Regional English Language Office

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) supports the mission of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America by strengthening the U.S. – Indonesia Strategic Partnership by building capacity through English teaching and learning in Indonesia.  English language competence brings greater opportunities in business, education, and communication, and closer ties with the United States, especially through Department of State scholarship programs such as Fulbright scholarships.

Contact Us

Regional English Language Office
Public Affairs – U.S. Embassy Jakarta
Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 3 – 5
Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Telephone: +62-21-5083-1000

  • Rick Rosenberg, Regional English Language Officer
  • Dian Safitri, RELO Assistant
  • Ayunda V. Siagian, RELO Assistant
  • Catur Wahyudi, RELO Assistant

The English Language (EL) Fellow Program in Indonesia promotes English language learning and enhances English teaching capacity in turn creating greater understanding between the peoples of the United States and Indonesia.

The EL Fellow Program places talented, highly qualified U.S. educators with Master’s degrees in TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics at universities, education NGOs and other centers of education in Indonesia. 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 English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) provides a foundation of English language skills to talented non-elite 14–18 year-olds through after-school classes and intensive summer sessions. Access students gain an appreciation for American culture and democratic values, increase their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of Indonesia, and gain the ability to participate in future U.S. exchange and study programs.

In 2017, Indonesia has more than 550 students studying at ten Access sites. Since its inception in 2004, approximately 115,000 in more than 85 countries have participated in the Access Program.

The Department of State’s English Language Specialist Program recruits U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to conduct programs in Indonesia ranging from two weeks to four months.

The English Language Specialists assist the U.S. Embassy in delivering and maintaining quality English Language programs in Indonesia and to promote mutual understanding. The U.S. Embassy, in consultation with Indonesian education contacts, defines the English Language Specialist assignments, which may include teacher training, curriculum and textbook development or host institution program evaluation. In some cases, digital video conferences or webinars are used to deliver trainings or consultations.

If you have an English Language Specialist proposal, please contact the Regional English Language Office.

The Online Professional English Network (OPEN) program offers virtual learning opportunities to foreign English language educators, professionals and learners worldwide. OPEN promotes mutual exchange of culture and provides free access to teaching and learning materials which can be reused, adapted and shared with others. OPEN professional development opportunities are developed by U.S. academic institutions and experts in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Since 1962 English Teaching Forum has been a useful, friendly magazine for English Teachers. Currently, more than 80,000 print editions of English Teaching Forum are distributed to subscribers in more than 125 countries around the world. The English Teaching Forum mission is to contribute to the professional development of its readers around the world by offering articles that reflect current theory and practice in English language teaching.

English Teaching Forum accepts submissions of on a wide variety of topics in second/foreign language education. Most of the articles published in English Teaching Forum are submitted by its readers.