American Councils for International Education is excited to announce that the English Speaking Nation (ESN) Core Trainer application is now open! The application will be open from August 25th – October 15th and applicants will be considered for the second cohort of the program.

The English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training program is funded by Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan and implemented by American Councils in close cooperation with the Ministry of Public Education. The program offers English language teachers and trainers the opportunity to enhance their pedagogical skills and professional disciplinary expertise while participating in a rigorous training program delivered by TESOL International and George Mason University. Upon finishing the full training course, successful candidates will earn a TESOL Core Certificate and will be inducted into Uzbekistan’s Core Teacher Trainers Corps.

Application deadline: October 15, 2020 – no later than 17:00 (Tashkent time)

For more information about the eligibility criteria please see the Program Overview ( and to apply for the program visit the program website at