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In 2019, the English Language Fellow Program is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The program, run by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs, which also publishes English Teaching Forum, gives highly qualified U.S. educators opportunities to gain international experience while enhancing English-teaching capacity abroad. Since 1969, more than 1,000 scholars in the program have worked on projects in over 80 countries, sharing and exchanging knowledge with colleagues at host institutions. Fellow projects include work related to classroom teaching, teacher training, curriculum development, English for Specific Purposes, assessment, and many other areas—which are also common topics of articles that appear in Forum.

The most current Forum issue, Volume 57, Edition 1, recognizes the achievements of Fellows over the past 50 years, and features content written or co-written by former Fellows:

Jimalee Sowell, Fellow in Bangladesh and Cote d’Ivoire; Spencer Salas, Fellow in Peru; Jennifer Borch, Fellow in Morocco; Elise Brittain, Fellow in Uzbekistan; Cecilia Gregg, Fellow in the West Bank; Wendy Coulson, Fellow in Colombia; and Trenton Hagar, Fellow in Nicaragua and Panama.

Click here to access past editions of English Teaching Forum and read more about resources at americanenglish.state.gov.



English Teaching Forum is an international, refereed journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). The mission of English Teaching Forum is to contribute to the professional development of its readers around the world by offering articles that reflect current theory and practice in English language teaching.

English Teaching Forum accepts submissions of previously unpublished articles from English teachers, teacher trainers, and program administrators on a wide variety of topics in second/foreign language education, including principles and methods of language teaching; activities and techniques for teaching the language skills and subskills; classroom-based studies and action research; needs analysis, curriculum and syllabus design; assessment, testing, and evaluation; teacher training and development; materials writing; and English for Specific Purposes. Most of the articles published in English Teaching Forum are submitted by its readers.

Click here to learn more about submitting an article to English Teaching Forum.

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