Opportunities in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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Awards in TEFL will focus on English language teacher training in any of over 30 areas of specialization. Opportunities are open to a wide range of scholars and, in many countries, professionals as well. Applicants may apply to awards which are titled "Teaching English as Foreign Langauge," awards which identify TEFL as a preferred discipline, or any All Disciplines award. Some awards are open to applicants with a Master's degree and a stated number of years of university level teaching experience while others require a Ph.D. in TEFL, applied linguistics or a closely related field.


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Resources and Contact us

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.

  • Webinars 
    The Fulbright Scholar Program hosts frequent webinars about Fulbright awards, the application process, programs offered and more. Sessions are archived weekly.
    Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in TEFL can be found in the Scholar Directory.
  • 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.

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