Regional English Language Office Mission
Based at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, the Regional English Language Office (RELO) supports the professional development of English language teachers. It also partners with English language teaching institutions from the public and private sectors in order both to improve the quality of English language teaching and to promote mutual understanding between the host countries and the United States of America. The region includes sixteen countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Togo.
The RELO office can be an important resource for English teachers. RELO can provide materials for English language teaching, teacher professional development, and training of trainers; facilitate workshops, seminars, and online courses to enhance and improve English language teaching; and bring visiting academic experts and consultants from the United States who can provide assistance with development of curricula, textbooks, tests, and EFL methodology and practices. RELO also oversees English Language Specialists, English Language Fellows, the English Access Microscholarship Program and other U.S. government English Language Programs. Visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs site for more information about these programs.
English teachers and students who wish to learn English can find resources on the American English site.
U.S. Embassy, Dakar, Senegal
Route des Almadies
B.P. 49 Dakar
A website for teachers and learners of English as a Foreign Language Abroad