Regional English Language Office
The Regional English Language Office is a part of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. The main goals of the office are to offer assistance and support to English language professionals in Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Moldova, and to enhance mutual understanding between these countries and the United States of America. Resources that this office can provide include materials for language learning, teacher training, and professional development; workshops and seminars to enhance and upgrade English language teaching; short-term American speakers and consultants and assistance with development of curricula, textbooks, and tests.
English Language Fellow Program
The English Language Fellow Program, supported by the U.S. Department of State, provides professionally trained American teachers and teacher trainers for universities, teacher training institutes, and other institutions of language education worldwide. Fellows teach English language and implement special teacher training, methodology, and curriculum development projects.
Speakers and Specialists
The English Language Specialist Program, a program within the U.S. Department of State English Language Programs Office, provides training for schools, universities and other academic institutions conducted by American academics in the fields of English as a Foreign Language and Applied Linguistics to schools and universities on a short term basis. Workshops, seminars and conference keynotes on topics such as curriculum development, teacher training and education, textbook development, English for Specific Purposes, and program evaluation can all be facilitated by these American experts.
Books for Sale
English teaching books and publications produced by the Office of English Language Programs of the U.S. Department of State are available for purchases through the Public Affairs Section.
Ukraine's professional organization for teachers of English is TESOL-Ukraine. Membership is open to all teachers of English. National conferences and regional conferences are held annually, with assistance from the RELO office and Public Affairs Section.
English Teaching FORUM Magazine
The English Teaching FORUM magazine is a quarterly journal published by the United States Department of State for teachers of English. In Ukraine, issues of the FORUM are included in annual membership fees for TESOL-Ukraine and are distributed by the organization. Current and previous issues of FORUM magazine can be accessed online at www.forum.state.gov. The Office of English Language Programs also publishes an electronic journal called the Language and Civil Society Journal which contains content-rich material for language instruction.
The E-Teacher Scholarship Program offers innovative, online, graduate level classes to English teaching professionals outside of the United States through two U.S. universities, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Oregon. The courses explore major areas of the academic specialty of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). If you are interested in participating in this program, contact the Regional English Language Office. For more detailed information on currently offered courses and course content go to http://exchanges.state.gov/englishteaching/eteacher.html .
Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinar Course
The Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinar Course is hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This professional development program for English teachers around the globe addresses methodological topics that foster interactive, student-centered language instruction. Visit the Shaping the Way We Teach English NING site at http://shapingenglish.ning.com to find recordings from previous webinars that are 60-90 minutes and include corresponding downloadable presentations and additional resources. You can find information about live webinars on our website or by visiting americanenglish.state.gov .
American English Online
American English Online is a website that provides resources for teaching and learning English and American culture. The website is updated bi-monthly and provides cutting edge resources teachers can easily adapt in their own classrooms or learners can use for self-study americanenglish.state.gov .
E-Connect is an online platform for teachers of English that offers the ability to communicate and share ideas and information related to English language learning and teaching in the RELO Kyiv region of Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.http://e-connect.ning.com/ .
Our contact information
Kevin McCaughey, Regional English Language Officer
Links to Related ELT Sites
Call for proposals
Call for Participation in E-Teacher Scholarship Program 2014-15
The RELO office calls for applications from teacher trainers, tertiary/secondary teachers of English, and program administrators in Ukraine to participate in one of the ten English Teacher Professional Development DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES provided through a U.S. university.
Deadline for submission of applications FOR THE COURSES TO BE OFFERED IN THE WINTER 2014 is SEPTEMBER 15, 2014