English Learning

Recommended Sites for English Language Learning Resources for Programming within American Spaces

Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Share America (GPA)

  • English Learning – English learning articles and everyday conversations topics (including audio)

Voice of America (VOA)

Other Resources

English Language Programming Options in American Spaces

English Language Clubs run by volunteers are often some of the most successful and popular activities. Exchange alumni, English teachers and other English speakers in the area are excellent resources to facilitate regular meetings of English language clubs. Interest-based clubs can allow American Spaces to reach a broad audience with diverse language levels: debate clubs, drama clubs, Toastmasters, Model UN clubs, music clubs and book clubs to name a few.

Guest Speakers provide a glimpse of American culture while giving visitors a chance to practice English listening and speaking skills with original American English speakers. Embassy officers, eligible family members, Peace Corps Volunteers and other Americans in the area are good choices for English language cultural presentations. Presentations can range from a discussion about the democratic process to a demonstration of making chocolate chip cookies.

Interactions with U.S. Government Exchange Participants are a great opportunity for an afternoon of “language exchange” in which host-country nationals speak in English while their American counterparts speak in the host-country language.