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4 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin in September and end in June.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July as a condition of their grant.

Candidate Profile

Well-rounded, articulate graduating seniors or recent university graduates with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at all levels will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or education, are preferred. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but explaining the U.S. to local citizens who have little contextual understanding of America. Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Applicants must be native English-speakers and very self-directed.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: Knowledge of Azerbaijani or Russian is helpful, but not expected.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

Affiliation is primarily at universities in Baku, but may be in schools or other venues or regions where English language instruction is needed. Grantees will teach under the supervision of an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Grantees may also be involved with some educational advising and outreach.

Supplementary Project

Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. These may include an extracurricular club for students or an independent study/research project or other activity that will complement, but not conflict with, assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary project in their Statement of Grant Purpose.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://az.usembassy.gov