English Access Microscholarship Program - Headquarters

English Access Microscholarship Program - Headquarters The English Access Microscholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access Program) provides a foundation of English language to talented 13- to 20 - year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after school classes and intensive summer activities.

Participants gain English skills that may lead to better jobs, educational prospects, and increased opportunity to participate in future exchanges. Since its inception in 2004, over 95,000 students in more than 85 countries have participated in the Access Program.

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Please say a big thank you to December's Access Headquarters moderator, Noha Sadek! ๐Ÿ’ซNoha Sadek Ibrahim Abdelmgid has be...
12/10/2021

Please say a big thank you to December's Access Headquarters moderator, Noha Sadek! ๐Ÿ’ซ

Noha Sadek Ibrahim Abdelmgid has been an AMIDEAST Access teacher since 2013. She has a BA in English and obtained her MA in American Literature in 2011. She also earned a certificate in teaching (MTD), the PCELT (professional certificate in English language teaching) and an online certificate in TESOL from Oregon University. She also obtained a certificate from Iowa State University in Educational Technology and has attended many workshops organized by the US embassy for Access teachers as well as a training on how to mentor other teachers.

Noha says that teaching Access students is special because they are so motivated to learn. Also, Access has given her the chance to develop herself professionally.

Outside of teaching, Noha has many hobbies like walking, reading, and traveling. She hopes to explore many cultures in the future and to see much of the world. She also hopes to continue developing herself professionally and obtain a PhD from an American or European university to become a university professor in Egypt or overseas.

Please say a big thank you to December's Access Headquarters moderator, Noha Sadek! ๐Ÿ’ซ

Noha Sadek Ibrahim Abdelmgid has been an AMIDEAST Access teacher since 2013. She has a BA in English and obtained her MA in American Literature in 2011. She also earned a certificate in teaching (MTD), the PCELT (professional certificate in English language teaching) and an online certificate in TESOL from Oregon University. She also obtained a certificate from Iowa State University in Educational Technology and has attended many workshops organized by the US embassy for Access teachers as well as a training on how to mentor other teachers.

Noha says that teaching Access students is special because they are so motivated to learn. Also, Access has given her the chance to develop herself professionally.

Outside of teaching, Noha has many hobbies like walking, reading, and traveling. She hopes to explore many cultures in the future and to see much of the world. She also hopes to continue developing herself professionally and obtain a PhD from an American or European university to become a university professor in Egypt or overseas.

This newer slang word "lit" can be used in place of cool and awesome. It means that something is fun or exciting. ๐Ÿ˜€
12/09/2021

This newer slang word "lit" can be used in place of cool and awesome. It means that something is fun or exciting. ๐Ÿ˜€

This newer slang word "lit" can be used in place of cool and awesome. It means that something is fun or exciting. ๐Ÿ˜€

This week, we are looking for song recommendations!A new teacher at your school wants to use music in their classroom bu...
12/08/2021

This week, we are looking for song recommendations!

A new teacher at your school wants to use music in their classroom but doesn't know what songs to use. What songs would you recommend?

What songs do you use to teach English? ๐Ÿค”

This week, we are looking for song recommendations!

A new teacher at your school wants to use music in their classroom but doesn't know what songs to use. What songs would you recommend?

What songs do you use to teach English? ๐Ÿค”

Access Alumni Meet with RELO to Discuss Project Ideas  On December 2, Regional English Language Officer, John Silver and...
12/07/2021

Access Alumni Meet with RELO to Discuss Project Ideas

On December 2, Regional English Language Officer, John Silver and RELO/A, Assem Danyarova met with and learned about the project ideas of 15 English Microscholarship Alumni residing in Nur-Sultan. Alumni project ideas were dedicated to gender issues, ecological problems, gambling and financial literacy. The National Alumni Network plans to launch a RELO mini-grants competition to grant the Access alumni funds to implement their projects within their local communities.

Access Alumni Meet with RELO to Discuss Project Ideas

On December 2, Regional English Language Officer, John Silver and RELO/A, Assem Danyarova met with and learned about the project ideas of 15 English Microscholarship Alumni residing in Nur-Sultan. Alumni project ideas were dedicated to gender issues, ecological problems, gambling and financial literacy. The National Alumni Network plans to launch a RELO mini-grants competition to grant the Access alumni funds to implement their projects within their local communities.

Check out this English Teaching Forum article on ways to use music in your English classes! https://bit.ly/teaching-song...
12/07/2021

Check out this English Teaching Forum article on ways to use music in your English classes!
https://bit.ly/teaching-songs-music-etf
Ideas include classroom karaoke and creating shared playlists!

