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Regional English Language Office (RELO)
Teachers in Shymkent actively participate in a RELO-sponsored seminar (U.S. Embassy, Astana photo)

Teachers in Shymkent actively participate in a RELO-sponsored seminar

The Regional English Language Office, part of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America in Astana, conducts public diplomacy outreach through English language teaching and training in the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan.

The Regional English Language Office cooperates with Ministries of Education, teachers’ associations, universities, schools and English language teaching (ELT) professionals on a variety of educational and cultural exchange programs and projects in order to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of Central Asia and the United States.


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