Based in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, English Language Fellow Elizabeth Plummer supports teacher professional development in technology at University of Witwatersrand’s Hub for Multilingual Languages and Literacies (HuMEL). Discover Plummer’s life as a Fellow as she manages a language laboratory, leads professional programs for local teachers, and mentors student researchers conducting projects in schools across South Africa.
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Based in Kara, Togo, English Language Fellow Howard Johnson has become a celebrated member of his community by sharing the benefits of health, wellness, and happiness through his interactive English language teaching methods. Read more to learn how Johnson has increased English language capacity and built meaningful relationships by connecting with people through the cultural exchange of language, fitness, and Beyoncé.
Criss-crossing Cote d’Ivoire’s economic capital of Abidjan, English Language Fellow Riah Werner designed and delivered a series of workshops at five different locations in support of an Ivorian professional-development program Werner herself initiated.
International students learning the English nearly always treasure the chance to talk to native speakers. Future journalists also treasure opportunities to practice their interview skills. English Language Fellow Reilly Knop recently made brought both those chances to life for her journalism and information science students at IFTIC University in Niamey, Niger, by introducing them to a special guest speaker . . .
Since Sarah Sanderson arrived in Uganda, she has offered several workshops on exchange opportunities abroad and how to craft successful applications for international programs. Today, Sanderson received the news that one of her mentees, Esther, has been awarded a fully-funded scholarship from the U.S. Embassy to spend five weeks in the United States for women’s leadership training.
“I learned how to teach my auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners all in one class with simple and easy strategies,” one satisfied participant reported at the end of a recent English literacy training facilitated by English Language Fellow Ann Cocks and a contingent of Peace Corps and Fulbright veterans.