Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) - The US Department of State has sponsored a free’ Massive Online Open Course’ (MOOC) for teachers who specialise in Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL) between three and ten years of age in Bangladesh.
The MOOC is offered by George Mason University as part of the US Department of State’s American English (AE) E-Teacher Program.
This special TEYL MOOC is one of many initiatives the US Diplomatic Mission in Bangladesh is supporting this year to promote greater cooperation, dialogue, and mutual understanding between Bangladeshis and Americans, said the US Embassy in Dhaka on Monday.
Enrollment is open until November 25 and after enrolling, participants may log in at any time -- day or night -- to access the course.
All five modules of coursework must be completed by December 2.
Participants who will complete the required activities with a score of 70 percent or higher will receive a digital badge and certificate.
This TEYL MOOC is designed to introduce English teachers the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) to young learners three to ten years old.
Through engaging videos and practical readings, MOOC participants will explore approaches for teaching English that are not only effective but also fun and engaging for children.
Through weekly participation in this MOOC, teachers will have the opportunity to share ideas with peers and apply course content to their specific learning environment.
Bhola, Oct 21 (UNB) – Protesters on Monday sought removal of the district’s police chief and officer-in-charge of Borhanuddin Police Station within 72 hours over Sunday’s clashes that left four people dead.
All Party Muslim Unity Council convener Maulana Mohibullah and Member Secretary Tajuddin Faruk announced the six-point demands at a press conference at Bhola Press Club in the morning.
They demanded maximum penalty for ‘Biplob Chandra Shuvo’. It was from his Facebook ID that derogatory messages about Allah and Prophet Muhammad were sent to some people. Locals burst in protest after screenshots of the messages went viral on Facebook.
The man insisted that his account was hacked. Police have already detained two suspected hackers
Four people were killed and at least 200 others were injured in a clash on Sunday in Borhanuddin.
The All Party Muslim Unity Council urged the government to enact a law with capital punishment for derogatory remarks about Allah and Prophet Muhammad.
They also sought compensation for the families of the deceased and bearing medical expenses of the injured. The council also called for releasing everyone arrested over Sunday’s clashes.
Meanwhile, police filed a case over assault on law enforcers and murder. Four to five thousand people have been accused in the case, Borhanuddin Police Station OC Md Enamul Haque said.
In the morning, the local administration imposed an indefinite ban on public gathering in the district. Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Masud Alam Siddique said the step was aimed at maintaining law and order.
Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) – Nine newly-appointed additional judges to the High Court were sworn in on Monday morning.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at 10:30am at the Supreme Court Judges Lounge.
The judges are – Md Mahbubul Islam, Dr Jakir Hossain, Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, Sahed Nur Uddin, Kazi Ebadat Hossain, AM Jahid Sarwar Kajal, Kazi Zeenat Haque, Md Mahmud Hasan Talukdar Mintu and AKM Jahirul Haque.
The Law Ministry on Sunday issued a notification about their appointment for two years following the President’s approval, said Rezaul Karim, public relations officer of the ministry.