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    Activity and Lesson Plan

    Learn more about International Day of Democracy and download lesson plans for the classroom.

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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!
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    Principles of Written English

    Are you or someone you know an English language learner looking to become better at academic writing? If so, the MOOC “Principles of Written English” is a great place to start. This 5-week online course begins September 17th and is open to anyone interested in participating. For more information, visit the course website.

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    Don’t have a smart phone? Don’t worry! The American English mobile app enables feature phones to function like smart phones. Download the AE app and have on-the-go access to English language learning and teaching books, games, music, news, and more.


September 15th is International Day of Democracy. Democracy grows strong when people make their voices heard through not only voting but taking part in public debate on issues vital to the country.

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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 does democracy mean to you?

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