Check out this English Teaching Forum article on ways to use music in your English classes!
https://bit.ly/teaching-songs-music-etf
Ideas include classroom karaoke and creating shared playlists!

Democracy puts government in the hands of the people. Whether by voting, protesting, or exposing government corruption i...
12/07/2021

Democracy puts government in the hands of the people. Whether by voting, protesting, or exposing government corruption in the press, citizens take charge of their government and are free to criticize their leaders without fear of punishment.โš–๏ธ#DemocracyDelivers

Democracy puts government in the hands of the people. Whether by voting, protesting, or exposing government corruption in the press, citizens take charge of their government and are free to criticize their leaders without fear of punishment.โš–๏ธ#DemocracyDelivers

Timeline photos
12/07/2021

Timeline photos

Kudos to the 20 rangers selected to participate in the Earth Optimism for Access, a skill-building program designed to help Indonesian Access alumni lead their communities in finding solutions to the climate crisis!

HAPPY MONDAY, Access Headquarters! ๐Ÿ˜ŠLet's talk about music! ๐ŸŽถ  How do you use music in your classroom? What type of acti...
12/06/2021

HAPPY MONDAY, Access Headquarters! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Let's talk about music! ๐ŸŽถ How do you use music in your classroom? What type of activities do you do with music?

Give us your tips in the comments below! ๐Ÿ‘

HAPPY MONDAY, Access Headquarters! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Let's talk about music! ๐ŸŽถ How do you use music in your classroom? What type of activities do you do with music?

Give us your tips in the comments below! ๐Ÿ‘

12/05/2021

Today is International Volunteer Day! What are some ways that you have have volunteered in your community? Who are people that are instrumental in leading volunteer efforts where you are from? What can you do to make your community a better place by volunteering? Let us know and #tag the people that are instrumental in making your community the best it can be! #Volunteer

Do you want to teach your students slang, but you aren't sure where to start?https://bit.ly/college-slang-2021Check out ...
12/04/2021

Do you want to teach your students slang, but you aren't sure where to start?
https://bit.ly/college-slang-2021
Check out this list of commonly used American slang with definitions!

Do you want to teach your students slang, but you aren't sure where to start?
https://bit.ly/college-slang-2021
Check out this list of commonly used American slang with definitions!

12/03/2021

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. According to the UN, this year's theme is 'Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.' #AmericanEnglish #Holidays #IDPWD

This month, we are discussing how to incorporate popular culture or youth culture into our classrooms. We can do this us...
12/03/2021

This month, we are discussing how to incorporate popular culture or youth culture into our classrooms. We can do this using tv shows, music, movies, articles, books, websites, and many other resources! Many of the resources we can use are authentic materials.
https://bit.ly/ae-authentic-materials
Check out this guide from American English all about authentic materials, from selecting appropriate materials for learners to ideas on activities!

This month, we are discussing how to incorporate popular culture or youth culture into our classrooms. We can do this using tv shows, music, movies, articles, books, websites, and many other resources! Many of the resources we can use are authentic materials.
https://bit.ly/ae-authentic-materials
Check out this guide from American English all about authentic materials, from selecting appropriate materials for learners to ideas on activities!

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Persons with disabilities contribute talent, innovation, an...
12/03/2021

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Persons with disabilities contribute talent, innovation, and a lifetime of problem-solving experience to the workforce. Companies that improve disability inclusion over time outperform those that donโ€™t. #AccessForAll #IDPD

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Persons with disabilities contribute talent, innovation, and a lifetime of problem-solving experience to the workforce. Companies that improve disability inclusion over time outperform those that donโ€™t. #AccessForAll #IDPD

We are talking about pop culture and youth culture this month, and part of that is slang! Do you teach your students sla...
12/02/2021

We are talking about pop culture and youth culture this month, and part of that is slang! Do you teach your students slang?

Here is a slang word that is becoming more popular nowadays! G.O.A.T ๐Ÿ
Have you heard of this acronym before? It is used to describe someone or something that is the greatest of all time.

We are talking about pop culture and youth culture this month, and part of that is slang! Do you teach your students slang?

Here is a slang word that is becoming more popular nowadays! G.O.A.T ๐Ÿ
Have you heard of this acronym before? It is used to describe someone or something that is the greatest of all time.

