English Language Office

The English Language Office (ELO) opened in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in 1993. Part of the Public Affairs Section, it cooperates with teachers’ associations, universities, schools, and English language teaching (ELT) professionals on a variety of educational and cultural exchange programs and projects in order to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the Russian Federation and the United States.

The office in Moscow is one of 25 such offices around the world. Its work is coordinated by the Office of English Language Programs in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in Washington, D.C.