English Language Program

Programs to Support English Teaching and Learning

The State Department has an office specifically dedicated to supporting English language programs abroad. Several other government offices fund and administer exchange, professional’s development and scholarships related to English teaching. The U.S. Government has been supporting these programs for more than 45 years.

The English Access Scholarship Program offers a knowledge base of English language to students 15-17 years of limited financial resources, through after-school classes and extracurricular personal development, leadership and cultural activities.

The Access grant enables students to gain an appreciation of US culture and democratic values, increase their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of their countries, and be better prepared to compete and participate in programs. Exchange and higher education in the USA.

Since its inception in 2004, more than 70,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in the Access Scholarship Program. In Paraguay, the “Access” program began in 2011, benefiting 525 students until 2016.

At present, Access English scholarships have been granted in the following cities of Paraguay:

– Asunción
– San Lorenzo
– Colonel Oviedo
– Encarnación
– Ciudad del Este

For more information contact the Office of Scholarship Coordination

Phone: +595 (21) 224-831 Ext.216.

E-mail: accessparaguay@ccpa.edu.py

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AccessParaguay/

Hayes Scholarships for Basic English Courses The US Embassy, AMCHAM Foundation partner companies and the American Cultural Center (CCPA) offer Hayes scholarships for a two-year basic English course at the CCPA in Asuncion and San Lorenzo. Classes will begin in December of the current year 2016.

Hayes scholarships for advanced English courses: The US Embassy And the American Cultural Center (CCPA) offer Hayes scholarships for advanced English courses in the CCPA. The program covers grammar, advanced conversation, TOELF preparation and TOEFL exam costs. The program is aimed at outstanding students who intend to study in the United States. Classes will begin in December of the current year 2016.

English Language Fellows (EL Fellows) are US educators in the field of teaching English as a foreign language who teach the language and methodology for 10 months in academic institutions around the world. Some examples of EL Fellows projects include: classroom instruction, teacher training, pre-service and in-service training, curriculum development, design of workshops and seminars, evaluation of English programs, needs assessment, test and test preparation , And English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

This year, an EL Fellow: Jeffrey McIlvenna is in Paraguay. Jeffrey is working mainly in the Higher Institute of Education (ISE) areas for training future teachers and teaching English and American culture to students. The US Embassy Has brought EL Fellows since 2004 to work with the CCPA, the Ministry of Education, the Higher Institute of Languages ​​(ISL) and the Department of English of the Higher Education Institute Dr. Raúl Peña (ISE)

To contact Mr. Jeffrey McIlvenna contact educationparaguay@state.gov

This program brings together specialists and experts in the field of teaching English as a second language and in the field of applied linguistics for short periods (two to three weeks) to work in curriculum development, in training seminars Teacher development, materials development, English for specific purposes, and program evaluation. The specialists provide lectures at conferences, carry out workshops and advise and consult with professionals in the field of English teaching.

A quarterly magazine written by English teachers for instructors, teachers and language teachers with innovative ideas for classroom activities and articles for professional development.

For more details on how to access copies of this material, you can contact the Press and Culture section of the US Embassy. At +59521213715 or by writing to educationparaguay@state.gov.

This office organizes and participates in teacher training conferences and workshops, conducts needs analysis and provides career guidance. In addition, it advises the teachers’ associations and consults with the officials of the country who work in the area of English teaching. The Regional Office (RELO) works with the public and private sectors.

American English at State, is an initiative of the US Department of State. Which offers inputs, resources and activities such as programs for teachers, reading materials, webinars, exchanges, online courses and training techniques to optimize teaching and learning English.