COUNTRIES: Algeria
DURATION: 10/01/2021 - 09/30/2024
FUNDER: US Embassy Algiers
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, World Learning Algeria initiated the English as a Second Language (ESL) Network to support English language professionals across different sectors and levels, including private and public institutions, primary, middle, and secondary schools, and universities.

The Network has engaged hundreds of English teachers across Algeria through regional workshops and webinars. It also offers a virtual space for English teachers to connect with colleagues, access essential materials to improve their skills and stay informed about the latest methods, approaches, and technologies in English teaching.

Project Objectives:

  • Bring together a targeted executive committee of stakeholders to provide guidance and oversight for the network’s mission and vision.
  • Establish the network’s mission statement, guiding principles, and selection of inaugural year as well as ongoing years’ activities to guide the launch, ongoing management, and future sustainability.
  • Establish four main sub-committees of the network (Communication, Training Team, Resource
  • Center & Sustainability Squad), each with clear roles and responsibilities.
  • Create an online platform to engage professionals through opportunities and resources.
  • Connect Algerian ESL professionals to quality professional development opportunities at the local and international level.

Results to Date:

  • 13 webinars covering various themes, such as ICT and ESP
  • 4 regional workshops
  • 17 ESL volunteer members working on 4 subcommittees (Training, Resources, Communication, and Sustainability)
  • One online platform esldz.org and three social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • An international conference organized for over 500 participants, that took place in Oran – April 28-30, 2023