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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

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

10 Months

 Or two semesters.

The school year may vary, but candidates should expect to begin teaching in September and to conclude the exam period in June.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grants.

Candidate Profile

Well-rounded, articulate, self-driven candidates at all degree levels with an interest in international education and the initiative to teach conversational English at secondary school and university levels will be considered. Undergraduate and master degrees in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on English, American Studies and Education, are preferred. Successful candidates will not just be teaching English, but explaining the United States and the U.S. educational system to local citizens who have little contextual understanding of America. Previous teaching experience is highly appreciated. Applicants must be fluent English-speakers.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Montenegrin language proficiency is not required but can be helpful. Some study of Montenegrin prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Placement Type

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Grantees will be based at either universities or high schools. Grantees will teach in coordination with an experienced English instructor and will serve as a resource for classes and units focusing on conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, and American culture. Grantees will be strongly encouraged to be involved with educational advising and outreach as part of the local EducationUSA Center within American Corner Podgorica (For more information, visit: https://educationusa.state.gov/centers/educationusa-montenegro). Grantees will be expected to be able to work both independently and co-teach, depending on their placement.

Supplementary project: Grantees are expected to engage in other activities related to their personal, career, and/or educational interests. This may be an independent study/research project or other activity that will not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. Applicants should include a brief description of their supplementary projects in their Statements of Grant Purpose.  Grantees are also normally asked to design and/or participate in activities at Montenegrin American Corners (For more information, visit: https://me.usembassy.gov/education-culture/american-spaces/). 

Dependents

Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://me.usembassy.gov