English Language Specialist David Chiesa will work on the in-service training course curriculum at the Republican Scientific-Practical Center of Developing the Innovational Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages under the Uzbek State University of World Languages until July 31, 2017. A PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University, David’s research interests include second language teacher training, language assessment, second language acquisition and curriculum design.
The English Language Specialist Program is funded worldwide by the U.S. Department of State through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 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 increase the host country’s capacity to teach English. English Language Specialist assignments range from two weeks to five months and can include intensive workshop presentations, teacher training, needs assessments, material development, curriculum development, and other English capacity building activities.