• Poems About Nature
    Student Poetry

    Read poems that students from around the world wrote about nature. Download these student poems!

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    Looking for more opportunities to learn or teach English? Looking to meet other English language learners or teachers from around the world? If so, then become a fan of the American English at State Facebook page!

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    This series of webinars is a professional development program for English teachers. Course 14 of the Shaping the Way We Teach English webinar series has begun. Check out the past webinars or view the next webinar via YouTube.

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    Through the Office of English Language Programs and the English Access Microscholarship Program, students from all over the world participated in National Poetry Month last April by writing poems. We received hundreds of poems and want to share them with you!


Ready. Set. Smile! October 3rd is World Smile Day®. Each year, on the first Friday of October, World Smile Day® celebrates smiles and kind acts around the world.

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Classroom Activities

Classroom activity and lesson plan for International Day of Democracy. Students can practice English skills while learning more about this cultural activity.

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What Makes You Smile?

Share a picture of yourself smiling and explain what made you smile.