The View from Immersion

Guest article by Alena JaAgnes Scott College As I looked at my students bobbing on tip toes in the impossibly clear Sabah ocean, I could see their hesitation. I had cheered them on as they ran down the beach after their scuba instructors, for many their first time seeing the ocean, watched as their enthusiasm … Continue reading The View from Immersion

Reflections on Differences and Cross-Cultural Exchange

Guest article from Rose Tran University of Central Florida Based on her farewell speech given at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in KL, 30/10/2015 Rose painting a mural with her students This year, there were 100 ETAs who came from the United States to Malaysia. As a group, we represent nearly the entirety of the U.S. … Continue reading Reflections on Differences and Cross-Cultural Exchange

Second Language Social Enterprise

What do you get when you combine social entrepreneurism, teenagers and summer camp? The answer is the Click! 3.0 Social Innovation Camp. In mid-March, English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) from across the state of Perak each took three students from their schools to compete with approximately 80 other students in Ipoh, the capital of Perak. The … Continue reading Second Language Social Enterprise

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

The Ambassador joins the ETAs for their Mid-Year Assessment in KL

School holidays are upon us! ETAs are bound for incredible destinations around the region from Laos and Vietnam to Sri Lanka and India. This mid-term break also means that the ETAs have reached the halfway mark in their grant year. To mark this occasion, last weekend they all returned to Kuala Lumpur for a Mid-Year … Continue reading The Ambassador joins the ETAs for their Mid-Year Assessment in KL

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