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English Teaching Programs

English Language Programs

The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) carries out a number of programs to support English teaching and learning  in Georgia.

English Language Fellow Program


The Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is accepting applications from Georgian universities that would like to host English Language Fellows (ELF) in AY 2024-2025 and will be able to provide professional, logistical and cost-sharing support to ELF projects. Universities that fulfill all requirements listed in the request form are welcome to apply.

English Language Fellows are TEFL/TESL M.A. graduates who are using cutting-edge methodology to teach communicative English language skills. They serve as full-time EFL teachers and may teach up to 20 classroom hours a week. 

Typical Fellow projects include teaching EFL, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) or American Studies. In addition, Fellows may participate in or organize related activities such as developing materials and lesson plans, conducting workshops and seminars for teachers or English language conversation/discussion club for students. Fellows may also participate in different outreach activities organized by host institution. These activities may include visits to other schools or universities, Window on America Centers at public libraries to meet with teachers or students and discuss different topics related to teaching English and American Culture.

For more information about this program, please contact the Public Diplomacy Section at the U.S. Embassy and visit or http://elf.georgetown.edu for additional program and recruitment information.

Please send in your completed ELF Request Form (WORD 322 KB) and a Letter of Support from university administration to the U.S. Embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section at the following email address: TbilisiExchanges@state.gov no later than August 31, 2023. Please, indicate ‘English language Fellow’ in the subject line, otherwise your application will not be considered. 

The English Language Specialist Program

Designed to provide institutions of higher education and various organizations with professionally trained U.S. professors in TEFL/TESL or applied linguistics who can work on short-term or multi-phased projects (two to six weeks per visit) at a variety of institutions and levels, mainly in the areas of teacher training, materials writing, or curriculum development. The program generally enhances English teaching capacity in order to provide education officials, teachers, and students with communication skills they will need to improve their access to diverse perspectives on a broad variety of issues, and to give them information that will better enable them to understand and convey concepts about American values, democratic representative government, free enterprise and the rule of law.

To get more information about English language programs and activities supported by the U.S. Embassy, please contact TbilisiExchanges@state.gov

The English Language Specialist Program


Open to all children in Georgia, ages 5 to 18

Americans believe that reading is one of the best ways to explore the world during the summer school holiday.  The Summer reading Challenge is one of the best American traditions, when millions of American children spend most of the time reading the books.

This year U.S. Embassy Tbilisi invites every child in Georgia to join the Embassy’s Summer Reading Challenge and reading the books with us.

For more information visit Summer Reading Challenge Page