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Teaching Fellowships Available - USA and Saudia Arabia


Date 2012-12-08 04:12:34 Location : North America


Marlboro College Graduate School, INTERLINK Language Centers, and English Gate Academy are pleased to announce teaching fellowships for 2013-2014. The fellowship is designed to prepare qualified and innovative teachers of English who base their instruction on learners and learning, communicative use of language, cultural understanding, group learning, and reflective practice.

Fellows enhance their teaching effectiveness by completing Marlboro College’s MA in Teaching the English Language (MAT-ESOL) and teaching an INTERLINK curriculum at one of English Gate Academy’s multiple teaching sites on campuses of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, an agency of the Saudi Arabia government.

Fellowships consist of two summers of full-time study in Vermont, USA, complemented by online instruction between summers and two years of full-time teaching in Saudi Arabia.

BENEFITS

Fifty percent (50%) of graduate tuition, $10,600 (USD), will be contributed by INTERLINK / EGA

A monthly fellowship stipend of $2,500* for the first academic year of teaching (September 2013 – June 2014)

A base salary of $37,000 per annum, plus other credits, when degree is conferred

Additional salary credits for superior proficiency in a second language, Peace Corps service, previous ESOL teaching experience in the Middle East, and others

A bonus of 5% for each year of EGA teaching service completed

Round-trip transportation to and from Saudi Arabia each year (valued at $2,000-$4,000)

Local transportation to and from campus each day (valued at $2,500)

Furnished housing (two to three-bedroom apartments to be shared by two instructors; valued at $16,000)

Medical insurance, with 10% co-pay (valued at $5,000)

Work visa procurement (valued at $5,000)

Local holidays, plus paid 45-day annual vacation

Annual renewable contract

Contracts may be renewed contingent upon instructor’s performance and continuation of the program

*Untaxed by Saudi Arabia

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

Bachelor’s degree

Minimum of one year ESL/EFL teaching experience with adult learners

Teaching experience with absolute beginning language learners

Fellow must have native or near-native fluency in English and superior communication skills

Strong computer skills

Preferred

Commitment to students, the profession, and a learner-centered teaching method

Ability to adapt to a way of life requiring understanding, conformity, and flexibility

Experience with course management systems and/or use of technology in the classroom

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

May 6 – June 28, 2013 Online coursework (4-5 hours per week)

June 29 – August 24, 2013 Face-to-face coursework at Marlboro College Graduate Center, Vermont, USA

September 2013 – June 2014 INTERLINK teaching at one of EGA’s TVTC centers in Saudi Arabia

July – end of August 2013 Second summer of coursework at Marlboro College

September 2014 – July 2015 Second year of INTERLINK teaching for EGA at TVTC in Saudi Arabia

FINANCES

Charges

Non-tuition expenses for Summer 2014 are estimates.

Summer 2013

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Summer 2014