Published: Saturday January 19, 2013 MYT 2:59:00 PM
Updated: Saturday January 19, 2013 MYT 3:00:12 PM
US to increase number of English Teaching Assistants sent to Malaysia yearly
KUALA LUMPUR: The United States government will increase the number of English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) every year to promote people-to-people ties between Malaysia and the US, said US Ambassador to Malaysia Datuk Paul W. Jones.
He said relations between people was a good foundation for relations between countries.
"Besides helping teach English, the ETAs - who are mostly America's fresh graduates aged between 22 to 25 - also dress the Malaysian way and eat local food.
"With social media they also continue to interact with their Malaysian friends after their postings," Jones told a press conference after a dinner to welcome 75 American Fullbright ETAs at his residence here Friday night.