Regional English Language Office (RELO)

The U.S. Mission to India established the Regional English Language Office (RELO) in 2005 as part of the Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy.  RELO New Delhi’s mission is to support the effective teaching and learning of English in Afghanistan, Bhutan, and India, while enhancing mutual understanding between the United States. and these nations.

RELO New Delhi collaborates with state governments, Directorates of Education, colleges, and universities in supporting teacher education, teacher training, and teacher professional development, as well as curriculum and language teaching materials development, and other English language teaching projects.  RELO New Delhi is committed to supporting effective pre- and in-service training opportunities for English language teachers throughout the region.

RELO New Delhi is also committed to supporting the teaching and learning of English communication skills in a wide variety of specialized fields such as Communication Skills for Disaster Management Professionals, Interviewing Skills for Journalists, Presentation Skills for Public Policymakers, Communication Skills for Gender-sensitive Policing, Presentation Skills for Advocacy, Negotiation Skills for Entrepreneurship, Writing for Academic Publication, English for Health Care Professionals, and more.

The Department of State supports English language training because it strengthens connections between the United States and India, expands access to local and global employment, particularly for youth, and enables access to academic and professional exchange opportunities in the United States.

RELO Office, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, India

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Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Courses

OPEN Courses are 8-10-week graduate-level, professional development courses for teachers of English as a second language.  Courses are run by U.S. universities and provide online instruction on current English language teaching methodologies. The Regional English Language Office provide a limited number of scholarships each year for these courses.  For course details, please visit this webpage   If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for an OPEN course, please follow our Facebook page, where these opportunities are announced.

Office of English Language Program Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

The State Department’s Office of English Language Programs in Washington, D.C. offers MOOCs on a variety of topics such as English for Media Literacy, English for STEM fields, and English or Business and Entrepreneurship to English for Journalism and English for Career Develop.  These graduate level courses typically last six weeks.  On completion, participants receive a certificate.  For more information, visit

  1. American English Website

The American English website provides free, downloadable resources for teaching and learning American English and culture at:

  1. English Teaching Forum

English Teaching Forum is a quarterly journal with articles on English language teaching trends, teaching techniques, and classroom activities for teachers at:

  1. American English Facebook

Join our communities of English language learners and teachers from around the world and stay up to date on our programs, events, and content at:

  1. RELO India Facebook

RELO New Delhi also has a Facebook page with information about scholarships, resources, and other useful information:

  1. American English YouTube Channel

The American English YouTube Channel provides a very large selection of videos with useful content for both educators and language learners:

  1. American English for Educators

The American English for Educators Facebook group is for English language educators to share resources and participate in monthly Teachers’ Corner discussions at

  1. American English Webinars

Each year, American English offers three series of six Facebook Live professional development webinars, as well as other events for English language educators at: and

  1. Voice of America Teacher Training Videos

The Let’s Teach English video series offers a short training course for English language educators:  Additional course resources are available here:

  1. English Access Microscholarship Program

The English Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year, after-school, intensive English language program for economically disadvantaged 13-25 year-old students. In addition to English language instruction, the program promotes 21st century skills development, community service, and understanding of U.S. culture.

Voice of America

Voice of America has a very large selection of resources for learning English, including courses for beginner to advanced, and easy-to-understand articles on news and current events.


Other Resources:

The Online Writing Lab

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides online reference materials and services for academic, professional, and creative writing.

Teaching the Four Skills

Resources for teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

RELO India distributes the quarterly English Teaching Forum journal to educational organizations and institutions. FORUM contains practice articles for in-service English language teachers written by teachers around the world. FORUM is also available online for download here:

Other tiles available in hard copy through RELO India and distributed as part of workshops and trainings are also available online here: