[Funding Opportunity] Advancing English for Media Literacy in Kazakhstan

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the design and implementation of the Advancing English for Media Literacy in Kazakhstan project. This twelve-month long program will provide media literacy and anti-disinformation training in English to audiences in Kazakhstan using the English for Media Literacy and English for Media Literacy for Educators Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) designed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The provider will be required to use the RELO pre-developed curricula available for the facilitator’s use. In addition to the training activities, the provider will also be responsible for implementing the curricula in schools and universities. Program activities will take place in cities and towns throughout Kazakhstan.

The goal of the MOOC for Media Literacy program is to equip Kazakhstani school and university teachers and their students with the tools necessary to access different types of mass media in the 21st century. Participants will learn to discern real from fake news and how to be better consumers of traditional and social media.

The ECA Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) help pre-intermediate, intermediate, and advanced level learners improve their English skills in five major career fields. Each MOOC is self-paced and is five weeks long. The MOOCs on Media Literacy will be the online basis for this project. To complete the program, participants will take the course during their own time and meet with professional English language teachers twice weekly. Teachers will assist the participants with registering, completing and receiving a course certificate. It is expected that 100% of the participants complete the course. The number of participants for each cohort will depend on the overall award amount to the provider.

Learn more about the funding opportunity and application forms: DOS-KAZ-NS-RELO-21-016