Teaching English as a Foreign Language
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas through short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects. FSP seeks Applied Linguistics/TEFL candidates qualified to provide teacher training to future TEFL teachers. Specialists assist host institutions in such areas as needs assessment, curriculum development and teacher training, not actual classroom instruction of students learning English.
Consult www.cies.org/Specialists/ for more information.
For awards marked Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Applied Linguistics, the successful candidate will have experience not only in teaching students English, but more importantly in training ESL teachers. For many awards, qualified applicants will have experience teaching at the post-secondary level, including at community colleges. Besides teacher training, many awards require that candidates be able to engage in curriculum development, thesis advising, and program evaluation. Some ask that the Fulbrighter conduct courses and training on English for specific purposes, such as tourism.
The Awards Catalog has a list of awards in Applied Linguistics/TEFL, and it is important to read the description of each award carefully. Award requirements will vary from country to country: some awards require a Ph.D., while for others an M.A. is sufficient. Years of teaching experience, too, will vary, as will the areas of specialization (if any.)
Design and Implementation of an International Center for Teaching Excellence (ICTE) in Language Education, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Teaching English as a Second Language: Curriculum Development and Teacher Preparation, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Developing Exams for English for Specific Purposes, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Classic American Film as a Pedagogical and Cultural Enabler in the Writing Classroom, Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ
Connecting English Learning and English Teaching; An Interactive Approach, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Legal Writing; Analyzing the Taught Language of Law, Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
Curriculum Design, Instruction and Materials Development for Communication, National-Louis University, Wheeling, IL
Communicative Teaching in an Integrated Skills English as a Foreign Language Program, Austin Community College, Austin, TX
Principles, Methods and Techniques in English as a Foreign Language Instruction, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA
Critical Thinking and How to Avoid Plagiarism in a TEFL Setting, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Corpus-based Linguistics and the Empirical Approach in Morocco, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Linguistics, Writing and English as a Foreign Language, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA