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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

Worldwide - Make an impact - Teach Abroad with The English Language Fellow Program!

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 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.

U.S. citizenship
• Degree:
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:

Complete on-line application dossier must contain the following:
• Application
• Rιsumι
• 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
• Graduate transcript

Program provisions:
• 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