Embassy English Language Programs
As part of our overall mission to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Qatar, U.S. Embassy Doha offers a number of programs to assist and support students, teachers and administrators of English as a Second Language (ESL). Key programs include:
Micro Moving Library Program
The Micro Moving Library Program is an Embassy initiative aimed at sharing English language teaching and learning resources with independent schools at the primary, preparatory and secondary levels through the provision of English language books and cutting edge teaching materials.
Primary School Reading Program
Through the Primary School Reading Program, volunteers from the Embassy community visit local primary schools to read and discuss English language story books with students.
English Language Book Club
The English Language Book Club is a new initiative of the U. S. Embassy Doha. The purpose of the program is to inspire students’ love of reading and English language learning through the discovery of great literature. The Embassy will sponsor the development of book clubs in interested independent schools and through its American Corner at Qatar University.
English Language Film Club
The English Language Film Club is a new initiative of the U.S. Embassy Doha. The purpose of the initiative is to inspire English language practice and discussion through the art of film. Each semester the Embassy will advertise a film season to be shown in its American Corner at Qatar University. Interested teachers and students will be invited to attend film screenings and join in on the post-viewing discussion groups. Films can also be shown at individual schools by request.
Reading and Writing Competitions
At various points throughout the year, the Embassy will hold English language Reading and Essay Writing Competitions for interested students. This coming academic year, our first Reading and Essay Writing Competition will be held in honor of the US presidential elections on November 4, 2012. Schools are encouraged to nominate their best English language students to participate. Prizes, including IPod shuffles and Kindles, will be given to the winners!
English Language Specialist Program (Click to learn more!)
The English Language Specialist Program recruits U.S. academics in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) for short-term workshops abroad. At various points throughout the year, the U.S. Embassy Doha will host these U.S. specialists to conduct professional development workshops at interested schools and institutions.
E-Teacher Scholarship Program (Click to learn more!)
The E-Teacher Scholarship Program offers intensive online, graduate level classes to English teaching professionals in Qatar through two U.S. universities, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the University of Oregon. Participants will receive certificates from the universities upon successful completion of the course.
The Embassy offers online professional development seminars for interested English language teachers, coordinators and administrators. These seminars are conducted by experts from top U.S. universities and are offered at various times throughout the year.