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Melissa Mendelson Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious English Language Specialist Project


The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Melissa Mendelson of the University of Utah for an 11-week English Language Specialist project focusing on teacher training in L2 Methodology virtually for teachers in Türkiye. Mendelson is part of a select group, as her project is one of approximately 240 that the English Language Specialist Program supports each year.  

The English Language Specialist Program is the premier opportunity for leaders in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way that English is taught abroad. Through projects developed by U.S. Embassies in more than 80 countries, English Language Specialists work directly with local teacher trainers, educational leaders, and ministry of education officials to exchange knowledge, build capacity, and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities in the United States and overseas.

Melissa has been teaching and working in the English language teaching field for 20 years. Currently, she is an Associate Instructor in the Department of Linguistics and recently became the Director of Utah Global Instructor.



Melissa Mendelson

Melissa Mendelson




Last Updated: 1/27/23