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Providence student selected for prestigious English Language Specialist Assignment by US Department of State

Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Providence student Dr. Ayanna Cooper (currently in the MA TTESOL program) was recently chosen by the US Department of State for a special 4-week project in Kuwait. The English Language Specialist Program enables EL Specialists to work with local trainers and government leaders to bring about positive and sustainable changes in how English is taught abroad.

Dr. Cooper’s work in Kuwait will be mostly with educators of Grade 10-12 curriculum, enabling professional learning opportunities for them.

The English Language Specialist Program provides valuable knowledge sharing and relationship building for those involved in English instruction overseas, and touches those sent to serve as well. “The work here is surreal,” says Dr. Cooper. “I needed this both personally and professionally!”

Dr. Cooper waited ten years to pursue her MA TTESOL (Teaching Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), since she had hoped to complete the degree via distance education. In 2017 she enrolled at Providence University College to begin the program.

To find out more about Dr. Cooper’s professional work and the English Language Specialist Program, click here to read the official Press Release from the US Department of State.

Photo: The Curriculum Department and English Language Supervisors with whom Dr. Cooper is working with in Kuwait

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