing Online Courses (CIOC), Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement (FSME), TESOL Methodology, Professional Development for Teacher Trainers, and Integrating Critical Thinking into the Classroom.

All courses use the latest in instructional technology to provide participants with an interactive distance-learning experience and are designed to familiarize participating teachers with current methods and issues in the field of English as a Foreign Language.  The OPEN Program also connects participants with U.S. English language teaching experts and creates a professional network of international colleagues.

Please submit following documents (application form and CV) by e-mail to before the due date of 8am. Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

  1. Completed application form with statement of purpose
  2. Up-to-date CV

Only complete applications along with CV will be considered for the program.

The application form and the Spring OPEN program course description can be downloaded Here: Application form,  Course Description

We are accepting applications for:

Fall term (Term begins September 26, 2023; Orientation course available August 21 –September 15, 2023)

  • Teaching for the Future: English Teaching to Take on Climate Change
  • Developing and Teaching Academic Writing Courses
  • Teaching Grammar Communicatively
  • TESOL Methodology
  • Integrating Critical Thinking Skills
  • Using Educational Technology
  • Professional Development for Teacher Trainers
  • Creating and Implementing Online Courses
  • Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Fostering Student Engagement and Motivation

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of and reside in the nominating country at the time of the course
  • Not hold dual citizenship in the United States
  • Have the ability to complete academic work at a U.S. university level (an advanced level of reading and writing in English, roughly equivalent to CEFR B2)
  • Have at least 8-10 hours per week available to complete coursework
  • Have regular access to a reliable, internet-enabled device
  • Have basic technology skills related to creating usernames and passwords, using credentials to log in to secured websites, using email, searching the internet, and accessing and managing electronic files
  • Have the ability to type in English well enough to participate in online discussions and submit written assignments in a timely manner