Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) welcomes the 100 Americans from 35 states and the District of Columbia who arrived in Malaysia to serve as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants in national secondary schools for the 2015 school year. They will be posted to mostly rural and remote towns in Kelantan, Kedah, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Terengganu, Sabah, and Sarawak. This will be the fourth Fulbright ETA cohort welcomed by Malaysia since the inception of the nation-wide Fulbright ETA program in 2012. Due to the success of the first three-year phase, the Fulbright ETA program has been renewed for a further three years and has expanded its reach to Kelantan, Kedah, and Perlis. Jointly managed by MACEE and the Ministry of Education, the Fulbright ETA program aims to increase students’ interest and ability in English language through classroom lessons, co-curricular activities, and special projects undertaken with the native English speakers from the United States. Furthermore, the program will foster cultural exchange through the direct people to people interactions of the participants over the course of ten months.
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