With a wide variety of activities, the English Language Programs Division supports English teaching programs and activities outside the United States, serving United States Information Service (USIS) offices in more than 140 countries. Our staff plan, conduct, promote and support programs sponsored by our offices and/or host country institutions such as Ministries of Education, universities, and USIS-related English Language Programs (Binational Centers and USIS Direct English Teaching Programs). Activities include the development of English teaching curricula, textbooks, and teacher training workshops. The Washington office staff provide academic expertise, advisory and consultative assistance, and materials resources worldwide. They also stimulate and reinforce academic exchange programs between the United States and other countries and help to interpret American life and institutions to the world.
Consider:The Division has a staff of English Language Officers (ELOs), program specialists, and support staff based in Washington and overseas. All officers hold advanced academic degrees in the teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL), applied linguistics, or a related field. They have, as well, many years of experience as EFL teachers, teacher trainers, university educators, and administrators.
Please look through our pages for programs from which you might benefit or participate. And remember, the first and best point of contact is usually at the USIS office in your country, or with the English Language Officer in your area.
The English Language Programs Division