Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) alumna Annebelle Royer MATESOL '16 has been selected by U.S. Department of State for the prestigious English Language Teaching Fellowship and will train teachers and teach English at The University of Montenegro.
As a Fellow at the University of Montenegro, Royer will assist with the creation of new summer courses for international students by providing training in the creation of curricula using English as a Medium of Instruction. Additionally, she will be working as a professor of educational methodology with the Department of Philology and as a trainer for various State Department sponsored programs including Fulbright ETAs and Microscholarship Access teachers. She is a specialist in the field of English language with a Master's in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Royer's prior work has focused on curriculum design, Content-Based Instruction, literacy, and teacher training. From 2013-2015, Annabelle served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan. She has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Secondary Education from Marymount Manhattan College and has worked with grades K-12 students and teachers. More recently, she's focused on adult education, specifically with Catholic Charities’ El Centro Del Cardenal in Boston, where she taught immigrants and refugees while leading the curriculum design of their new academic and college preparation program.
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. 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.
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