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The U.S. Department of State English Language Fellow Program is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019. For fifty years, the Fellow Program has promoted mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through English language programming and cultural exchange. Please join us in celebrating this important milestone in our program’s history.

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Please join us in celebrating this important milestone in our program’s history by submitting a short happy 50th Anniversary video clip. The most engaging videos will be featured at the English Language Fellow Program 50th Anniversary Reception at the 2019 TESOL International Convention.

Take a look at our sample videos and video guidelines, then submit your own video by clicking the button below. Upload your video by January 31st, 2019.

Video Guidelines:

 

  • Record a 5-10 second video clip
  • Select a background that showcases where you are in the world! (possible examples include: your classroom, your school, a scenic location…etc.)
  • Invite colleagues, students, administrators and/or others impacted by the English Language Fellow Program to be a part of your video
  • Feel free to print out and use our as a prop in your celebration video (enlarge or decrease size as you like

 

    

                 

The U.S. Department of State English Language Fellow Program is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019. For fifty years, the Fellow Program has promoted mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through English language teaching and learning, and through cultural exchange.

To celebrate this milestone, we want to send Fellow alumni back to their countries-of-assignment. We will select 6 Fellow alumni who apply to the Fellows@50 Encore contest, to go back and give back to their countries-of-assignments for a 2-week project.

To apply for this opportunity, Fellow alumni applicants should develop an idea for an encore project that the applicant could carry out in the country-of-assignment. To be considered for selection, applicants must meet the following criteria:

-Proud alumnus/a of the English Language Fellow Program in good standing with the program.
-Available to travel for a minimum of 2 weeks between April 2019-July 2019.

We are accepting applications from September 18, 2018 until October 18, 2018.

A finalized project and itinerary will be created based on your proposal, and in conjunction with the needs and opportunities identified by the current country’s Regional English Language Officer.

If you have any questions, please write to outreach@elprograms.org

Please note: The selected projects will be highly publicized. Encore Fellows will be expected to participate in promotional activities, such as video production, social media activity, and press opportunities.

The English Language Fellow Program began in 1969 with a small number of teachers in Latin America. In the 1970s, a participant was sent to Africa for the first time. The program quickly expanded to a worldwide exchange by the 1980s, with a large number of educators sent to the Soviet Union in the 1990s. This program has sent thousands of educators to over 80 countries worldwide.

This year, the English Language Fellow Program is the largest it’s ever been, sending 173 experienced U.S. TESOL professionals on 10-month paid teaching assignments at universities and other academic institutions around the world.

Throughout 2019, we will be hosting events and providing exciting opportunities to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. Check back here throughout the year for information about upcoming events.

Over the years we have lost contact with many of our former participants. We want to be sure we have up-to-date contact information for all our former participants. Please take a moment to provide us with your contact information, so we can keep you in the loop on the upcoming festivities.