English Language Programs

Our English Language Programs engage English language learners and educators in Bangladesh. The programs foster mutual understanding, strengthen teaching and language skills, develop critical thinking capabilities, and convey balanced and accurate information about the United States.

Are you a teacher of English looking for more tools? Are you interested in learning English or improving the English language skills you have? You have come to the right place!

American English Resources Online

The U.S. Department of State’s American English website offers teachers and students a wide variety of engaging materials and resources for teaching and learning English. Both teachers and students will find new ways to practice English and learn more about the United States. The site offers opportunities for teachers’ professional development and for students in the classroom.

Trace Effects is a collaborative English language video game for students to practice their English. Learn English and explore American culture through puzzles, games, and adventures in an interactive world.

“Shaping the Way We Teach English” (PDF 592KB) are series of webinar courses for English lanuguage teachers worldwide on a variety of methodology topics that foster interactive, student-centered language instructions. Participants engage in a dynamic online community of practice and earn an e-certificate of participation. Look out for the announcement of the next webinar. Meanwhile, watch the past webinars here.

English Language Programs at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka

The U.S. Embassy Dhaka supports a host of English Language Programs across Bangladesh to make English language teaching and learning more accessible to teachers and students. Learn more about our programs below:

English Language Fellow Program

The English Language Fellow Program seeks to improve English teaching capacity in Bangladesh by providing talented and experienced American teachers of English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) for a ten-month fellowship at Bangladeshi universities, teacher-training institutions, and other language education institutions. EL Fellows provide long term benefits to host institutions by providing external and professional insight into teaching practices. On average, 150 EL Fellows take part in the program yearly in over 80 countries. Download the program flyer (PDF 7.62 MB)

English Language Specialist Program

The U.S. Department of State’s English Language Specialist Program recruits U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to conduct programs overseas ranging from two weeks to four months. The English Language Specialists assist U.S. embassies in delivering and maintaining quality English language programs overseas and to promote mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. U.S. embassies identify and define the English Language Specialist assignments, which may include teacher training, curriculum and textbook development or host institution program evaluation.

American English E-Teacher Program

The American English E-Teacher Program offers international English teaching professionals the opportunity to take nine innovative online graduate-level classes through US universities. The courses explore major areas of the academic specialty of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Since 2004, the Office of English Language Programs has offered graduate level courses via distance education conducted by select U.S. universities. Participants use innovative distance learning technology to interact with U.S. experts. The program covers costs of tuition and course materials, which are sent from the university directly to each participant. In general, each course lasts from 10-12 weeks and takes approximately 10 hours per week of a participant’s time. Participants who successfully complete any of the courses receive a certificate from the U.S. University that administers the course.

English Access Microscholarship Program

The English Access Microscholarship Program provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 14- to 18-year-olds from disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive summer learning activities. The program gives participants English skills that lead to better jobs and educational prospects. Participants also gain the ability to compete for and participate in future exchanges and study in the United States. Since its inception in 2004, approximately 70,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in the Access program which includes four hundred successful madrassa students from Bangladesh. Download the program flyer (PDF 3.38MB)