Presentation on theme: "AMERICAN CORNER Jennifer Kim English Language Fellow Surabaya, Indonesia."— Presentation transcript:
AMERICAN CORNER Jennifer Kim Jennifer.Kim.Abroad@gmail.com English Language Fellow Surabaya, Indonesia
American Corners American Corners are partnerships between the U.S. Embassy and major universities in Indonesia. American Corners provide access to current, accurate and reliable information about the political, economic, cultural, educational and social life in the United States via a collection of books, magazines and journals, CD- ROMs, DVDs and access to internet and online databases, and through local programming to the general public. Eleven American Corners are located at host institutions throughout the country. http://jakarta.usembassy.gov/american-corner.html
Did you know…? The number of U.S. visas issued to Indonesian students has risen by 25% over the past two years. Both governments are committed to continuing to increase the number of students studying in one anothers country in the next five years. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/09/197277.htm
Under the Higher Education Partnership, the U.S. will invest over $165 million from 2010- 2014 to promote educational cooperation with Indonesia. This includes support for expanded academic exchanges, including the new Fulbright Indonesia Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) program for U.S. and Indonesian students and scholars, the Community College Initiative for Indonesian students and faculty, support for Americans studying languages in Indonesia, and English Language programs for Indonesians. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/09/197277.htm Did you know…?
Aim: How can the American Corner effectively collaborate with ELFs and ETAs? American Corner English Language Fellows Fulbright English Teaching Assistants
Discussion Outline I.English Language Fellows Program (EL Program) -Who are ELFs and what do they do? -What technical knowledge can the American Corner tap into from ELFs? II.Fulbright English Teaching Assistant -Who are ETAs and what do they do? -What can ETAs share with participants at the American Corner?
English Language Fellow Program The EL Fellow Program fosters mutual understanding, promotes English language learning and enhances English teaching capacity abroad. –Through projects sponsored by U.S. embassies, EL Fellows share their professional expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience and learn about other cultures. –EL Fellows model and demonstrate up-to-date TEFL classroom practices that help foster thoughtful and responsible behavior in students and teachers of English. http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/english-language-fellow-program#sthash.tqDG1TZ5.dpuf
Possible ELF involvement activities/programs: Teacher Training for university students and mentoring new teachers –discussion on teaching methods –lesson plans –curriculum development –classroom management/organization Discussion on current events/social issues U.S. History / Social Studies (race, culture, politics, government) Theatre group Speech class (public speaking, building self-esteem) Seminars related to education and teaching –Teaching English to Young Learners –Promoting character building through literature –Effective time management in the classroom –Business English, English and Art (photography, painting)
American Corner at Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta November 2012 – How Americans celebrate Thanksgiving
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools or universities overseas –Improving foreign students English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing the U.S. student's own language skills and knowledge of the host country. –ETAs may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities. –http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-english-teaching-assistant-program#sthash.47odIqSq.dpuf
Here are photos of ETAs and ELFs working together.
What can ETAs share? ETAs –American life as a high school student abd university student -American pop culture (celebrity, movies, fashion definition of beauty) -American holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Jr., Labor Day, Memorial Day) -American geography and culture -American film discussion -Book club -Game night (cards, board games)
Indonesia English Language Fellows Insightful Websites 1. Mengajar English http://mengajarenglish.com/ Mengajar English is the open-source home for information on teaching English in Indonesia. The website is a collaborative effort among between English Language Fellows (ELFs), Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs), Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and local Indonesian English teachers. 2. Indonesiaful http://indonesiaful.com/ Indonesiaful.com is an independent website managed and operated exclusively by 2012-13 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grantees based in Indonesia.