English Language Programs
The purpose of U.S. Mission—sponsored English programs in Pakistan is to make the study of English more accessible to students and teachers. With support from the State Department’s Office of English Language Programs, the U.S. Mission in Pakistan supports a host of programs across the country.
The U.S. Embassy has an English Language Officer and staff which organizes and participates in teacher training conferences and workshops, conducts need analysis and offers professional guidance, advises teachers' associations, and consults with host country officials.
Keep reading to learn more about all of our programs:
English Access Microscholarship Program
The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) provides a foundation of English language skills to non-elite, 14 - 18 year old students through afterschool classes and intensive summer learning activities. Access students gain an appreciation for American culture and democratic values, increase their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of their countries, and gain the ability to compete for and participate in future U.S. exchange and study programs.
Since its inception in 2004, over 70,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in the Access Program. Pakistan has the largest Access program in the world with over 5,000 students in 16 locations across the nation.
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).
Pakistan has had Fellows in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.
English Language Specialists
Similar to Fellows, English Language Specialists are U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of TESOL. They serve deliver training workshops that last between two weeks to four months. Typical assignments may include teacher training, curriculum and textbook development or host institution program evaluation. In some cases, digital video conferences or webinars are used to deliver trainings or consultations.
Pakistan has had Specialists conduct short-term training in diverse areas across Pakistan.
E-Teacher Scholarship Program
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).
- Building Teaching Skills through the Web
- Critical Thinking in the EFL Curriculum
- English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Best Practices
- English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Assessment
- Methods Course I: Survey of Best Practices in TESOL
- Methods Course II: Developing EFL Literacy through Project-Based Learning
- Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL)