January 18, 2020
U.S. Mission Pakistan
Contact: U.S. Consulate Karachi Public Affairs Section (021-3527500)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
U.S. and Pakistan Give the English Classroom a 21st Century Update
Karachi – January 18, 2020: The U.S. Consulate in Karachi welcomed English language professionals and university students to the English Language Expo 2020, focusing on “Digital Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning” held at Greenwich University. The event promotes 21st Century educational tools and techniques, emphasizes the importance of digitalization in teaching, and provides networking opportunities for English language teachers.
U.S. Embassy Regional English Language Officer Jerrold Frank opened the event, saying “U.S. English Language Programs are so much more than simply helping Pakistanis improve their English language skills. Our programs build capacity, create opportunity, and connect Pakistanis to a wider global community. We see evidence of the impact of our programs here at the English Language Expo 2020: dedicated professionals demonstrating not only what they have learned, but also sharing how this knowledge can be applied practically with their peers in the Pakistani English language teaching community. It’s inspiring!”
Participants were able to experience over 30 workshops, presentations, and panel discussions by experienced alumni of U.S. English teaching programs from across Pakistan. Subjects included the impact of Facebook on writing skills and teaching in multilingual contexts. American officials from the U.S. Consulate Karachi also lead sessions on a variety of subjects from presentation skills to the effect of technology on how students learn.
U.S. Mission to Pakistan English language programs reach thousands of Pakistani students and teachers each year and offer opportunities for economic advancement and empowerment.
For more information about the U.S. Government’s support of English education in Pakistan, please visit: https://pk.usembassy.gov/education-culture/study-usa/relopakistan/.