Regional English Language Office (RELO)

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) was established in 2006 in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru to support public diplomacy outreach through English language teaching and training in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. It cooperates with Ministries 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 Andean region of Latin America and the U.S.

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RELO Office, U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru
reloandes@state.gov

Tel: (51-1) 618-2110

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) is committed to improving English language teaching quality through curriculum development, materials development and professional development opportunities in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. The Office works with Ministries of Education and higher education institutes on curriculum development and reform and with English Language Fellows, English Language Specialists, alumni of U.S.-sponsored programs and other key contacts on materials development projects. The Office helps build stronger in-service training programs through the Ministry of Education, non-governmental organizations and universities, and supports pre-service training programs in partnership with pedagogical faculties and institutions.

The Office works through the Public Affairs Sections of the five Andean region-based U.S. Embassies to create and implement projects and programs related to English language teaching by providing training opportunities, expertise and materials. The Lima Office is one of 22 such offices around the world and coordinated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs.

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RELO Office, U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru

reloandes@state.gov

Tel: (51-1) 618-2110

The English Language Fellow Program places highly qualified U.S. ELT professionals in Ministries of Education, universities and other host institutions throughout the Andean region for one to two academic years. The region’s Fellows work with their hosts as well as with the local and regional ELT community to create and implement courses, materials, curriculums and training programs that build stronger connections between the host and U.S. culture.

The English Access Microscholarship Program provides two years of after-school English to academically-gifted, economically-disadvantaged teenagers who are in their last three years of high school. The program emphasizes fluency in English and couples language study with strong cross-cultural, civic, information technology and leadership building components. All Access sites in the Andean Region 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 universities in the US. Topics include Teaching English to Younger Learners, Critical and Creative Thinking, Assessment, and Using Technology in the Classroom.

The American English Webinar Series aims at improving the quality of English language teaching. These interactive online seminars introduce foreign English
language teaching (ELT) educators to learner-centered teaching methods. Participants directly interact with the U.S. English language teaching expert presenters and their ELT colleagues worldwide. Each American English Webinar Series consists of six 60-minute webinars offered every other week (on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. ET). Series are conducted live and require real time interaction. Advance registration is required. Due to a limited number of places per country, we strongly encourage “viewing parties” in which groups of colleagues participate together.

Request for Support and More Information (PDF 263 KB)
RELO Office, U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru
reloandes@state.gov
Tel:  (51-1)  618-2110

Trace Effects is a collaborative English language video game experience for students ages 12-16. Learn English and explore American culture through puzzles, games, and adventures in an interactive world. For a free DVD version of the game, contact reloandes@state.gov.

The Regional English Language Office coordinates the distribution of U.S. government-produced ELT and American studies books, 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.

The American English Webinar Series aims at improving the quality of English language teaching. These interactive online seminars introduce foreign English language teaching (ELT) educators to learner-centered teaching methods. Participants directly interact with the U.S. English language teaching expert presenters and their ELT colleagues worldwide. Each American English Webinar Series consists of six 60-minute webinars offered every other week (on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. ET). Series are conducted live and require real time interaction. Advance registration is required. Due to a limited number of places per country, we strongly encourage “viewing parties” in which groups of colleagues participate together.

The RELO Andes Webinars consist of monthly online seminars focused on methodology and English language teaching topics aimed at supporting English teacher throughout the region. No registration is required.

The SayWhat!?! project is a weekly comic strip and a 1-minute video interview featuring a popular English expression. The comic strip and the video are released through the Embassy of the United States and RELO Facebook pages.

Request for Support and More Information (PDF 263 KB)

RELO Office, U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru
reloandes@state.gov
Tel: (51-1) 618-2110