Regional English Language Office (RELO)

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) administers a range of English teaching and training programs for teachers and students, distributes an array of English language learning and teaching materials, administers a small grants program, and advises its constituent U.S. missions and their partners in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda on English language programming.

For more information about RELO’s programs and materials, please visit the following links, as well as the American English website. To apply for any of these programs, contact RELO directly at relodar@state.gov. To learn about new opportunities RELO has to offer, follow the RELO Facebook page.

Programs for Learners of English

English Access Microscholarship Program
For non-U.S. students, the English Access Microscholarship Program teaches talented 13 to 20 year-olds English language skills through after-school classes and intensive sessions.

American English MOOCs
These Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) help pre-intermediate to intermediate level learners improve their English skills in five major career fields. Each MOOC is five weeks long and there are different facilitated course start dates for each. After the start date of the first facilitated course, the MOOC is open for enrollment.

Programs for Teachers of English

American English E-Teacher Program
AE E-Teacher Program offers a variety of digital learning opportunities for non-U.S. teachers, including online, graduate-level classes through reputable U.S. universities, companies, and individuals, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), webinars, special topics seminars, a Community of Practice, and much, much more.

American English Webinars
The American English Webinar Series is a professional development program for English teachers around the globe addresses methodological topics that foster interactive, student-centered language instruction. Here you will find recordings from previous webinars that are 60 minutes long and include corresponding downloadable presentations and additional resources.

International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP)
The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) brings outstanding non-U.S. secondary school teachers of English to the United States. Participants further develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. ILEP teachers participate in a five month academic program at U.S. university graduate schools of education.

Programs for Institutions Involved in English Language Education

English Language Specialist Program
For U.S. experts in the field of Teaching English and Applied Linguistics, the English Language Specialists Program offers short-term assignments abroad.

English Language Fellow Program
For U.S. teachers, the English Language Fellow Program provides 10-month teaching fellowships to academics in the fields of Teaching English and Applied Linguistics.