Manier Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious Virtual English Language Educator Program
The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Nashville State School of Arts and Humanities Associate Professor of English as a Second Language (ESL) Devora Manier for a virtual project, engaging with English language learners and teachers online in Thailand at Yala Rajabhat University. Professor Manier is among the first to be selected for the Virtual English Language Educator Program, a new program created during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Manier has been on faculty at Nashville State since 1996. She will be leading conversational English sessions in five courses at Yala Rajabhsat University and assisting local professors with course design and development.
The Virtual English Language Educator Program is the premier online 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. Through projects developed by U.S. Embassies in more than 80 countries, Virtual Educators work with local teachers, students, and educational professionals to improve the quality of English language instruction offered at prestigious universities, academic institutions, and cultural centers.
English Language Programs has placed thousands of TESOL scholars and educators with international partner institutions, abroad and virtually, to promote English language learning, enhance English teaching capacity, and foster mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries through cultural exchange. These projects are challenging and the teachers selected represent the best of the U.S. TESOL community. Virtual Educators are among the more than 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year.
English Language Programs is administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development at Georgetown University.
For further information: Virtual English Language Educator Program.