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English Language Fellow Program Introduces Virtual Fellow Opportunities

In response to the global health situation, the English Language Fellow Program has put a temporary pause on all in-country exchanges. However, in an effort to meet the continued demand for high-quality English language instruction, we are excited to offer new opportunities for virtual exchange engagement with institutions abroad. Virtual Fellows work on projects that may include direct online teaching with host institutions, conversation clubs, and other outreach activities with the local U.S. Embassy.  Virtual projects during summer 2020 are being filled by Fellows whose AY2019-2020 projects were curtailed due to the global pandemic. Starting in fall 2020 through summer 2021, virtual projects will be filled by AY2020-2021 applicants in the available pool, as well as by AY2019-2020 Fellows.  The Fellow application for AY2020-2021 is now closed. The application for AY2021-2022 will open in early September 2020.

ELP In The News

U.S. Consulate General Curacao sponsored English language curriculum assessment

In a competitive process, stakeholders selected Dr. Christine Jernigan, who has a PhD specialized in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and who has extensive experience developing English language programs throughout the world. Dr. Jernigan starts this week with a three-week virtual assessment of the current English language curriculum for schools on Curacao.

Read more about this Specialist story.