Engaging Language Fellow Conference 2024
On January 22-23, the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi hosted a conference for English Language Fellows, bringing together 13 TESOL specialists from Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Türkiye. Regional English Language Officer John Silver, along with State Department Virtual Engagement and Materials Development Branch Chief Kelli Odhuu and Fellow program manager Lara Neely from Georgetown University, conducted a week-long outreach in Georgia. Highlights from their engagements included visits to International Black Sea University, Grigol Robakidze University, and Kutaisi State University, as well as meetings with Access students and teachers in Kakheti region. International Black Sea University hosted a conference where RELO Silver presented, all the Fellows delivered pedagogical workshops for over a hundred English teachers, and attendees learned about opportunities and resources for English-language educators.