“A helpful training for English teachers from Diber Bulqiza, Burreli and Klosi,” remarked teacher Yllka Kapxhiu. Those place names may not resonate for most of us, but for those who know Albania the point was clear: English Language Fellow Jolene McConnell had accomplished her goal, taking English-language teacher training to every corner of Albania.
Imagine historically isolated teachers suddenly being able to connect with one another, share materials, participate in joint presentations, and leverage data to improve student outcomes. That’s the goal that English Language Fellow Jolene McConnell is pursuing by introducing Albanian English teachers to their first learning management system, or LMS.
Nine Albanian journalists working in print and television met at the U.S. Embassy in Tirana to take part in a mock press conference with Public Affairs Officer Ryan Roberts. The event came after a twelve-week English for Journalists course led by English Language Fellow Harry Leeds and Professor Brunilda Kondi.
English teacher Merita Hohxa invited English Language Fellow Lynn Zimmerman to create a presentation about Martin Luther King, Jr. for her middle school classes in Elbasan, Albania.