The United States Embassy in Argentina welcomes its newest English Language Fellow, Mr. Kennis Look, to Argentina. Mr. Look will be hosted for ten months by AMICANA, the binational center in Mendoza. The English Language Fellow program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, and designed to provide consultation, training and assistance to the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching community in Argentina.
On March 26, as a part of his introduction to Argentina, Mr. Look was welcomed by Embassy officials, PAS staff and visited the Embassy. On March 27, he visited ICANA BNC Buenos Aires, where he met a group of EFL contacts and alumni of Embassy-funded EFL exchanges programs including representatives from ICANA, the Fulbright Commission, the Instituto Superior en Lenguas Vivas, SHARE Education and the EFL professional association, ARTESOL. The group of invitees provided insight into the EFL environment in Argentina, and highlighted the importance of mutual cooperation between U.S. and Argentine professionals in English language teaching. Mr. Look also visited two classes from the English Access microscholarship program, where he shared his perspective on U.S. culture.
Mr. Look earned his B.A. in Creative Writing from Kansas State University, and his M.A. in TESOL from the School of International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has taught English to children of the Navajo and Hopi Nations in Arizona and has extensive experience in teaching English at the elementary school level in North Carolina.