English Language Fellow Melissa Van De Wege gave an interactive presentation about the United States to students at Bahcesehir Koleji, a private K-12 school that is a part of a national school system in Turkey. The presentation was the conclusion to a week-long learning series about U.S. Topics, which included American geography, food, pop culture, history, and the English language. The students were actively involved in the activities and discussions, and they were eager to continue learning about the U.S. and American culture.
 
After the presentation, the students gathered into groups and shared new things they had learned about the U.S. They were excited to be able to interact with a native English speaker and eager to continue practicing their English outside of the classroom. They came away with more confidence in their language abilities and appreciation for American people and culture. “I’m so proud of my students. They were so involved and speaking English so well. I’m excited to see them again on Monday and talk more about what they learned and tell them how proud I am of their eagerness to participate and their confidence when they were speaking,” said Gulcin Yuceer, the head of Bahcesehir Koleji’s English Language Department.

Related Stories

Fellow Katrina Schmidt Shares Stories of Training English Teachers in Mexico

Based in Tijuana, Mexico, one of the most visited border cities across the globe, English Language Fellow Katrina Schmidt trains English teachers. More than 50 million people cross the border between California and Mexico every year through Tijuana. Follow Schmidt’s fellowship journey as she increases English teaching capacity and mutual understanding in a growing international…

Dani Francuz Rose’s Life as an English Language Fellow in China

English Language Fellow Dani Francuz Rose teaches junior-level university courses to English majors at Anhui University in Hefei, China. Discover Dani’s story of building intercultural connections and professional learning communities and learn how she is making a sustainable impact on increasing English language proficiency across the Anhui Province.

Follow Us on Twitter

@ELPrograms

8 Africa #ELFellows and the RELO Southern Africa team kicked off their mid-year professional development conference… https://t.co/0uKGraRqG5

19 hours ago