Your student asked you what a word meant in class, but you don't know the meaning. WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Share your ideas i...
12/01/2021

Your student asked you what a word meant in class, but you don't know the meaning.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Share your ideas in the comments below! Has this situation ever happened to you before? ๐Ÿค”

Your student asked you what a word meant in class, but you don't know the meaning.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Share your ideas in the comments below! Has this situation ever happened to you before? ๐Ÿค”

Why democracy? Democracies historically have healthier citizens, more prosperous communities, and more peaceful relation...
12/01/2021

Why democracy? Democracies historically have healthier citizens, more prosperous communities, and more peaceful relationships with their democratic neighbors ๐Ÿ›๏ธThis month we will promote Democracy & Human Rights, and we show how #DemocracyDelivers.

Why democracy? Democracies historically have healthier citizens, more prosperous communities, and more peaceful relationships with their democratic neighbors ๐Ÿ›๏ธThis month we will promote Democracy & Human Rights, and we show how #DemocracyDelivers.

Are you interested in using pop culture to engage your students? ๐Ÿ‘Pop culture can be art, fashion, music, or even memes!...
12/01/2021

Are you interested in using pop culture to engage your students? ๐Ÿ‘

Pop culture can be art, fashion, music, or even memes!
Here are 7 ideas to integrate popular culture into your lessons.
https://bit.ly/7-pop-culture-elements-to-engage

Are you interested in using pop culture to engage your students? ๐Ÿ‘

Pop culture can be art, fashion, music, or even memes!
Here are 7 ideas to integrate popular culture into your lessons.
https://bit.ly/7-pop-culture-elements-to-engage

What do you think about when you hear the phrase POP CULTURE? ๐Ÿค”What does pop culture or popular culture mean to you?Let ...
11/30/2021

What do you think about when you hear the phrase POP CULTURE? ๐Ÿค”

What does pop culture or popular culture mean to you?
Let us know by adding a comment below! ๐Ÿ‘

What do you think about when you hear the phrase POP CULTURE? ๐Ÿค”

What does pop culture or popular culture mean to you?
Let us know by adding a comment below! ๐Ÿ‘

11/30/2021
Happy Thanksgiving.

Access Students Celebrate Thanksgiving Across Jordan

Over 300 Access students in 5 locations across Jordan celebrated Thanksgiving by learning about the meaning and origins of the holiday, making typical Thanksgiving art and crafts, viewing and creating multimedia, and, of course, enjoying a typical Thanksgiving meal.

Armenia: 300 Students Graduate from Access Program As part of an official trip to Armenia, RELO Kyiv Lottie Baker partic...
11/30/2021

Armenia: 300 Students Graduate from Access Program

As part of an official trip to Armenia, RELO Kyiv Lottie Baker participated in an outdoor Access graduation ceremony at the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) SMART Center in Lori Province for over 300 students.

Armenia: 300 Students Graduate from Access Program

As part of an official trip to Armenia, RELO Kyiv Lottie Baker participated in an outdoor Access graduation ceremony at the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) SMART Center in Lori Province for over 300 students.

Today is Women Human Rights Defenders Day, and womenโ€™s rights are human rights. From girls participating in their first ...
11/29/2021

Today is Women Human Rights Defenders Day, and womenโ€™s rights are human rights. From girls participating in their first protests to independent women journalists informing their communities, thank you for making a difference. We celebrate all women and girls as they promote gender equity and exercise their human rights. #WomenHumanRightsDefendersDay

Today is Women Human Rights Defenders Day, and womenโ€™s rights are human rights. From girls participating in their first protests to independent women journalists informing their communities, thank you for making a difference. We celebrate all women and girls as they promote gender equity and exercise their human rights. #WomenHumanRightsDefendersDay

To finish this month discussing strategies for teaching writing, here are 30 ideas you can use in your classroom!https:/...
11/26/2021

To finish this month discussing strategies for teaching writing, here are 30 ideas you can use in your classroom!
https://bit.ly/30-ideas-teaching-writing
Have you used any of these ideas in your own classroom? Let us know in the comments below! ๐Ÿ˜

To finish this month discussing strategies for teaching writing, here are 30 ideas you can use in your classroom!
https://bit.ly/30-ideas-teaching-writing
Have you used any of these ideas in your own classroom? Let us know in the comments below! ๐Ÿ˜

11/26/2021

In 2009, President Barack Obama signed โ€œThe Native American Heritage Day Resolution,โ€ designating the Friday after Thanksgiving as โ€œNative American Heritage Day.โ€ Today we celebrates the vibrant cultures, traditions, and heritages while recognizing the many contributions Native Americans have made.

