ENGLISH TEACHING: TEACHING & LEARNING
English Language: Teaching and Learning is one of Ambassador Vilma Martinez’s top priorities. English language skills are necessary to compete in today’s global market. The worlds of science, technology, and international business use English as their common language.
English Language skills are an important in providing access to US culture and values in Argentina. At the same time effective English speakers enable Americans to learn about their respective cultures. This mutual understanding and knowledge have resulted in a variety range of Exchange programs and cooperative actions in different fields.
The US Embassy in Argentina offers training and development opportunities for teacher trainers, scholarships for secondary students, and programming intended for the overall teaching community in Argentina. Speakers and Specialists in the English Teaching field from the United States, along with Speakers of Opportunity, all serve to support this initiative. They participate in local conferences, seminars, and conventions as much as possible. The Embassy also provides institutional and/or economic support to local organizers for events promoting English Language teaching and learning.
Other activities in connection with our English Teaching program are the Teacher Ambassador Program, supporting various conferences, E-teacher courses, IV programs enabling English Language Teachers to travel to the US, and ESP (English for Specific Purposes, such as English for Journalists, and English for Tourism Police). During the 2013 academic year, the US Embassy is sponsoring an English Language Fellow, who is based in Mendoza, working at AMICANA, the Binational Center there and with the EFL teachers’ community.
We are also pleased to offer the online resources in this webpage for English language teachers and program administrators to support their teaching of English and American Studies & Culture. English language learners can also find useful information among these tools. These resources are in the public domain and can be used for both research and classroom teaching purposes.