Opening of U.S. Embassy’s new Information Resource Center
Djibouti - 30 January, 2013. The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the public opening of its new Information Resource Center, located within the Embassy’s chancery in Haramous, Djibouti-ville. We encourage you to visit this library where you can gain a better understanding of the policies, values, institutions and culture of the United States of America.
The IRC will be a research and information center for people in academics, business, government, and anyone with an interest in the United States or learning English. It contains books in French and English, online databases (including E-library), a DVD collection, U.S. government publications, periodical magazines, and computers for general internet access. There are a number of resources there to help those considering studying in the United States. Those considering such study at an American school can make an appointment to speak with an Embassy staff member at the number below.
Learning English at the Information Resource Center
The U.S. Embassy also announces the launch of the new American English website, http://www.americanenglish.state.gov/, an extensive online resource center for teaching and learning about English language and U.S. culture, and its innovative video game, Trace Effects.
The website provides a variety of engaging, up-to-date materials and resources for teachers' professional development and for use with students in the classroom. It also offers free, high-quality, non-commercial English language learning resources directly to public audiences and strengthens the skills of English teachers and teacher trainers.
The video game Trace Effects, an expanded webinar series, distance education programs and other innovative, interactive elements are available on the site.
Trace Effects, a 3D video game experience geared for students ages 12-16, supplements classroom English lessons. Students explore American culture through puzzles, activities, and adventures in an interactive world. Through the game, students take a virtual journey through the United States, traveling to locations, including Kansas, New Orleans, the Grand Canyon, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
Business hours of the IRC: Monday/Wednesday 09:00-12:00
Address: U.S. Embassy, Haramouss, Djibouti
Phone number during the above hours: 21 453-254
When visiting the library, please bring identification, but do not bring any electronics
Come visit our new library!