ISLAMABAD: The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan’s Regional English Language Office held an event on July 15 for 26 English-language teachers returning to Pakistan after completing the six-week Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program in the United States.
The TEA Program provides secondary-school teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject area, enhance their teaching skills and engage with American teachers and students.
American Embassy Regional English Language Officer Maria Snarski welcomed the alumni back to Pakistan. “Your new insights of educational practices and your time in the United States should be shared far and wide,” Snarski said. “Your stories will help illustrate the value of these types of exchanges and encourage others to apply for similar opportunities.”
Raj, an alumnus from KP, was enthusiastic about his experience in the U.S. “The TEA program changed my beliefs about what’s possible in the classroom,” he said.
A second group of TEA Program participants have left for the U.S. on July 16. —PR