The Office of English Language Programs creates and implements English language programs in specific regions and countries of the world. All programs are administered through local American Embassies or Consulates. Programs are supported in part by Regional English Language Officers (RELOs) and Program Specialists. Together the Office of English Language Programs, Embassies, RELOs and Program Specialists plan, conduct, support, and promote English Language programs sponsored by American Embassies or Consulates or host country institutions such as Ministries of Education and universities. Activities include the development of English teaching curricula, textbooks, and teacher training workshops.
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Located in the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the English Language Office (ELO) of the Public Affairs section works with Turkish universities and with the Turkish Ministry of Education to help improve the teaching of English and to disseminate information on American culture and institutions. The office assists in the implementation of English Language Teaching (ELT) teacher development programs nationwide, and coordinates a sales and distribution program to make high-quality English language teaching materials and reference sources more accessible. The office works closely with the English teaching association INGED, with program directors, school administrators, and teachers from both the government and private sector to make the teaching of English more effective.