The State Department has an office specifically dedicated to supporting English language programs abroad. Several other government offices fund and administer exchange, professionals development and scholarships related to English teaching. The U.S. Government has been supporting theses programs for more than 45 years.
Central Asia Regional English Language Officer (RELO) organizes and participates in teacher training conferences and workshops, conducts need analysis and offer professional guidance, advise teachers’ associations, and consult with host country officials. RELO works with both the public and private sectors.
English Language Fellows
English Language Fellows are U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) who participate in 10-month-long fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world. Examples of EL Fellow projects include: Classroom Teaching, Teacher Training, In-Service and Pre-Service Training, Curriculum Development, Workshop and Seminar Design, Program Evaluation, Needs Assessment, Testing, and English for Specific Purposes (ESP).
This year Kyrgyzstan hosts two English Language Fellows Andrea Shannon, who is assigned to Osh State University and Steven Gomez, the Kyrgyz National University.
Now accepting requests (PDF 219 KB) for English Language Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year. Deadline: October 5th, 2016
The English Language Specialist Program
The English Language Specialist Program brings American ELT experts to the Kyrgyz Republic for two to three weeks to address cutting-edge aspects of relevant themes and topics, such as teaching English for Specific Purposes, Computer Assisted Language Learning, and alternative assessment. Specialists provide keynote addresses at conferences, conduct workshops and consult with a wide range of ELT professionals.
We accept requests for English Language Specialists year-round.
Download request form (PDF 224 KB) for an English Language Specialist.
English Access Microscholarship Program provides two years of after-school English to bright, economically-disadvantaged teenagers ages 13-20. The program emphasizes fluency in English and couples language study with strong cross-cultural, civic, information technology and leadership building components. All Access Microscholarship sites in Central Asia are strongly encouraged to conduct an “Open Classroom” policy, allowing pre-arranged classroom observations and sharing best practices with area English teachers.
Now accepting proposals for 2017-2019 English Access Microscholarship Programs in Kyrgyzstan. Email USKGCulturalAffairs@state.gov for instructions and copies of the narrative and budget proposal templates. Deadline: April 15, 2017
The E-Teacher Scholarship Program offers English teaching professionals living outside of the United States the opportunity to take seven innovative, online, graduate level classes through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the University of Oregon. The courses explore major areas of the academic specialty of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).
American English Webinars
Webinars are 60-minute web-based seminars on a variety of topics on English language teaching techniques & methodologies presented by U.S. TESOL professionals. Webinars include visual presentations, videos, and discussions and the courses are grouped in sets of 6 webinars that take place every other Wednesday during the series. Participants who attend at least 4 out of 6 webinars receive an e-certificate and have the opportunity to collaborate with teachers worldwide through the online forum and Ning.
U.S. Embassy Bishkek
171 Prospect Mira, Bishkek 720016
Tel.: (996 312) 597 000
Fax: (996 312) 597 744