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Regional English Language Programs

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) of the Public Affairs Section:

Works with officials, administrators and teachers from both the government and private sector, as well as English teaching associations, to make the teaching of English more effective and to disseminate information on American culture and institutions;

Administers a range of American and Turkish exchange programs for teachers and learners of English;

Assists in the organization and implementation of professional development programs for English language teachers, including conferences, seminars and workshops;

Advises on questions pertaining to English Language Teaching (ELT), conducts needs assessments, and offers guidance on all aspects of an academic program;

Coordinates a distribution program to make high-quality ELT materials and reference sources more accessible.

To learn more about the ELO’s work, follow these links:

For more information or to make a request, please call (312) 457-7347 or email

American English

  • American English app

Trace Effects

  • Trace Effects is a collaborative English language video game experience that helps students ages learn English and explore American culture through puzzles, games, and adventures in an interactive world.

Contact Information

  • Regional English Language Office
    American Embassy
    Public Affairs Section
    Atatürk Bulvarı 110
    Kavaklıdere 06100
    Ankara - Turkey

    Tel: (312) 457 7347
    Fax: (312) 457 7322



  • Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

    A program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX. The U.S. Department of State and IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board) announce an open competition for a program that will bring outstanding current secondary school, full-time English teachers with five or more years of classroom experience in English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to the U.S. for a professional development opportunity. Application Deadline: May 2, 2016