PEP: Speaking and Reading English for Success
High-level competency in English substantially enhances employment opportunities in a number of professions in Guatemala. The U.S. Embassy in Guatemala has permitted the BFB Foundation to use a proven English language curriculum model as the basis for a new English immersion program we are offering to our partner schools.
Through the 3 year Prosperity English Program (PEP) girls have weekly classes of English immersion with a Guatemalan English-speaking instructor who graduated from the program and has been trained to teach others. Upon completion, a student should be able to speak and read English fluently.
PEP is currently provided as a pilot to 30 middle school girls, with the consent and technical guidance of the Embassy.
We are learning English in an easier and faster way. It will help us to study tourism in the future because knowing English will help us a lot. It is a great program because we help each other in the class which is important.