RELO

The Regional English Language Office supports public diplomacy outreach through English language teaching and learning programs and materials throughout the region in the countries of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific Island countries.

Service Hours (By Appointment Only):

8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday except on U.S. and Philippine holidays.

For inquiries, please contact us at:

Regional English Language Office
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy Manila
1201 Roxas Blvd.
Manila, Philippines

Phone: (632) 301-4887
Fax: (632) 301-2469
E-mail: RELOManila@state.gov

The Regional English Language Office is committed to improving English language teaching quality through capacity building initiatives which include curriculum, assessment and materials development along with teacher training and professional development opportunities for educators. The Office works with Ministries of Education, Departments of Education, and higher education institutes on curriculum development and reform in conjunction with English Language FellowsEnglish Language Specialists, alumni of U.S.-sponsored programs and other key contacts in the field of teaching and learning English in partnership with pedagogical faculties and institutions.

The Office works through the Public Affairs Sections (PAS) of each country to create and implement projects and programs related to English language teaching by providing training opportunities, expertise and materials. The Manila Office is one of 25 such offices located in U.S. Embassies around the world that are coordinated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs.

Request for Support and More Information:

RELO Office, U.S. Embassy, Manila, Philippines
RELOManila@state.gov
Tel: (632) 301-4887 Fax: (632) 301-2469

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) supports English language teaching and learning programs including the English Access Microscholarship Program, English Language Fellow Program, English Language Specialist Program, E-Teacher Scholarship Program, and informational webinars.  Programs are done in cooperation with Ministries and Departments of Education, Binational Centers, professional teachers’ associations, Fulbright, Peace Corps, public and private universities and other higher education institutes, among other partners, in order to build a stronger understanding between the peoples of the region and the U.S.

The English Language Fellow Program places highly qualified U.S. ELT professionals in Ministries of Education, universities and other host institutions throughout the region for one academic year. Fellows work with host institutions as well as with the local and regional ELT (English language teaching) community to create and implement courses, materials, curriculums and training programs that build stronger connections between the host country and the U.S.

The English Access Microscholarship Program provides two years of after-school English to academically-gifted, economically-disadvantaged teenagers. The program emphasizes fluency in English and couples language study with strong cross-cultural, civic, information technology and leadership building components. All Access sites are strongly encouraged to conduct an “Open Classroom” policy, allowing pre-arranged classroom observations and sharing best practices with area English teachers.

The E-Teacher Scholarship Program offers online, graduate level classes to English teaching professionals outside of the United States through the University of Oregon. Topics include Teaching English to Younger Learners, Critical and Creative Thinking, Assessment, and Using Technology in the Classroom.

The “Shaping the Way We Teach English” Webinar Series typically runs 10-12 weeks and consists of 5-6 webinars. Several courses are offered throughout the year. Advance registration is required for participation in the live sessions. Due to a limited number of places per country, we strongly encourage “viewing parties” in which groups of colleagues participate together.

Requests for Support and More Information:

RELO Office, U.S. Embassy, Manila, Philippines
RELOManila@state.gov
Tel: (632) 301-4887 Fax: (632) 301-2469

The Regional English Language Office coordinates the distribution of U.S. government-produced English Language Teaching and American studies books, cassettes, maps, videos and CDs. Its flagship publication, the quarterly English Teaching Forum, is a response to a need for theoretical and practical solutions and suggestions in the ELT field. New and experienced authors are encouraged to contribute their articles. The Office also collaborates with local authors to create region-specific material that addresses key ELT and cross-cultural issues.

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Request for Support and More Information:

RELO Office, U.S. Embassy, Manila, Philippines
RELOManila@state.gov
Tel: (632) 301-4887 Fax: (632) 301-2469

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