The first American Corner in Albania was opened in Tirana in February 2004. American Corner Tirana is located on the first floor of the National Library of Albania. This space serves as the embassy’s platform to run outreach programs as well as special conferences and workshops.
American Corner Tirana hosts daily educational and cultural programs for a variety of ages. It also provides information for those who wish to study in American universities. Thanks to support from English Language Fellows, Alumni, embassy staff, and volunteers, the Corner offers U.S. cultural programming and English Language teaching through a number of resources and a wide range of activities for youth.
Other activities at the Corner include: Technology and Innovation Classes, Presentations/workshops/discussions/conversation hour (with Embassy speakers, English Language Fellows, and volunteers); Clubs (Reading Club, Kids Club, Drama Club, Book Club); Film screenings/Movie Hour, Poster shows; and holiday celebrations.
The Corner has two coordinators and is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturdays until 2:00pm, including local holidays.