English Language Development Programs and Resources offered by the Public Affairs Section
The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) maintains a collection of English language methodology and textbooks that can be checked out by English language teachers for up to two weeks at a time. Teachers are encouraged to visit American Center located on the 3rd floor of the International Business Center, Andalyp Street 70. American Center provides teachers, scholars, and government representatives with information about the United States.
The American English website provides resources for teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), exploring American culture, and encouraging conversation within the global EFL community.
The English Teaching Forum, a journal for English teachers outside the United States, is published four times a year (January, April, July, and October). In Turkmenistan, it is distributed by the Public Affairs Section and American Corners. There is also an on-line edition of the Forum at https://americanenglish.state.gov/forum
You can submit your articles to Forum Magazine by following these instructions. To be considered for publication, manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and have margins of at least three centimeters. They should also be accompanied by a statement indicating whether they have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Anything written for submission to Forum should be sent to the following address:
English Teaching Forum
US Department of State, SA-5, 4th Floor
2200 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20037 USA
English Language Teaching (ELT) Professionals in Turkmenistan
The State Department’s Office of English Language Programs in Washington, DC, with the support of Congressional funding, has developed three programs that can bring ELT professionals to universities and other educational institutions in Central Asia. If your institution is interested in hosting a Fellow, and is willing to work with the Public Affairs Section in Turkmenistan, please contact the Public Affairs Section.
English Language Fellows: The English Language Fellow Program recruits qualified English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers to teach English in universities and institutions for one year according to the needs of the host institution. Fellows are Americans with an M.A. degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Teaching English as a Second Language (TEFL/TESL).
Short-term English Language Specialists: The English Language (EL) Specialist program recruits American academics in the field of TEFL/TESL and Applied Linguistics for short-term assignments (two to six weeks). Specialists may work on curriculum projects, teacher training seminars, textbook development, English for Special Purposes, program evaluation or other well-defined short projects. Institutions or organizations interested in inviting a specialist may request a specific scholar; if they do not, then the Office of English Language Programs contacts and recruits an EL Specialist from among well-known academics in the field. All program-related costs are covered by the U.S. Government.