Students, teachers, and staff at Dili Institute of Technology in Timor-Leste participated in their first English Day this past January.

English Language Fellow Kinsey Wethers organized the event with DIT’s English teachers. Participants used their knowledge of English vocabulary and practiced their speaking and listening skills in six different games and activities. After learning action verbs and directions, attendees learned how to dance the “Cha Cha Slide.” Some of the administration staff even joined in.

After this successful event, plans are in progress to develop more activities that provide students opportunities to practice their English skills outside of the classroom.

Related Stories

Fellow Elizabeth Plummer Makes an Impact as an Educational Technology Trainer in South Africa

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…

Fellow Bret Vlazny Fosters English as Diplomacy in Ramallah, West Bank

Based in Ramallah, West Bank, English Language Fellow Bret Vlazny is a cultural ambassador and visiting lecturer at Al-Quds Open University. Vlazny's placement has taken him throughout the region visiting university branches from Jenin to Hebron. Discover Vlazny's life as a Fellow as he introduces strategies for integrating classroom technology, delivers blended learning training for…

Follow Us on Twitter


Shoot for the Moon! If you were an English Language Fellow, where would you want to land? 1969 was the year America…

22 hours ago