English Language Fellow Robyn Bantel gave her first workshop as a Fellow at the annual Teachers’ Talk Shop in Minsk, Belarus. Her topic? “Emotional intelligence.” Drawing on a New York Times article by the psychologist Daniel Goleman, Robyn moved from a definition of the topic to an exploration of vocabulary and idioms, reading comprehension, discussion, and self-discovery.
Over 40 teachers from around Minsk, Belarus, gathered at the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section to learn about one of the U.S. Department of State’s most popular set of language learning activities: Activate.
English Language Fellow Clark Erwin-Billones created a project to promote English speaking and writing activities through collecting photographs and haiku about Belarus.