U.S. Embassy Hosts 21st Century Skills English Teaching Symposium
The U.S. Embassy holds Madagascar’s largest capacity-building workshop for local English teachers ANTANANARIVO –
The opening ceremony of the U.S. Embassy’s 21st Century Skills English Teaching Symposium took place today at the Centre de Conference International (CCI) Ivato. Supporting President Andry Rajoelina’s initiative to strengthen English language teaching in Madagascar, the U.S. Embassy has invested over $150,000 in this symposium dedicated to increasing the overall capacity of local English teachers.
381 teachers from 22 regions have come to Antananarivo to take part in the two-day conference led by Regional English Language Officer, Kevin McCaughey, and ten American English Language Fellows. In addition to promoting Madagascar’s new English-language lycee curriculum, which was developed in partnership between the U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Education, classes will cover a variety of topics including social emotional language learning, student-centric education, English through music and movement, techniques in writing and reading, pronunciation, and visual thinking.
The U.S. Embassy is a strong advocate of educational and English-language initiatives. Students that excel in English have countless opportunities to apply for U.S. educational exchange programs and scholarships.