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17 English Teaching Assistant Awards

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

8 Months

Grant dates correspond to the academic year in Argentina, which runs mid-March to mid-November 2020. The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission.  Attendance at this orientation program is required for all English Teaching Assistants (ETAs).

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, Education, TEFL or Applied Linguistics, with some experience teaching or tutoring, are preferred. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy.

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. 

Successful candidates must be articulate English speakers with native fluency.

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.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Grantees will be assigned to English teacher training colleges or universities in the Argentine provinces. Teacher training colleges, which train EFL teachers, may or may not be affiliated with a university; they are part of the Argentine system of higher education (Institutos terciarios). In order to graduate as EFL teachers, students attend four-year undergraduate programs. ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, and will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. The Fulbright Commission and its local partner institutions will match selected grantees with an appropriate host institution. Assignments are based both on the academic profile of the candidates and the host institutions' needs.

Supplementary project

English Teaching Assistant responsibilities will not exceed 20 hours per week. Grantees are expected to engage in projects or other activities related to their academic interests during the period of their grants. Applicants must be flexible regarding their side project since they will not receive final notice of placement until November 2019. Grantees may pursue a course of study, conduct research on topics related to Argentina, engage in specific volunteer work, or a combination thereof.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://fulbright.edu.ar

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Melina Ginszparg