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6 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Grant Period

9 Months

Grant periods are March to mid-December 2020 (9 months). The grant period starts with a mandatory 3-day orientation in Peru organized by the Fulbright Commission.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Applications from candidates with a demonstrated interest in working in an educational environment. Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, Education, or TEFL/applied linguistics with some experience teaching or tutoring are preferred. Other fields will be seriously considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy. Please note: Because this is a student program, candidates with more than three years of teaching experience or a Master’s degree in TESOL at the time of application may be considered overqualified and not eligible for this program.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college-level Spanish language instructor is required.

Successful candidates must be articulate English speakers with native fluency.

Placement Type

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Grantees will be assigned to teaching assistantship positions at English Teacher Training Colleges, public high schools, or with U.S./Peru Binational Centers in Lima or in the Peruvian provinces. The colleges, which train ESL teachers, may or may not be affiliated with a university. However, they are part of the Peruvian System of Higher Education. ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, but will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. The Fulbright Commission will match the grantee with the appropriate host institution. Details of assignments will be subject to communication between the Fulbright Commission and the host institution and based on the academic profile of the selected candidate and the host institution’s needs. In these cases, the Commission will discuss project alternatives with the grantee when the placement is made.

Supplementary Project

English Teaching Assistants responsibilities will be up to 25 hours per week; therefore, grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. Applicants should consider a project that they would pursue if awarded the grant. Applicants should keep in mind that these activities should be flexible respective to geographic location, since they will not know where they will be placed. For example, ETAs may pursue a course of study, conduct research into topics or issues relative to Peru, engage in specific volunteer activities, or a combination of these activities.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.pe/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Diana Costa