Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Beginning with the 2014-2015 competition, opportunities for scholars specializing in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and associated fields are being organized and showcased in an entirely new way by the Fulbright Scholar Program. Although grants will continue to be made to a specific country, all TEFL opportunities are now grouped under a single award number (#4000). 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. Applicants may indicate either: “open to any placement” if they have no specific country or region in mind, or one world area or as many as three country preferences. Letters of invitation are not required.
As many as 60 grants are anticipated. The award supports a priority for English language teacher training in any of over 30 areas of specialization. A Ph.D. is not required. Opportunities are open to a wide range of scholars and, in many countries, professionals as well.
Applications will be evaluated by a TEFL-specific review committee in the U.S., and if recommended, sent for consideration in a country or countries of interest. This streamlined review process and the ability to apply to more than one country make this an ideal time for scholars with experience training English teachers to consider participating in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
For specifics of awards, the participating countries will provide access to more detailed information.
Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Rwanda
East Asia and Pacific:
Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam
Europe and Eurasia:
Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russia (Russian Federation), Turkey
Middle East and North Africa:
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
South and Central Asia:
Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Core Program Contact
Senior Program Officer, Scholar Applicants, DGipson@iie.org, 202.686.6245
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas through 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. Applicants with a Ph.D. or and Ed.D. are preferred.
Consult www.cies.org/Specialists/ for more information.