Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in American Culture and the American English community. Participate in an event, plan a classroom activity around an American holiday, or just explore celebratory days in the U.S. throughout the year.

Upcoming Events and Days of Note


25 Apr

Mission Mars Virtual Field Trip, 2:00-3:00p.m. EDT

April 25, 2014

Watch the Mission Mars Virtual Field Trip live! Participate and ask questions on Twitter during the event using the hashtag #MarsFieldTrip.

The U.S. Department of State's Collaboratory, NASA's Digital Learning Network, and Google’s Connected Classrooms invite educators and students to their Mission Mars Virtual Field Trip. Watch the virtual field trip live on April 25! Participate and ask questions on Twitter during the event using the hashtag #MarsFieldTrip.

 The online event will take place on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 2:00-3:00p.m. EDT, in conjunction with the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.  This virtual event will feature a special lesson about Mars rovers, along with Google Hangout interactions among NASA experts and students worldwide.  Learn more.

Prior to the festival, middle school students from schools in Argentina, Nicaragua, as well as those in New Jersey, Texas, and Washington, D.C., will learn how to identify potential life on Mars, and debate where their class might land a Mars Rover. Many of the Nicaraguan students are participating in the English Access Microscholarship Program.

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27 Apr

Mountain Plains Adult Education Association 2014 Conference

April 27, 2014 to April 30, 2014

Mountain Plains Adult Education Association 2014 Conference, "Transforming Adult Education...Exceeding the Limits,"
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

30 Apr

14th BRAZ-TESOL International Conference

April 30, 2014 to May 2, 2014

14th BRAZ-TESOL International Conference, "Emerging Identities in ELT," Brazil.

24 May

2nd International ELT Conference

May 24, 2014 to May 25, 2014

RELO US Embassy New Delhi is partnering with Amity University in organizing the 2nd International English Language Teaching conference to explore the role of English Language Teaching (ELT) in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Location: Lucknow Campus, India.

The conference will explore the role of language in achievement of ESD, specifically in:

  • Reducing inequalities
  • Fighting against marginalization
  • Developing 21st century skills of critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaborative decision making amongst its learners

The organizers solicit research papers and ESD skill building workshop session plans from academicians, research scholars, and ELT professionals.

 For further details contact


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