Regional English Language Office

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) for Central Asia, based at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, serves Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.  RELO works together with Public Diplomacy Sections at U.S. Embassies in these countries to provide professional development opportunities for educators and resources to support English language learning through exchanges, in-country events, online courses, and materials.

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For English teaching materials, visit and  American English for Educators Facebook Page

English Teaching Forum is an international, refereed, journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). The mission of English Teaching Forum is to contribute to the professional development of its readers around the world by offering articles that reflect current theory and practice in English language teaching. This quarterly journal is distributed by the Public Affairs Section. To request the magazine for your institution, please email us at Visit to access and download current and past issues of online editions of the English Teaching Forum.

Submissions: English Teaching Forum accepts submissions of previously unpublished articles from English teachers, teacher trainers, and program administrators on a wide variety of topics in second/foreign language education, including principles and methods of language teaching; activities and techniques for teaching the language skills and subskills; classroom-based studies and action research; needs analysis, curriculum and syllabus design; assessment, testing, and evaluation; teacher training and development; materials writing; and English for Specific Purposes. Most of the articles published in English Teaching Forum are submitted by its readers.

English Teaching Forum Guidelines for Authors: English Teaching Forum focuses primarily on the teaching of English. Submissions that focus exclusively on linguistic theory or rely primarily on statistics and quantitative research may not be suitable for this journal. Also, articles that require knowledge of a language other than English or focus exclusively on teaching in a specific country may not be appropriate for the global readership of English Teaching Forum. Read past issues to see what topics have been included in recent issues and to see the length and scope of published articles.

Visit for additional guidelines on article submissions.

The Regional English Language Office at the Embassy of the United States in Tashkent is pleased to announce the competition for the Winter 2024 term of Methodology for TESOL through the Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program previously known as AE E-Teacher.

Program Overview

Methodology for TESOL is 8-week professional development online course delivered by the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The course provides participants with current methodologies for teaching English learners of different ages and in different contexts.  Teachers will learn to create effective and communicative language classrooms while exploring best practices for teaching all skills.


Candidates for OPEN program should be current ELT professionals (EL teachers, teacher trainers, or program administrators). They should be highly motivated individuals who are dedicated to their own professional development and to sharing the knowledge, they will gain with colleagues through workshops or presentations.  In addition, candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of and reside in Uzbekistan for the entire duration of the course term;
  • Have strong English language reading and writing skills (minimum CEFR B2 or 70 iBT);
  • Have regular and reliable access to high-speed internet connection;
  • Have experience with online education (courses)
  • Be committed to spending 10 to 12 hours online each week for the duration of the 8-week course to participate in this course.
  • Be committed to completing the course.
  • Have basic technology skills related to creating usernames and passwords, using credentials to log in to secured websites, using email, searching the internet, and accessing and managing electronic files (e.g., pdf, MS Word, Excel), including downloading and uploading files.
  • Have the ability to type in English well enough to participate in online discussions and submit written assignments in a timely manner.

IMPORTANT: Private English language tutors, teachers employed at educational centers and schools that serve a primarily expatriate population are not eligible.

Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program

Winter term 2024: Methodology for TESOL
Course begins on January 9 – March 4, 2024.
Orientation available December 4 – December 29, 2023.

Methodology for TESOL

This course is delivered by the University of Maryland Baltimore County

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide participants with current methodologies for teaching English learners (ELs) of different ages in many learning contexts. Participants will discuss and practice a wide variety of strategies and techniques for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). While exploring best practices for teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including grammar and vocabulary, participants will learn how to create an effective and communicative language classroom for all learners. In addition, participants will examine what best practices means in the context of teaching English in the 21st century, where English is an international language, and the use of English incorporates modern technologies.

How to Apply

Interested English language professionals must fill out this form by Monday, October 23 to be considered for courses that begins in December 2023.  The most eligible candidates will be selected to participate in the program and receive an e-certificate issued by the U.S. Department of State for all those who successfully complete the course.

Please email your questions to: with “OPEN Program” in the subject line of all emails.

