|Project Title||Teach English via Twitter in Ecuador|
|Project Summary||Two virtual intern will work directly with the Consul General (CG) on preparing materials for social media. The CG's twitter account is focused on English as a Second Language for Ecuadorians.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||3|
The twitter account @CGEEUPatricia contains two main kinds of tweets:
1) idiomatic English explained in Spanish, with graphics and illustrations
2) occasional three-day "trivia" campaigns promoting tourism, education and business for a particular U.S. state. with ESL prizes.
This will be the third year of this account and it currently has a following of over 3,400.
|English language teaching|
Education and especially English education is one of the US Government's top priorities in Ecuador and one on which we cooperate well with the Government of Ecuador. New regulations expanding the teaching of English down to second grade of elementary school will require 7,000 new English teachers over the next two years.