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.