ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of the United States (USA) brought together 500 English language professionals from across the country at a conference under the theme “Fostering Intercultural Competence (ICC) in the EFL Classroom” .
Aaron Tarver, Acting Public Affairs Officer at the Embassy in Islamabad, concluded the three-day conference. It was offered in hybrid mode with 60 alumni participating in person in Islamabad while others joined virtually.
The conference offered 25 interactive sessions, led by English language specialist from the United States, Dr. Lynn Zimmerman, and Pakistani experts in English language teaching, allowing participants to learn various necessary tools and techniques. to acquire intercultural knowledge, attitudes, skills and awareness of the English language.
Addressing the conference participants, Mr. Tarver acknowledged the work of the Pakistani English teaching community and acknowledged their enthusiasm, drive and perseverance towards their own professional growth, which motivated the United States to providing $24 million to fund English-language programs in the country.
“This event is another opportunity for the United States and Pakistan to celebrate 75 years of diplomatic relations, but more importantly to celebrate 75 years of friendship,” he said, adding that “we work closely together on many valuable projects across the spectrum – supporting Pakistan’s goals of being a more prosperous and healthier nation through trade and investment, support for entrepreneurship and long-standing public health support, including providing over 60 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and, of course, education. You and your students are the next exciting chapter in this relationship.”
Meanwhile, the War on Welfare (WoW) Health, with the power of over 350,000 American medical specialists, brought Second Opinion Service to Pakistan. Specialists from more than 70 specialties will provide expert advice on complex health issues like spinal deformities, Parkinson’s disease, strokes and cancers.
Patients must submit their medical reports to WoW Health, and their team takes care of the rest. A second opinion can generate a whole new treatment plan, or just peace of mind.
Dealing with health issues can be one of the toughest and most difficult situations to face, according to a statement. As soon as a patient is diagnosed with a medical condition and given treatment recommendations, important decisions must be made.
“The Second Opinion service through the website will provide access to top-notch medical specialists in the United States for rare and complex diseases,” said Founder and Managing Director of WoW Health Pakistan Sikandar Zaman.
Posted in Dawn, August 2, 2022