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English Language Fellow Program - Maldives


Date 2012-11-13 03:11:05 Location : Asia


The EL Fellow Program is currently accepting applications from TESOL professionals for a Senior Fellow Position in the Maldives and AY 2012-2013 Fellowships worldwide.

Fellows serve as full-time teachers of English as a foreign or second language to diverse groups, ranging from college students to professionals. They teach up to 20 classroom hours of English per week. Fellows may also participate in or organize additional activities, such as curricula and materials development, lesson plans, pre-service training, in-service training, workshops, and seminars.



Senior Fellows serve primarily as teacher trainers and may be engaged in supervision, advising, ESP instruction, curriculum/materials development, test design, assessment, evaluation, programming, research, and outreach projects.



For more information about the Program and to apply, please visit: http://elf.georgetown.edu

About the Program:

The English Language (EL) Fellow Program fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries by sending talented, highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) on 10-month fellowships to international academic institutions in all regions of the world. The program promotes English language learning and enhances English teaching capacity internationally. Through U.S. embassy projects, Fellows share their expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn other cultures. Upon returning to the United States, they share their experiences and acquired knowledge with their communities and professional colleagues.



The EL Fellow Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. As a program administrator, Georgetown University's Center for International Education and Development is recruiting applicants for Fellowship opportunities.



Project Description
Working in collaboration with the Center for Continuing Education subdivision of the Ministry of Education, the EL Fellow will provide professional development training in English language teaching to primary and secondary teachers working in Male and selected provinces of Maldives. To achieve the above the EL Fellow is expected to:

Visit individual schools in the atolls and Male on an extended basis and observe teachers while they are teaching;
Provide feedback to teachers on areas of development with suggestions on improving teaching;
Re-observe and support teachers in regard to the pedagogy discussed;
Provide training and support to Professional Development Coordinators operating in the provinces in the field of English language.
Work with the curriculum developers of Educational Development Center subdivision of the Ministry of Education in revising the national primary and secondary draft English syllabus. The EL Fellow will assist in materials development and general consultation as requested.
Secondary duties will include conducting teacher training workshops to pre-service teachers at the Maldives National University. Between five and six workshops will be conducted throughout the grant period, with approximately 25 participants total. The workshops are generally carried out over a two-day period, totaling 16 hours for each session; 48-96 hours for all of the workshops. The EL Fellow should expect to spend approximately five hours each week with the Maldives National University toward the above objective. As part of primary duties the EL Fellow will travel to regions in which Access Centers may be located (four operate throughout the country). During such assignments, the EL Fellow should expect to work with Access on a limited basis. Access is a two year English course funded by the State department to low income, bright teenagers. The program also teaches personal development, community service, and American culture and values. The EL Fellow should expect to spend approximately five hours each week in consultation with local Access Centers. Primary activities would include:

Evaluate Access site in regard to general program parameters;
Invite Access teachers to regional trainings referenced above;
Assist the Access program on American enhancement activities which are an important part of the Access program. Access is a two year English course funded by the State department to low income, bright teenagers. The program also teaches personal development, community service, and American culture and values. The EL Fellow should expect to spend approximately five hours each week in consultation with local Access Centers.
Please Review the Full Project Description on our website at http://elf.georgetown.edu

NOTES:
Additional Salary Information: Program provisions:
• Stipend: Fellows - $25,000; Senior Fellows - $35,000
• Living allowance to cover the cost of housing, food, and local transport
• Round trip airfare from the United States to the host country
• Supplemental health benefit plan
• Miscellaneous allowances (shipping, educational materials, program activities, and pre-departure expenses).
For more information about the Program and to apply ONLINE, please visit: http://elf.georgetown.edu

Requirements
For more information about the Program and to apply ONLINE, please visit: http://elf.georgetown.edu

To be eligible for the Fellowship in the Maldives, Candidates are required to meet the following minimum standards:

U.S. citizenship
Master’s in TEFL/TESL, Applied Linguistics, or other fields directly relevant to the accepted projects (TEFL/TESL certification required: State ESL endorsement or TEFL/TESL certificate consisting of minimum of 120 course hours and a supervised practicum).
Degree must be conferred by end of 2012 spring semester for regular cycle projects and by the end of 2012 summer semester for off-cycle projects.
Fellows must have minimum three years experience in teaching English to non-native speakers (one year of experience equals two semesters of 15-16 contact hours/week).*
Senior Fellows must have minimum four years of teacher training experience and one year of overseas TEFL experience.
Prefered Qualifications include:
Curriculum/materials development experience
Previous experience in a position with duties similar to those outlined in the project description