Washington, D.C. — English teachers in Ukraine will now have access to a treasure trove of material through a new agreement the Voice of America signed with GoGlobal, an NGO working on educational projects in Ukraine. The two organizations will bring to Ukrainian schools and learning centers VOA Learning English’s decades-long expertise in teaching foreign audiences the English language.
Under the terms of this agreement, VOA will create a training program for English teachers in Ukraine using VOA Learning English materials. VOA will also work with GoGlobal on additional training and programs featuring VOA Learning English content and provide guidance on its use.
For its part, GoGlobal will assist in the distribution of VOA Learning English content to Ukrainian schools and educational institutions. The NGO will also work with the VOA Learning English team in the preparation of training courses and webinars for English teachers in Ukraine interested in using VOA Learning English content.
“We’re very excited about this new collaboration,” said Acting VOA Director Yolanda Lόpez. “Our partnership with GoGlobal will not only expand VOA’s audience but also provide Ukrainians with free access to VOA’s excellent English language training materials from our dedicated and experienced Learning English team.”
VOA Learning English endeavors to engage English learners around the world through lessons and content that speak to the interest of individuals. The service uses clear and simple vocabulary to teach American English on radio, television, Internet, and mobile. It reaches learners at their level of proficiency – from beginners to intermediate and advanced students. Through partnerships with organizations around the world, radio and television affiliates, as well as multilingual content, Learning English provides audiences with content and curricula to teach American English in targeted countries and regions.
Voice of America reaches a global weekly audience of more than 326 million people in 48 languages. VOA programs are delivered on satellite, cable, shortwave, FM, medium wave, streaming audio and video and more than 2,350 media outlets worldwide. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through USAGM.
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