The American English team is pleased to offer American English Live: Teacher Development Series 12. The six online seminars of the series cover a variety of topics intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. At the end of each event, participants will have the opportunity to earn a digital badge that verifies their participation. Viewing group hosts, Public Affairs Offices, and Regional English Language Offices also have the option to issue e-certificates for those who attend four out of six sessions.

The series will take place from September 15 – November 24, 2021.  These 60-minute sessions will be held every other Wednesday at 17:00 p.m. or 22:00 p.m. Tashkent time. Participants can join the sessions by viewing the live posts at the above times here:

Though not mandatory, registration is encouraged. Registered participants will receive email reminders with links to pre-session readings and online discussions.


Presentation Titles

Session Dates


English for Specific Purposes: Tourism and Cultural Exploration


Teaching Hospitality and Tourism: Building Leadership, Communication, and Intercultural Awareness

Serena Chu-Mraz


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

17:00-18:00 Tashkent time

22:00-23:00 Tashkent time


21st Century Skills and
the English Language Classroom

ACTIVATE 21st Century Skills
with Board Games in the Classroom

Jennifer Borch


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

17:00-18:00 Tashkent time

22:00-23:00 Tashkent time

STAIR Framework for Interactive Online Activities

Stephanie Upadhyay

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

17:00-18:00 Tashkent time

22:00-23:00 Tashkent time


Teaching STEAM to English Language Learners

** Daylight Savings Time ends on November 7th in the US; your local broadcast time may be affected **

Integrating STEAM and English With Oral Language Routines

Amanda Fox


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

17:00-18:00 Tashkent time

22:00-23:00 Tashkent time

Getting Started With Project-Based Learning in STEAM

Catherine DiFelice Box and Anne Pomerantz


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

18:00-19:00 Tashkent time

23:00-12:00 a.m. Tashkent time

STEAM-Powered Instruction:
Practical Approaches for ELT Educators

Eileen Finn

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

18:00-19:00 Tashkent time

23:00-12:00 a.m. Tashkent time

English Language Fellow: The English Language Fellow Program promotes academic and educational exchanges between countries by sending experienced American Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) on ten-month fellowships to universities overseas. English Language Fellows serve as teachers of English as a foreign language and are involved in teacher training and professional and staff development activities in areas such as methodology, curriculum and textbook design, and English for Specific Purposes. Request forms are accepted year round. (Download Request Form: PDF 170 KB)

English Language Specialist: The English Language Specialist Program sends U.S. academics and professionals in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to work on programs that contribute to the host country’s capacity to teach English. English Language Specialist projects can include intensive workshop presentations, teacher training, needs assessments, material development, curriculum development, and other English capacity building activities. Specialist programs can be carried out over a period lasting from two weeks to up to five months or be comprised of a series of short term visits, supplemented with online or virtual engagement. Request forms are accepted year round. (Download Request Form: PDF 103 KB)

If your institution is interested in hosting the Fellow or the Specialist, and is willing to work with the Public Affairs Section, please contact the RELO or the Public Affairs Section.

The American English website provides resources for teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). This website provides a variety of engaging materials and resources for teachers’ professional development and for use with students in the classroom. Both teachers and students will find new ways to practice English and learn more about the United States.

Features of American English: On this website, you will find a large variety of high-quality resources to learn English, to teach English, and to discover more about American culture.

Downloadable Resources

  • Print and audio publications are available as free downloads.
  • Audio books and song collections may be played directly from the website.
  • Posters can be printed for use as visual aids in the classroom.
  • “Shaping the Way We Teach English” is a multimedia training program for teachers.

This funding opportunity seeks to improve the quality of English language teaching and learning in the country by: identifying key factors that promote innovative and interactive English teaching methods; training new generations of English language teachers; motivating students to excel at English learning; and establishing English programs that support economic growth and development. More specifically, this opportunity seeks English language educators to be creative and establish centers/clubs/programs that can boost not only English language ability of university students, but also develop their critical thinking and decision making skills, as well as show their potential. There are many talented students at universities and schools, and participation in extracurricular clubs or programs such as English language learning can be useful. This funding opportunity also seeks to find talented students who can develop and implement ideas to motivate their peers.

For further information, visit the English Language Program Grants Program page.