US Embassy to Help Strengthen English Programs in Costa Rican Public Schools

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The U.S. Embassy signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Public Education (MEP), committing to work together for four more years in order to strengthen the teaching of English language in public schools in Costa Rica.

The memorandum of understanding includes support for English language development for students, professors and MEP staff with English specialists; development of pedagogical materials and resources for English teaching and learning; fostering English teaching through cultural events at public schools and high schools, and the promotion of exchange programs.

The signing of this document also represents the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to the TeachHer initiative, which aims to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

“This is just the second year in which the new English program is in place, and the results are outstanding. The emphasis in conversational English and the active use of the language allows students to improve their ability in the language and help them be better prepared to be part of the work force of the XXI century”, commented Sharon Day US Ambassador to Costa Rica.

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