This page provides links to English teaching and learning resources. U.S. Embassy Algiers is proud to support Algerian efforts to improve English education.
Our American Spaces in Algiers, Bechar, Constantine, Oran, and Ouargla offer regular activities in English such as lectures, English classes, and discussions.
The libraries at our American Spaces contain reference books, dictionaries, English teaching books, popular magazines, literature and non-fiction, as well as American movies, documentaries about the United States, free internet, and special lecture programs.
While we do have American Spaces in Algiers, Bechar, Constantine, Oran, and Ouargla, we unfortunately do not have them in every wilaya in Algeria. If you want to have a similar experience, we recommend you use these materials to create your own English Club in your hometown with other English learners and teachers.
Voice of America Learning English
Voice of America’s YouTube page has English-language videos that are suitable for beginning and intermediate-level learners.
The Embassy’s NeSpeakiw show on our YouTube channel features discussions about different ways to learn or teach English, and is generally suitable for high-intermediate to advanced learners.
These videos are partly educational, partly entertainment, and partly just making fun of Salman. We focus on English advice that is particularly useful for Algerian learners.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
The State Department sponsors a number of free online courses called MOOCs in subjects such as entrepreneurship and media literacy. If you complete a MOOC with a 70% passing rate or higher, you are eligible to receive a digital badge and e-certificate from the U.S. Department of State.
Ted Ed are educational TEDx-style talks on a wide range of subjects, and the videos often include a transcript. Good for intermediate to advanced students.
This is a standardized online English exam which allows you to take an English test according to the European Council standards. You can also receive an online certificate showing your English level which you attach to your LinkedIn profile. Best of all, it’s completely free!
The English Teaching Forum is a quarterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign or second language. Over 65,000 copies of the magazine are distributed in more than 100 countries. This site contains articles from issues of the Forum dating back to 1993. To find a particular article or issue, click on the year it appeared.
The State Department’s Regional English Language Office for North Africa is active on Facebook, and usually has live discussions with English teachers from North Africa and the United States twice a week.