The U.S. Government’s ACCESS program provides English classes to underserved students across Georgia (April 23)
On English Language Day we would like to highlight the incredible work that English ACCESS Micro-scholarship program does in Georgia. The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi has been strengthening English Language learning in Georgia through a number of programs, including the English ACCESS program, which works with 450 students ages 13-17 in underserved areas throughout Georgia. Students are provided after-school English classes, summer schools and enrichment activities at no cost to them. ACCESS students are given the opportunity not only to enhance their English language skills, but also to develop increased self-confidence, stronger critical thinking skills, and increased opportunities for future study or employment. In addition to working on their language skills, the participants of the program become familiar with U.S. culture and develop a deeper understanding of current issues in North American society. With greater sensitivity to cultural differences, coupled with their acquired language skills, ACCESS students are able to take advantage of new opportunities to grow in their studies and future careers.