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English Language (EL) Fellow Program - Worldwide


Date 2013-11-11 10:11:59 Location : North America


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 State’s 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 paid professional positions at projects initiated by U.S. embassies in all regions of the world. It is an opportunity for ESL teachers to enhance their professional career as they contribute to cross-cultural awareness throughout the world. Assignments are for a 10-month period typically beginning in September 2014.



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 2014-2015 academic year.


Please review the eligibility requirements before applying. More detailed information regarding eligibility is available on the website.



Required:

•U.S. Citizenship

•Master’s in TESOL OR in a field related to English language teaching

•Classroom ESL/EFL teaching experience

•Personal qualities of patience, determination, flexibility, teamwork initiative and a love of adventure



Preferred:

•Two years’ experience teaching ESL/EFL

•One year experience training English language teachers and/or teacher trainers

•A minimum of one year teaching in the U.S. education system (K-16 or adult education)

•Demonstrated commitment to the field of English language teaching (e.g., membership in a TEFL/TESL professional organization; presentations at an EFL/ESL conference)



Program benefits:

•Stipend: $30,000

•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



Complete on-line application dossier must contain the following:

•Application

•Résumé

•Two 1-page lesson plans/teacher training modules

•Statement of personal qualities you will bring to the EL Fellow Program (250 words)

•Statement of purpose (not to exceed 500 words)

•Two current reference letters

•Graduate transcript