English Teaching Fellows established to provide native English speakers with master’s degrees at select bi-national centers in Latin America.


English Teaching Fellows expands to Africa, with a Fellow placed in an American Center in Madagascar.


The program is expanded to include universities, teacher training colleges, and other institutions worldwide.


English as a Foreign Language Fellows (EFL) program is initiated, with funding from Support for Eastern European Democracy (SEED), in response to the dramatic increase in the demand for English language instruction in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. As the success of the program grew, funding from other sources, including the Freedom Support Act and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), helped encourage and foster the positive impact of the EFL Fellows on both English learning and mutual understanding.


Each year from 1991 to 1996, more than 40 senior Fellows were placed in Eastern Europe and, later, in Russia and Eurasian countries. These senior Fellows trained local teachers of English, thereby enhancing communication skills and raising the standard of English instruction.


The two programs were combined under one name: the English Language Fellow Program. The School for International Training worked closely with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassies around the world.


Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) begins administering the English Language Fellow Program through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State.


Georgetown University’s CIED begins administering the English Language Specialist Program as well.

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