Teaching English as a Foreign Language

< Discipline Highlights | Awards in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)




For more information on the work that TEFL scholars do, please visit this blog post.




All TEFL opportunities are grouped under a single award number (#6000). By presenting the full range of TEFL within a worldwide context, potential applicants will be able to examine and compare more than 50 country options simultaneously.  Letters of invitation are not required (except for Chile).




  For specifics of awards, the participating countries will provide access to more detailed information.  


Quotes from Scholars


Western Hemisphere Region
" I come from a small town college which is very predictable and comfortable. An adventure abroad was a great way to "wake up" to the world as a whole and to live in a completely different cultural context. My family will cherish the friends, experiences, and memories from Chile for the rest of our lives." (Teaching/Research, Chile, 2013-14:)

  • Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in TEFL can be found in the Scholar Directory.


Examples of Successful Projects


Bridging the World, Igniting Dialogue: Language Matters

Promoting First Language Culture Develops Second Language Competency

Fostering Intercultural Understanding Between American and Arab Societies Through Linguistic and Cultural Bridges

Academic Writing and Publishing in English: Supporting Multingual Scholars

Learning English in the 21st Century: New Englishes and the Need for New ESL/EFL Pedagogies

  • Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in TEFL can be found in the Scholar Directory.




CIES offers a series of resources providing detailed information on many aspects of the Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities. Depending on your interests, you can find a wealth of answers to your specific questions in our upcoming and archived webinars.

  • Webinar - Teacher Training and Program Development with the TEFL Award - (June 11, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar - Fulbright Scholar Opportunities in Global Teaching English as a Foreign Language - TEFL (March 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST)
  • TEFL Flyer (PDF)
  • Presentation and Workshop Schedule - CIES program staff continue to visit university and college campuses countrywide, as well as participate in a range of conferences in the sciences. Please check the schedule to find out when program staff will be at an event near you. If you are interested in having CIES staff visit your campus and speak with department faculty about opportunities in your field, contact us at outreach@iie.org.