REGIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE OFFICE
The Regional English Language Office (RELO) supports the missions of the Public Affairs Sections of the United States Embassies in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya to promote mutual understanding through informational, educational, and cultural programs related to English language teaching and learning.
The RELO offers professional development and educational exchange programs for English language educators and students in coordination with the Ministry of National Education and teachers’ organizations throughout the region to build an English competent cadre of professionals, academics, business people, and government officials who can take part in dialogues with their U.S. counterparts, participate in U.S. Government exchange programs, and cooperate with U.S. companies and organizations working with the host country.
Regional English Language Office
Km 5.7 Avenue Mohamed VI, Souissi, Rabat
Opportunity for Moroccan educators to apply for American English E-Teacher course in TESOL Methods from UMBC!
The application closes on December 31, 2019.
The American English E-Teacher Program offers 8-week, online university-level courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) developed by U.S. educational institutions. The RELO is seeking to award 25 E-Teacher Scholarships to Moroccan educators for the Spring term for the Methodology for TESOL course delivered by the University of Maryland Baltimore County from April 7 to June 2, 2020.
This course is designed to provide participants with current methodologies for teaching English learners of different ages in many learning contexts. Participants will discuss and practice a wide variety of strategies and techniques for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). While exploring best practices for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including grammar and vocabulary, participants will learn how to create an effective and communicative language classroom for all learners. In addition, participants will examine what best practices means in the context of teaching English in the 21st century, where English is an international language, and the use of English incorporates modern technologies.
Are you a teacher from another country in the region? Similar opportunities exist for teachers from Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya through U.S. embassies in those countries. Follow their Facebook Pages at the previous links to see any announcements. You can follow U.S. Embassy in Morocco’s Facebook Page here.
English Language Fellows and Specialists
The Department of State sponsors two premier programs that bring American TESOL professionals to teach and train English teachers at universities, ministries, and teacher training institutions throughout the region. English Language Fellows and Specialists work closely with local teachers, students, and education professionals to improve English language teaching capacity overseas.
Each year, English Language Fellows spend ten months working with students and educators at local host institutions in over 80 countries.
English Language Specialists are experts in the field who work on focused, short-term projects in teacher training, curriculum development, and English for Specific Purposes.
Resources for teaching and learning English
AmericanEnglish.state.gov is a website for English language teachers around the world with free, downloadable resources, teaching tips from Teacher’s Corner, and many issues of English Language Teaching Forum magazine. Forum is publication written by teachers for teachers with articles, teaching techniques, lesson plans, and profiles of classrooms around the world.
The American English at State Facebook Page offers online discussion, language learning tips, and educational infographics and videos for a global community of learners at all levels. Join the discussion!
The American English for Educators Facebook Page features regular announcements about new resources, provides online discussion for a global audience of teachers, and hosts the American English Live: Teacher Professional Development Series. These Live Events are one-hour, online training sessions delivered by American TESOL professionals for English teachers globally. On this Facebook Page, you can also learn about AE E-Teacher MOOCs. These Massive Open Online Courses are free, five-week professional development opportunities from U.S. institutions. Participants who complete the MOOCs will receive a digital badge showing their accomplishment.
Still looking for more resources? Check out the Web Resources for English Language Teaching and Learning, also at AmericanEnglish.state.gov.