11/25/2021

Watch this video to learn about Thanksgiving traditions and food! ๐Ÿฆƒ

Click on the link for the video with English subtitles! ๐Ÿ˜€
๐Ÿ‘‰http://bit.ly/access-thanksgiving-video
Teachers, you can also use this video as a listening exercise in your classes.

After you watch the video, make sure to comment, WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

WHAT'S UP, ACCESS HEADQUARTERS?How has your month been going? We want to know what you are up to! ๐Ÿ‘ Share a comment or a...
11/24/2021

WHAT'S UP, ACCESS HEADQUARTERS?

How has your month been going? We want to know what you are up to! ๐Ÿ‘ Share a comment or a photo in the comments below! ๐Ÿ˜€

WHAT'S UP, ACCESS HEADQUARTERS?

How has your month been going? We want to know what you are up to! ๐Ÿ‘ Share a comment or a photo in the comments below! ๐Ÿ˜€

Yesterday, we discussed how to use student blogs for writing activities. Students could use blogs for extensive writing ...
11/23/2021

Yesterday, we discussed how to use student blogs for writing activities. Students could use blogs for extensive writing practice, journaling, creating a writing portfolio, among many other ideas.
๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/creative-ways-student-blogs
Check out this website for creative ways to use student blogs along with a list of free blogging tools.

Yesterday, we discussed how to use student blogs for writing activities. Students could use blogs for extensive writing practice, journaling, creating a writing portfolio, among many other ideas.
๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/creative-ways-student-blogs
Check out this website for creative ways to use student blogs along with a list of free blogging tools.

In-Person Access Classes Resume in Kazakhstan In Nur-Sultan on November 4, the Regional English Language Office visited ...
11/22/2021

In-Person Access Classes Resume in Kazakhstan

In Nur-Sultan on November 4, the Regional English Language Office visited the first in-person English Access Microscholarship group meeting in the country following an 18-month hiatus. On November 5, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer John Orak and CAO Assistant Asiyat Suleimenova visited the Access group in Semey. On November 8, the RELO visited Access classes in Shymkent and Kazygurt. Kazygurt Governor joined the meeting to express his support for the program. Beginning in March 2020, all Access classes were held online only, an experiment which proved both challenging and instructive for the countryโ€™s 30 Access teachers and 300 students. The 18 Access programs across the country play a key role in supporting the Government of Kazakhstanโ€™s goal of a trilingual society.

In-Person Access Classes Resume in Kazakhstan

In Nur-Sultan on November 4, the Regional English Language Office visited the first in-person English Access Microscholarship group meeting in the country following an 18-month hiatus. On November 5, Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer John Orak and CAO Assistant Asiyat Suleimenova visited the Access group in Semey. On November 8, the RELO visited Access classes in Shymkent and Kazygurt. Kazygurt Governor joined the meeting to express his support for the program. Beginning in March 2020, all Access classes were held online only, an experiment which proved both challenging and instructive for the countryโ€™s 30 Access teachers and 300 students. The 18 Access programs across the country play a key role in supporting the Government of Kazakhstanโ€™s goal of a trilingual society.

Happy Monday, ACCESS HEADQUARTERS! ๐ŸŒŸThis week, we would like to discuss different ways students can use technology to pr...
11/22/2021

Happy Monday, ACCESS HEADQUARTERS! ๐ŸŒŸ

This week, we would like to discuss different ways students can use technology to practice their writing skills. One way to do this is through student blogs.

Blogs can be made quickly, easily, and for free, making it a valuable tool for teachers and students with access to the internet through computers or even mobile devices.

Have your students created their own blogs before? How could students practice their writing skills through blogs?

Happy Monday, ACCESS HEADQUARTERS! ๐ŸŒŸ

This week, we would like to discuss different ways students can use technology to practice their writing skills. One way to do this is through student blogs.

Blogs can be made quickly, easily, and for free, making it a valuable tool for teachers and students with access to the internet through computers or even mobile devices.

Have your students created their own blogs before? How could students practice their writing skills through blogs?

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Access generation XI in Nicaragua (220 students) started classes this week. The Acces group from Masaya created a video to say thank you to the Access alumni who sent them words of welcome on the beginning of their two-year journey in Access. Ps. This group's Access teacher is a former Access student.
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Hi! I am Mehrona Abdulloeva an English Access Microscholarship Program 2018-2020 in Tajikistan. Here is my video about my Access life.๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