25 English Language Teaching Experts arrived in Uzbekistan as Part of the English Speaking Nation Program

August 04, 2021

The Ministry of Public Education and the United States Embassy Welcomes 25 English Language Teaching Experts to Uzbekistan as Part of the English-Speaking Nation (ESN) Program

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, August 2, 2021 –Advisor to the Minister for International Donors & Projects at the Minister of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan Ulugbek Kasimkhodjaev and U.S. Embassy Tashkent Cultural Affairs Officer Joanne Kramb welcomed 25 American English Teacher Experts to Uzbekistan as part of the English-Speaking Nation: English Summer Excellence Training (ESN: ESET). These 25 English Teacher Experts will join seven locally embedded American Teacher Coaches in conducting a 108-hour English language training for over 420 Uzbekistan secondary school English teachers. The objective of the 18-day training is to help Uzbekistani English teachers refine their English speaking, writing, listening, and presentation skills.

The 25 English Teacher Experts will conduct seven concurrent trainings in Andijan, Namangan, Samarkand, Termez, Qarshi, Bukhara, and Urgench from August 1 – 22 at local public schools and in-service requalification centers. The trainings will focus on building confidence in using general English in everyday activities as well classroom instruction and communication with students. The English teacher experts will teach cohorts of 15 local teachers who will benefit from direct interaction with native English speakers. In addition to general English and classroom English practice, the ESN: ESET program will help teachers with provide instruction in English and deliver final presentations in condensed micro-teaching sessions conducted only in English. Additionally, the program will emphasize reflective practice, public presentation, and peer review, further strengthening the local teachers' learning process and will equip them with tools they can use in their classrooms in the future.  

The English-Speaking Nation: Summer Excellence Training (ESN: ESET) is a component of the English-Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training Program (ESN: STT), a nationwide initiative to strengthen Uzbekistan’s English teachers’ classroom English language competency and English teaching skills. Through a cascading model, the program intends to reach 15,000 English teachers in Uzbekistan over a three-year period. The English-Speaking Nation program is an educational reform partnership between the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan. American Councils for International Education, an international education non-governmental non-profit organization, serves as the implementing partner for the English-Speaking Nation program.