The U.S. Embassy Malaysia seeks to improve English Language learning and promote the effective use of English as a medium of global communication throughout Malaysia. Our activities also help to foster mutual understanding between the American and Malaysian people.
Some of the programs, services and resources offered include:
The English Language Fellow Program
The English Language Fellow Program – U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) participate in ten-month exchanges abroad at host country universities, ministries of education, and other educational institutions. English Language Fellows share their expertise and engage with the community, while participating in a professional development opportunity. Upon returning to the United States, they share their experiences and acquired knowledge with their communities and professional colleagues.
The English Language Specialist Program
The English Language Specialist Program – The English Language Specialist Program sends U.S. experts in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to work on short-term projects that contribute to the host country’s capacity to teach English and post’s public diplomacy goals. English Language Specialists support two-week to five-month projects at a variety of institutions and levels, mainly in the areas of teacher training, materials writing, and curriculum development. The program can also provide specialists via digital video conference (DVC) or webinar, as a standalone program or as one element of a multi-phase program.
The English Access Microscholarship Program
The English Access Microscholarship Program – Provides a foundation of English language skills to talented youth from economically disadvantaged sectors through after school classes and intensive sessions. The program gives participants English skills that may 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.
The E-Teacher Scholarship Program
The E-Teacher Scholarship Program – Is designed for English language teachers, teacher trainers, and administrators of English language programs who are committed to their own professional development and willing to contribute to the mentorship and professional advancement of their colleagues as well. AE E-Teacher courses are offered at the U.S. University-level. In order to complete coursework at this level, you should possess English skills that are roughly equivalent to a TOEFL score of 525 or higher, or an iBT score of at least 70 (B2 or higher). If you are nominated and selected as a participant, you will take part in an online orientation that will include an English language proficiency test to assess your readiness.
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program – Places American Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETA’s help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level.
The American English Webinar Series
American English Webinar Series -The 6 online seminars of the course cover a variety of topics and are intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. Participants who attend 4 out of the 6 webinars will receive e-certificates. Participants are encouraged to join the associated Ning (http://www.shapingenglish.ning.com) to participate in discussions, view or download video and other materials from the sessions, and access recordings of the webinars.