As of October 22, 2017, the the Beginner English Language Learning (BELL+) program has been officially launched at all eight eight American Corners across Serbia. This semester alone, BELL+ will provide free-of-charge beginner English language instruction to adults from Serbia with the aim of increasing participant employability. Over the course of the academic year, additional courses, including TOEFL strategy orientations, will also be introduced.
October 21-22, the BELL+ teachers, who include alumni of the FLEX and UGRAD programs, participated in an intensive training and orientation. Inspiration for effective communicative instruction and strategies for supporting adult learners were shared by Regional English Language Officer Jen MacArthur and Serbia-based Fulbright English Language Fellow Jean Linehan. With extensive experience of their own, BELL+ teachers also benefited from sharing best practices and teaching resources.