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, 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.
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
English Teaching FORUM Magazine is a quarterly journal published by the United States Department of State. It has articles by and for teachers of English worldwide. We welcome and encourage submissions from Ukrainian school and university teachers. Сurrent and past issues of FORUM are available on-line at: http://americanenglish.state.gov/english-teaching-forum
Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program
The Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program offers 8-week innovative, online, university-level facilitated courses to English teaching professionals outside of the United States developed by U.S. educational institutions. The courses explore major areas of the academic specialty of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). OPEN Global Online Courses are open by nomination only, competition is open 4 times a year. If you are interested in participating, contact the Regional English Language Office or follow RELO FB page at https://www.facebook.com/relokyiv. For more detailed information on currently offered courses and course content go to: https://www.openenglishprograms.org.
The American English FB Live Webinar Series
The American English FB Live Webinar Series are online teacher training seminars for professional development. They are 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.
- Each 60-minute webinar is a live, interactive online seminar
- Topics are selected based on needs analyses of current issues in global English teaching
- Presenters are American English teaching specialists
- Participants receive practical and adaptable classroom ideas related to each topic
The series take place on the American English for Educators Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishforEducators. You can find the recordings from previous webinars by visiting https://americanenglish.state.gov/ae-webinars.
American English Online
American English is a website that provides resources for teaching and learning English and American culture. The website offers free downloadable materials teachers can easily adapt in their own classrooms.
English Access Microscholarship Program
The English Access Microscholarship Program provides a foundation of English language skills, leadership, service learning, civics, and knowledge of U.S. culture to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions for two years.
American English Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
The OPEN program offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in addition to its Global Online Courses (GOCs). These are free online courses designed for non-native English language teachers and open to an unlimited number of participants. The program offers both facilitated and self-paced MOOCs. Facilitated MOOCs run for 5 weeks and are facilitated by an instructor. Self-paced MOOCs include the same amount of content, but are open for 12 weeks. Participants can complete coursework anytime during this 12-week period, but instructor facilitation is limited.