Molly Crawford (M.A.T. ’12) will teach English in Brazil under a U.S. State Department fellowship.
Crawford, who is in her eighth year as an English as Second Language teacher in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, was one of only 200 U.S. citizens selected for the 2019-2020 English Language Fellow Program.
Crawford will work for ten months training teachers of English, collaborating with Brazilian educators to organize workshops and conferences, provide professional development for teachers, and guide curriculum development.
The State Department describes the English Language Fellow Program as providing experienced teachers of English to speakers of other languages to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way that English is taught abroad. Fellows work with local teachers, students, and educational professionals to improve the quality of English language instruction offered at universities and other academic institutions.
Since 1969, the program has sent thousands of scholars and educators abroad to promote English language learning, enhance English teaching capacity and foster mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries.