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Worldwide - Make an impact - Teach Abroad with The English Language Fellow Program!
Date 2013-01-27 04:01:09 Location : Other
Interested in improving your skill set, developing professionally, and promoting mutual understanding all while teaching abroad for 10 months?
Take a closer look at the U.S. Department of States English Language Fellow Program
The English Language (EL) Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. The program places highly qualified teachers in funded professional positions on projects initiated by U.S. embassies in all regions of the world. It is an opportunity for ESL practitioners to enrich their professional development as they contribute to cross-cultural awareness throughout the world.
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 approximately 100 positions for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Please review our Eligibility Requirements before applying.
o MA degree in TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics
o MA degree with a focus in TEFL/TESL
o MA degree in other fields directly relevant to the accepted projects and either a state K-12 ESL endorsement or TEFL/TESL certification consisting of minimum of 120 course hours and a supervised practicum
Degree must be conferred by end of 2013 spring semester for regular cycle projects and by the end of 2013 summer semester for off-cycle projects
If the qualifying degree was awarded by a non-U.S. institution, it must be evaluated by an educational credential evaluation service. Visit National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a list of evaluation companies
Minimum two years of experience in teaching English to non-native speakers*
Two confidential letters of recommendation from professional or academic contacts, including one letter from a current or most recent supervisor, submitted by references directly through the on-line application. Letters older than two years are considered invalid
Minimum one year of professional TESOL experience in the U.S. education K-16 system
TESOL experience in the areas of teacher training and curriculum/materials development
Applicant has worked professionally in the TESOL field and has resided in the United States within the past five years
Assignments are for a 10-month period typically beginning in September 2013, following a mandatory 4-day pre-departure orientation for selected Fellows in Washington, DC in August.
For more information about the Program and to apply, please visit: elfellowprogram.org
Complete on-line application dossier must contain the following:
Two 1-page lesson plans/teacher training modules
Statement of purpose (not to exceed 500 words)
Applying fellowship experience (not to exceed 500 words)
Two current reference letters
Stipend: Regular Fellow - $25,000, Senior Fellows - $35,000
Living allowance (rent, utilities, local transportation)
Textbook and pre-departure allowances
Supplementary health benefit plan
Round trip airfare from the United States to the host country