AE TOT Workshop for English Teachers in Mahajanga

MAHAJANGA– The American people are unleashing the Malagasy ability to engage globally by providing English teaching skills to more than 140 instructors throughout the region. The US government, in collaboration with a non-profit associationLanja Omena Vokatra hAharitra(LOVA), today launched a four-day American English Train-the-Trainer (AE TOT) workshop for 20 educators in Mahajanga. U.S. Ambassador Claire Pierangelo welcomed these educators who will multiply their impact by leading teacher training workshops in area school districts.

Participants will learn to useamerican englishteaching and learning materials developed by the U.S. government and available atamericanenglish.state.gov. The American English website offers a wide range of free teaching resources – including lesson plans, audiobooks, video content, online lessons and printable games and activities – designed to enrich teaching English and promote student engagement and learning. This vast resource is carefully curated by English language teaching experts for use in classrooms around the world. AE TOT Workshops offers in-person and virtual workshops by U.S. and Malagasy experts in English language education, including two U.S. educators currently working in U.S. Embassy exchange programs.

Learning English can open up a wide range of local and global opportunities for Malagasy students and professionals who want to further their education and advance their careers in Madagascar and beyond.

Since 2017, the U.S. government has worked as an “mpirahalahy mianala” with the government of Madagascar and Malagasy educators to improve the teaching and learning of English in Madagascar. Collaboration with the Ministry of National Education has produced innovations in the national high school English curriculum and professional training for more than 2,700 English-language educators nationwide.