The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Ellen Comis of La Cañada Elementary School for a 10-month Fellowship project teaching English in Ecuador.
Comis is one of only 165 U.S. citizens selected for the 2015-2016 English Language Fellow
Program. Fellows demonstrate significant experience teaching English to speakers of other
languages (TESOL) and a commitment to the field of English language teaching and learning.
The English Language Fellow Program is the premiere opportunity for highly qualified TESOL
professionals to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way that English is taught abroad.
Through projects developed by U.S. Embassies in more than 80 developing countries, Fellows work directly with local teachers, students, and educational professionals to enhance the quality of English language instruction offered at universities and other academic institutions.
Since 1969, the English Language Fellow Program has sent thousands of scholars, teachers, and TESOL professionals on projects to help students acquire English language skills, lead teacher training, develop curriculum and resources, and conduct program evaluations. These projects are challenging and the teachers selected represent the best of the U.S. TESOL community. In return, the program provides professional development opportunities to help participants build skills that can greatly enhance their TESOL careers back home.
English Language Fellows are counted among the more than 50,000 individuals participating in
U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. The Fellow program is administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development at Georgetown University.
For further information about the English Language Fellow Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit our website, contact us by telephone at 202-632-6452, or e-mail ECA-Press@state.gov.