160 Afro-Brazilian and indigenous early-career professionals participate in the English language proficiency program – Access E2C

Brasilia, February 26, 2021: Starting on March 1, the English language proficiency program, Access E2C, promoted by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the +Unidos Group, will offer training of 210 hours of online classes for 160 early-career professionals, Afro-Brazilians and indigenous people from all Brazilian states, including the Federal District.

The Access E2C program will be offered throughout 2021 and will be conducted by professionals experienced in English language teaching. The Group of Access E2C teachers, belonging to Afro-Brazilian and indigenous communities throughout Brazil, receives constant training from the Office of English Language Teaching (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates.

Extracurricular activities, such as mentoring and discussions with professionals of the careers of interest to students, are a differential of the program. In addition, at the end of the course, each participant will be submitted to the TOEIC (English Test for International Communication), an exam that tests the level of language proficiency and with internationally recognized certification, both in the labor market and in universities.

With more than 1,800 entries for the 2021 program, the list of selected can be found at the link https://maisunidos.org/accesse2c/

The “English Access Microscholarship” program, or just Access, has been going worldwide since 2004 and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in more than 86 countries. In Brazil, more than 2,500 participants have benefited from the program since its inception in 2008.

About the Regional English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates:

The Regional Language Office (RELO) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates strengthens the U.S.-Brazil strategic partnership by training teachers and students in learning U.S. language and culture throughout Brazil. Located at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, RELO liaises with the Ministry of Education, State and Municipal Secretariats of public education, English teacher associations, public and private universities, and other partners in order to offer opportunities for professional and educational training, as well as exchange programs and materials for English teachers and students. For more information, visit: https://br.usembassy.gov/education-culture/english-teaching-learning/

About the +Unidos Group:

+Unidos, a non-profit association, is a collaborative social investment fund debuted by the U.S. Embassy through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Group, formed by large companies working in Brazil, has been working since 2008 in the training of young Brazilians through the development of initiatives aimed at education and technological training, proposing a new way of thinking about the efforts in social responsibility that are currently carried out in the country. For more information, please visit: http://www.maisunidos.org/

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