U.S., Pakistan Partnership Supports English Instruction for Teachers, Education for Youth

Posted by Courtney Beale
February 7, 2011
Teachers From Rawalpindi and Islamabad at Higher Education Commission in Pakistan

About the Author: Courtney Beale serves as Acting Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

On February 2, 2011, a group of 15 English teachers from Rawalpindi and Islamabad completed a U.S.-sponsored six week teacher training course administered by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). The "Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages" (TESOL) program is one of many U.S. government programs to invest in English instruction for teachers and education for youth in Pakistan. The 15 teachers will be awarded an internationally recognized TESOL certificate.

U.S. Embassy Deputy Cultural Attache Julia Fendrick congratulated the group and encouraged them to share what they have learned with their colleagues to further improve English instruction in Pakistan. The course was conducted by Mr. David Hopkins, Senior Fellow from the U.S. State Department's English Language Fellow Program. This program brings American experts to Pakistan to partner with local education institutions.

The U.S. government is committed to expanding English programs through the E-Teacher Scholarship Program, which provides opportunities for Pakistani teachers to take rigorous online courses directly from U.S. universities, and the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access Program), which teaches English to underprivileged young people. Pakistan currently has the largest U.S.-funded Access Program in the world with more than 5,000 students participating.



Muhammad M.
April 13, 2011

Muhammad M. in Pakistan writes:

I wana learn english and my education is intermediate so please do some thing

April 18, 2011

Ammara in Pakistan writes:

I would like to be a part of this program. Please do let me the know the process and necessary documentations.

look forward to see your prompt reply,

Best Regards,

tahira y.
September 11, 2011

Tahira Y. in Pakistan writes:

Dear Sir/Madam I wish to learn mpre Eng Lang.I am a Lang Teacher and i am from Germany bt i live now in Pakistan. Iwant to impove my Eng more better.I have done my Matriculation in Germany please tell me what to do Thank u


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