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U.S. Department of State
English Language Programs
Contact: ECA-Press@state.gov; Outreach@elprograms.org / 202-687-6044
Dr. Juli Sarris Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious English Language Teaching Fellowship in Armenia
The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Dr. Juli Sarris of Boulder, Colorado, for a 10-month fellowship project teaching courses in applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, and research methods/writing to English faculty and students at Brusov State University in Yerevan, Armenia. Dr. Sarris is one of only 200 U.S. citizens selected for the 2022-2023 English Language Fellow Program.
Dr. Sarris is a former Fulbright US Scholar to the University of Pristina, Kosovo, and has also conducted teacher training courses in Uzbekistan and Cyprus. She is affiliate faculty in the School of Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a PhD in Education and an MA in Linguistics/TESOL, both from CU-Boulder, as well as an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill and a BA from the University of Virginia.
The English Language Fellow Program is the premier opportunity for experienced teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way that English is taught abroad, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) with funding provided by the U.S. government. Through projects developed by U.S. Embassies in more than 80 countries, Fellows work directly with local teachers, students, and educational professionals to improve the quality of English language instruction offered at prestigious universities and other academic institutions.
Since 1969, the English Language Fellow Program has sent thousands of TESOL scholars and educators abroad to promote English language learning, enhance English teaching capacity, and foster mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries through cultural exchange. On assignment, Fellows teach English, conduct teacher training, develop resources, and organize events and conferences. These projects are challenging and the teachers selected represent the best of the U.S. TESOL community. In return, the program provides professional development opportunities to help participants experience different cultures and build skills that can greatly enhance their TESOL careers back home.
English Language Fellows are counted among the more than 50,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. The Fellow Program is administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development at Georgetown University.