From August 4 – 6, the U.S. Embassy in Yaounde hosted a capacity building workshop for nineteen teachers and administrators involved in the implementation of the English Access Microscholarship Program in Cameroon. The purpose of the workshop was to enable participants from six partner educational service providers in Cameroon to revisit the goals of the Access program, acquaint themselves with new trends and techniques in English language teaching and learning, and also share experiences and best practices for implementing successful programs. Topics covered during this intensive, hands-on workshop included working with Access program stakeholders, Access budget planning and execution, Office of English Language Programs resources, contextualizing community service, enhancement activities, critical thinking and language acquisition, and integrating technology in the classroom.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the English Access Microscholarship Program is designed to provide a foundation of English language skills to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. There are currently four Access programs in Cameroon, in the cities of Maroua, Douala and Yaounde, with a total of 150 students enrolled.
For further information about the English Access program, please contact the U.S. Embassy.