A Message From Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Press StatementHillary Rodham ClintonSecretary of StateAugust 29, 2012 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the Malaysian people as you celebrate your fifty-fifth Independence Day this August 31.The United States and Malaysia share strong bonds of family and friends. This year, our two … Continue reading A Message From Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Nasi Goreng U.S.A.: a Mini-Documentary

Fulbright ETAs Hannah Carr and Davina Chen were featured in a Malaysian TV documentary on TV3 on July 7, 2012. (The popular stall food nasi goreng U.S.A. actually has nothing to do with America, rather it refers to the dish's ingredients of udang, sotong, and ayam - shrimp, squid, and chicken - but we won't … Continue reading Nasi Goreng U.S.A.: a Mini-Documentary

ETAs in the News: English is Finally Fun

Reposted from The Star, see the original online at: http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2012/7/16/southneast/11667096&sec=southneastBy MOHD FARHAAN SHAHPhotos by ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONGKULAIJAYA: Learning English is never fun said Mohd Khairi Azreen, a Form Four pupil of SMK Senai.With this thought firmly planted in his mind, the teenager had to force himself to learn the subject for the sake of learning.But his … Continue reading ETAs in the News: English is Finally Fun

BFM Radio Evening Edition: English Teaching Assistants

Malaysian Radio station BFM 89.9 featured Anita Ghildyal, Cultural Affairs Officer from the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, and Olivia Werby, Assistant Coordinator for the Fulbright ETA program and former ETA in Terengganu, in a half-hour radio segment on the ETA program in Malaysia.http://podcast.bfm.my/podcast/e?file=assets/files/daily_show/2012-03-16Englishteachingassistants.mp3&t=English%20Teaching%20Assistants  If you have trouble streaming the file, the podcast is available for … Continue reading BFM Radio Evening Edition: English Teaching Assistants

ETAs in the News!

Being an American ETA in rural Malaysia means you are the focus of a lot of attention, ETAs sometimes say they feel like celebrities here. Of course, that feeling grows stronger when your taxi driver knows your name because he recognizes your face from the front-page of the newspaper! (True story!) The New Straits Times … Continue reading ETAs in the News!