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SIT alum Geoffrey Moses named to prestigious U.S. English Language Teaching Fellowship
Announcement Date: July 28, 2022
The U.S. Department of State has announced the selection of SIT alumnus Geoffrey Moses for a 10-month fellowship project training teachers and teaching English in Estonia at TTK University of Applied Sciences. He is one of only 200 U.S. citizens selected for the 2022-23 English Language Fellow Program.
Moses completed his TESOL master's degree at SIT in 2018. In Estonia, he is expected to teach English for Specific Purposes (ESP) classes to undergraduate students studying engineering, technology, and logistics, as well as conducting teacher training workshops, assisting in the development of future courses, and presenting at relevant conferences.
See related story: SIT ranked top institution for English Language Fellows Program
The English Language Fellow Program is the premier opportunity for experienced teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way that English is taught abroad, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). ECA operates the program with funding provided by the U.S. government.
Through projects developed by U.S. embassies in more than 80 countries, Fellows work directly with local teachers, students, and educational professionals to improve the quality of English language instruction offered at prestigious universities and other academic institutions.
Since 1969, the English Language Fellow Program has sent thousands of TESOL scholars and educators abroad to promote English language learning, enhance English teaching capacity, and foster mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries through cultural exchange.
In 2019, the U.S. Department of State recognized SIT as the institution that had produced the most English Language Fellows in the history of the program.
On assignment, Fellows teach English, conduct teacher training, develop resources, and organize events and conferences. 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 experience different cultures and build skills that can greatly enhance their TESOL careers back home.