Teach English via Twitter in Ecuador


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.
Country Ecuador
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post GUAYAQUIL
Section EXEC
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

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.

Desired Skills Interests
Skill
English language teaching
Additional Information

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.