The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe requests project proposals for the 2020-2021 English for Journalists

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe announces a call for proposals for the 2020-2021 English for Journalists Program with the possibility of extending for another year. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for journalists to gain English language skills in order to access English language sources, write English articles, and conduct interviews and reports in English. During the course, journalists will also become acquainted with international standards of journalism ethics.

The program should consist of English language courses (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels) at least 20 hours per month, with a total of 200 hours of English language instruction over one year. The projects can be implemented in Dushanbe, Khujand or Bokhtar. The project in Dushanbe should be for 120 journalists, 30 in Khujand, and 30 in Bokhtar.  Projects that involve higher numbers of journalists with lower costs are encouraged.  To be eligible for consideration, the organization must be currently engaged in an English language teaching program and should have highly qualified English language instructors both at the elementary and advanced levels.  Both governmental and non-governmental organizations are eligible to apply for this program and should have a teaching license.

Proposals should include both a narrative project description and a detailed budget. The budget (in Microsoft Excel format) should have detailed descriptions and breakdowns of costs for the one-year program including instruction, books/materials, students’ transportation and snacks, project administration, etc.

Proposals must be written in English and submitted electronically no later than July 31, 2020 to:

Tahmina Niyazova
U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section
109 A Ismoili Somoni Avenue
Dushanbe, Tajikistan