Regional English Language Officer (RELO) for Central Asia John Scacco visited Uzbekistan on May 10-13 to meet with higher education institutions. RELO John Scacco, who is based in the U.S. Embassy in Astana, travels throughout Central Asia to monitor English language programs, assist with English language teaching methodology, and visit institutions of public and higher education. He also serves as a consultant to Central Asian embassies on a wide range of English language projects.
During his fifth visit, RELO Scacco met with the administrations of Uzbek State World Languages University, Karakalpak State University, Nukus Pedagogical State Institute, and Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages to discuss ongoing projects and opportunities for future collaboration. RELO Scacco also met with the officials at the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education and the Ministry of Public Education to learn about current reforms and Ministry’s priorities on English language teaching and learning.