U.S. Embassy Graduates English Language Program in Dar es Salaam

English Language Fellow (ELF) Lee Anne facilitating a train-the-trainer program with faculty of the Open University of Tanzania

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the English Language Fellow (ELF) Program, the U.S. Department of State’s premiere exchange program for American English language teachers, former ELF Lee Anne McIlroy of Cerritos College in California will return to Tanzania to work with teachers of English from July 8 through August 8, 2019. Ms. McIlroy, who taught at St. Augustine University Bukoba from 2012 to 2013, proposed this winning project as part of the Department’s Go Back, Give Back initiative.

English Language Fellow (ELF) Lee Anne and the English trainers at the Open University of Tanzania.
English Language Fellow (ELF) Lee Anne and the English trainers at the Open University of Tanzania.

In partnership with Open University of Tanzania, Ms. McIlroy will be conducting a road show on the use of instructional technologies in limited-resource contexts. After conducting a training-of-trainers program with Open University faculty in Dar es Salaam, she and those trainers will travel to Tanga, Lindi, Songea, Dodoma, and Tabora, where they will give workshops to approximately 50 secondary-level English language teachers in each region. By the end of the program, the 250 participating teachers will be able to incorporate a range of instructional technologies in their lesson planning, instruction and assessment.

For more information about the 50th anniversary of the English Language Fellow Program, visit https://elprograms.org/50th-anniversary/.

To learn more about the Department of State and U.S. Embassy’s other English language programs and resources, visit https://americanenglish.state.gov/.