Pakistan sends 26 educators to USA for exchange programme


26 teachers head to US for exchange programme

A group of 26 English language teachers departed for the United States on June 4 to participate in the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Programme.

The TEA programme provides secondary school teachers with unique opportunities to develop an expertise in their subject area, enhance their teaching skills, and engage with American teachers and students.  The six-week programme includes intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, teacher leadership, and exposure to new technologies.

The American Embassy sponsors English language programmes in Pakistan for both teachers and students.  Each year, the programmes educate over 3,000 students via direct teaching to help them develop employability and leadership skills. Additionally, English programmes support more than 300 teachers annually via face-to-face trainings, online courses, and exchanges like TEA.

American Embassy Regional English Language Officer Maria Snarski met with the Pakistani educators during the pre-departure orientation over the weekend and encouraged them to take full advantage of their experience during their six-week programme to help inform and transform their classroom.

“The TEA programme not only provides an insight into a variety of effective educational practices in secondary school and university that can be used to transform your classroom practices, it will also provide first-hand experience of the United States to bring back to your students, your family, and your community.