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English Language Programs Panel on Inspiring, Empowering & Advancing Our Global ELT Community

English Language Programs Panel on Inspiring, Empowering & Advancing Our Global ELT Community

English Language Programs is a proud sponsor of the 2022 BELPaF-Global Education Virtual Symposium.

​Join us virtually on Saturday, July 23, at 1:00 pm ET for a​ dynamic panel discussion hosted by the Office of English Language Programs on Inspiring, Empowering, and Advancing our Global ELT Community featuring current participants, program alumni, and Department of State staff. Mark your calendars for this unique event, and read more about the panelists below. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Click here for a recording of the event.


Pearlie Lubin

Virtual Educator (Costa Rica; 2020 – Present) 

Pearlie Lubin enjoys teaching English language learners how to become acquainted with and navigate the English language and culture. She has taught ESOL at Dallas College in Dallas, Texas. She is a graduate teaching assistant in the Educational Leadership department of Dallas Theological seminary. From 2020 to 2021 she served as a Virtual English Language Fellow helping in-service teachers improve their teaching practices and communication skills at the National Learning Institute in Costa Rica. Currently, she is a Virtual Educator to STEAM students in Costa Rica. In addition to teaching, she is a doctoral student at Texas A&M University.

Hansley Cazeau 

Fellow (Montenegro; 2021- Present)

Hansley is an English Language Fellow working 15 years+ in the TESOL field. His fellow projects include virtual projects with the University of San-Jose Recoletos, in Cebu- City, Philippines, and the English Language Teachers Association of Montenegro in Montenegro. He is currently on an in-person fellowship in Montenegro, working with the University of Montenegro. In addition, Hansley is a recurring guest on the TTELT: Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers: Podcast. His specialties in TESOL include language and assessment, development of literacy and speaking skills, and technology in education. 

Kisha Bryan 

Specialist (Peru; 2021- Present) 

Dr. Kisha Bryan is an Associate Professor of ESOL Education in the Department of Teaching & Learning at Tennessee State University. Her research focuses on Black adolescents’ intersectional identities and the role of language, literacy, and racial ideologies in identity construction. She has authored several publications dedicated to issues of social justice and language education spaces. Dr. Bryan currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of TESOL Journal and Caribbean Education Research Journal. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, shopping, and hanging out with her teenage daughter.


Russell Barczyk 

U.S. Department of State, Regional English Language Officer

Russell Barczyk is the Regional Branch Chief at the Office of English Language Programs at the U.S. Department of State and a Regional English Language Officer (RELO). Russell served as RELO in Rabat, Morocco covering North Africa and in Kathmandu, Nepal covering four countries in South Asia. He was an English Language Fellow in Morocco, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Turkey, having worked in a university, an NGO, a ministry of education, and an English teachers’ association. He was also an English Language Specialist in a handful of projects around the globe, including in Guyana, Chile, Congo-Brazzaville, and Cambodia.

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