E-Teacher Scholarship Programme

Teachers are offered scholarships to the following programmes:
Shakespeare in Stratford – Study course at the Shakespeare Birthplace trust, Stratford-Upon-Avon –Saturday 1 st to Saturday 7 th August 2010 (inclusively)

Shakespeare and his stage: Cultural seminar for teachers at Shakespeare’s Globe, London – Saturday 8 th to Saturday 14 th August 2010 (inclusively)
E-Teacher Scholaraship Program offered by the US Embassy in Collaboration with the ESU (see text below)
In 2009, ESU school members were offered the opportunity to nominate a teacher from their school for the E-Teacher Scholarship programme. organised by the Embassy of the USA , in collaboration with the ESU.
This programme offered by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs consisted of seven innovative on-line graduate level classes intended for English teaching professionals worldwide through two different universities, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and University of Oregon

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Monday 7th December 2015 – Three teachers who took part in the E-Teacher Scholarship Programme in early 2015 received their certificates issued by the University of Oregon from Mrs Marjory Scheleicher, Assistant Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy.
– Mrs Kobita Kumari Jugnauth of Gaetan Raynal State
– Mr Ali Asgar Purdasy of Universal College
– Ms Zeenat Bibi Fugurally of Royal College Curepipe

ESU has also received certificates for Mrs Marie Anouchka Poché-Collard of Grand Montagne College, Mr Rameshwar Rao Maloo of Mahatma Gandhi State School (Moka) and Mrs Shobha Beeharry Panray of Sharma Judgambi State Secondary School. Unfortunately, they could not attend the certificate award ceremony on that day.
Three teachers, Mrs Vijayaluxmi Naraloo of Hindu Girls’ College, Ms Cassendra Naidu of MGSS Solferino and Mr David Nicholas Geffroy of College du St Esprit Rivière Noire, have just recently completed their respective courses, all of them scoring over 95%. We convey our warmest congratulations to them. Mr Geffroy who followed the online TESOL programme said that it was “a very enriching experience as it has increased my knowledge with many useful new theories, tools and contacts”.

The E-Teacher Scholarship Program is designed to improve the quality of English language teaching throughout the world. Participants are English teaching professionals who receive instruction in the most recent English language teaching methods and techniques, while also being introduced to American educational values. Participants use innovative distance learning technology to interact with U.S. experts.
Participation is open to teachers who are members of the English-Speaking Union.
A panel of judges comprising Mr Prem Burton, CSK, Mrs Marie-France Roussety, Vice-Presidents of ESU-Mauritius and Mr Rajen Gangoosingh, Secretary, nominated the following teachers for the 2011-2012 on-line programme:

1) Mrs S. Seeneevassen of France Boyer de la Giroday SSS
2) Mrs W. Appadoo-Ramsamy of Hindu Girls College
3) Mrs S. Dhorbul of Gaetan Raynal State College
4) Mrs A. B. Ramgoolam of Sookdeo Bissoondoyal SC
5) Ms D. Ramparsad of Royal College Curepipe
Candidates selected for the programme have to be committed to fulfilling the 10-week program requirement, dedicating on average 8-10 hours of work per week and completing the course.

Mauritius was represented by Mr Sivananda Vencatapillay of Mahatma Gandhi Secondary School of Nouvelle France at the Study of the US Institute for Secondary School Educators conducted by the US Institute for Training & Development from 17th to 30th July 2011. Throughout the six weeks in the United States, activities included academic lectures and readings, panel discussions, film showings, site visits to historical locations and cultural and governmental institutions.