U.S. Ambassador to Algeria Elizabeth Aubin attended the closing ceremony of the LINK Project’s third iteration, hosted by the implementing partner, language school Berlitz Algeria on Monday, June 26.
Some 450 Algerian government officials representing more than 20 ministries joined the program this year to build their English skills through the program’s communicative language courses. The LINK Project is one of the United States Embassy’s key initiatives to advance English language proficiency, in partnership with the Algerian government.
Addressing the participants, Ambassador Aubin stated, “The Embassy appreciates the partnership of our Algerian ministry colleagues who have made this program possible. We are honored to work together so that all Algerians can gain the English skills needed to advance their careers and fully represent Algeria on the international stage.”
The U.S. Embassy in Algiers supports a wide range of English language initiatives, including a five-year project between Columbia University Teachers College and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to advance the use of English as a medium of instruction at Algeria’s Universities. The United States also supports six American English professors working throughout Algeria, in Oran, Algiers, Constantine, and Laghouat, to prepare the next generation of Algerian English teachers. The embassy runs five American cultural and educational centers, in Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Bechar, and Ouargla, which are open for visitors as a venue to practice their English and learn other job skills for free.