Since 2001, English Language Fellows have served in over 80 countries in Africa, the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, South Asia and the Middle East. Through projects initiated by U.S. Embassies abroad, Fellows promote English language learning around the world.
EL Fellows hold graduate degrees with a focus in TEFL/TESL and have a wide variety of professional experience. They provide foreign educators, professionals, and students with the communication and teaching skills they need to participate in the global economy, and to improve their access to diverse perspectives on a broad variety of issues. Through personal interaction, they enable everyone with whom they come in contact to better understand American values, democratic representative government, free enterprise, and the rule of law.
EL Fellows are the core of the program. All Fellows are paid English language professionals, not volunteers. Their individual service as English teachers and cultural ambassadors contributes to the larger goal of promoting mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries.
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."