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Regional English Language Office

Contact Information

Szabadság tér 12, H-1054 Budapest
Fax: (36-1) 475-4465

George M. Chinnery, Regional English Language Officer
Phone: (36-1) 475-4382

Gergo Santha, Regional English Language Office Assistant
Phone: (36-1) 475-4197


The Regional English Language Office (RELO) supports the mission of the Public Affairs section of the United States Embassy to focus on building mutual understanding between people through its informational, educational and cultural programs. The Regional English Language Office tries to ensure that there is an English competent cadre of professionals and government officials who can participate directly in dialogues with their U.S. counterparts, participate in U.S. Government exchange programs, and work with U.S. companies and organizations that would like to do business with the host country. The RELO assists the English teaching community in the host country to develop the language competency of the professionals and the successor generation.

Key Activities

  • Working with host country universities with faculties and departments engaged in pre-service teacher education, American literature, Study of the U.S., applied linguistics, linguistics, and other related fields.
  • Working with National Teachers of English Associations (e.g. affiliates of IATEFL and TESOL) in such areas as teacher professional development through national, regional, and local workshops, seminars, and conferences; program assessment; and materials and information dissemination (e.g. via the RELO Facebook page and the RELO web page)
  • Working with host country Ministries of Education assisting with such activities as in-service training, curriculum development, assessment issues and development, language policy issues, and trainer training, as well as classroom observation and assessment.

To learn more about the RELO’s work, follow these links:

English Language Programs

English Language Teaching Materials

Other Exchange Programs for English Language Teachers 

RELO Grants

On a cost-sharing basis, the RELO funds various programs and projects.

2014-2015 ELT-Related Conferences in Our Region

For more information or to make a request, please call (+36-1) 475-4565 or email