The International Narcotics and Law (INL) Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. With a special focus on training law enforcement officers, the INL Fellow Program places talented, highly qualified U.S. educators with Master’s degrees with a focus in TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics throughout the international community.
The INL Fellow Program aims to increase the level of English-language knowledge within law enforcement agencies worldwide. Fellows train local English language instructors in updated teaching methodology, particularly emphasizing the use of technology within language instruction. Equipped with improved English-language knowledge, agencies can cooperate more effectively with United States law enforcement organizations and adopt the best of international standards and practices.
Through U.S. embassy projects, Fellows share their expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn other cultures. Upon returning to the United States, they share their experiences and acquired knowledge with their communities and professional colleagues.
The INL Fellow Program is funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) within the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and is administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
INL Fellow in Astana, Kazakhstan
The INL Fellow is teaching English as a Foreign Language and English for Specific Purposes (Finance and Law) to six groups of students at the Financial Police Academy. The students level of English range from basic and pre-intermediate. The target audience consists of future specialists in Law and Law Enforcement. The INL Fellow position in the Financial Police Academy will help the US Embassy to promote its goal of bringing American English language, American culture and values to Kazakhstan. Moreover, it will further mutual understanding between the two countries.
Some of teaching staff at FPA. From left to right: Eigul (English teacher), Sharipa (Russian language teacher), George Mano, Guljan (head English teacher)
November 24 at the international conference at Eurasian National University. From left to right: two students, George Mano, Saltanat (head of English Department at ENU).
George Mano – INL English Language Fellow created a moot court competition between his students at the Financial Police Academy and the students at the Kazakh University of Law and Humanities. After two months of preparation, the event took place on May 12 at the Supreme Court Building. The US Ambassador and the directors of the two universities were on hand to kick things off.
INL Fellow in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
The general goal of the project is to create a sustainable law enforcement English language training program thus increasing the overall English language skills of officers of the MVD Police Academy and the other Tajik law enforcement/security services. Through the project, the Fellow will be assisted by the USG and locally contracted experts in the establishment of the Law Enforcement English Language Training Center at the MVD academy.
Sustained law enforcement English language instruction will further the US Embassy goals of training and of supporting Tajikistan’s capacity to defend its borders and fight organized crime and terrorism. Additionally, English language skills will allow Tajikistan’s law enforcement organizations access to international partners as they move beyond simple arrests and seizures to active pursuit of trans-border criminal networks.