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.

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.

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.

English teaching books and publications (PDF 21 KB) 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.

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. You can access current and previous issues of FORUM magazine online at the American English website.

The E-Teacher Scholarship Program offers innovative, online, graduate level classes to English teaching professionals outside of the United States through 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.

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American 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. Registered users of the American English NING site can 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 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.