Source: Regional English Language Office

RELO Brad Horn shows to a group of English teachers how to play and learn English with video game “Trace Effects”.

The Regional English Language Office supports public diplomacy outreach through English language teaching and training in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. It cooperates with Ministries of Education, Binational Centers, professional teachers’ associations, public and private universities and other higher education institutes, among other partners, in order to build a stronger understanding between the peoples of the Southern Cone of Latin America and the U.S.

Regional English Language Officer:
Bradley Horn

Regional English Language Assistant:
Marcela Hidalgo
RELO Assistant
RELO Assistant Marcela Hidalgo during a workshop on Young Adult Literature (US Embassy in Santiago)


A video game for learning American English and culture

This innovative language learning video game will complement students’ classroom English language instruction through interactive 3-D multimedia learning adventures. Trace Effects is geared for players aged 12-16.


Gamers interact and solve puzzles in a virtual world filled with diverse English-speaking characters. In the game, students take a dynamic journey through the United States, traveling to cultural locations like Kansas, New Orleans, the Grand Canyon, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Who is Trace?
Trace, the main character, is a university student from the year 2045 who has accidentally traveled back in time to the present. In order to get home, he must complete a challenging mission to change the future for the better by helping six different young people accomplish great things and have a positive impact on the future.

Professional Development for teachers

RELO (Regional English Language Officer)

RELO participates in ELT seminars/workshops, advises on questions pertaining to English teaching, conducts needs assessments, and offers guidance on all aspects of an academic program.

English Language Specialist/Speaker Program

U.S. Academics in TEFL and applied linguistics support.

U.S. Embassy short-term projects (2-4 weeks).

English Language Fellow Program

Ten-month fellowships carried out by American experts in TEFL and applied linguistics to work in academic institutions.

“E-teacher”Scholarship Program

Distance education courses on Critical Thinking, Assessment, Young Learners, Building Skills in the Web, ESP, Best Practices in TESOL and Projects Based Learning.

English Access Microscholarship Program

A two year sScholarship for non-elite 14-18 year old students to study English after school.

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About profesorbaker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Coordinator of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago 2012 & Edcamp Chile 2013, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago. Edcamp Chile 2013 was held at Universidad UCINF. Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of sixty one (61) books, all available on Amazon . The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.
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