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(CLASS) Seminar for English Teachers, 2012

CLASS: Civics, Language and American Studies Seminar for English Teachers, July 15 - 20, 2012

The Public Affairs Office of the United States Embassy in Israel is delighted to announce the opening of registration for CLASS 2012, the Embassy’s summer seminar for 40 Israeli high school English teachers from all over Israel. As in the past three years, the seminar will take place at the Kadoorie Youth Village in the Lower Galilee. The Israel Ministry of Education encourages teachers to attend the CLASS seminar and awards a minimum of 56 in-service training hours for full participation.

The CLASS seminar is funded by the U.S. Department of State and is designed to provide English language teachers with valuable professional development experience.  American specialists will lead all the sessions.   This year’s program will focus on integrating American Studies, civic education, and writing skills in the English language classroom, and provide guidance on developing materials and assessment tools for these content areas.

CLASS is an immersion seminar which means that participants stay on the Kadoorie campus for six consecutive days from July 15 - 20, 2012. The daily program begins after breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and usually includes evening activities as well.  (Teachers residing close to the Kadoorie School are not required to sleep on campus provided they arrive at Kadoorie for morning classes at 9:00 a.m. promptly and remain for evening activities.) Full board and lodging is provided; participants will share rooms and must bring their own sheets and towels. Cost per Participant is 650 shekels. Interested applicants should fill out the online application attached below. Application forms will also be posted on the Ministry of Education, ETAI and ETNI websites.

Registration closes on Friday June 22, 2012. Space is limited to 40 applicants so please apply early.  All successful applicants will be informed by June 28, 2012.

Please note: teachers who have participated in past CLASS seminars, teachers who were born in the U.S. or who are native English speakers may not apply.

CLASS 2012 Application Form