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English Teaching Assistant Award

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

9 Months

The academic year begins in September/October 2019 and ends in May/June 2020. A mandatory in-country group orientation will be provided by the U.S. Embassy in Dakar.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2019.

Candidate Profile

Graduate students or graduating seniors with a degree in English or education who are considering careers in English, education, or TEFL/applied linguistics and have experience in teaching or tutoring will be considered. Applicants with degrees and/or experience in library sciences and information technology, if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy, are also encouraged to apply.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

Additional Information: A working knowledge of French and/or Wolof is very useful in Senegal.

Placement Type

Middle School

Secondary School

Other Educational Institution

Nature of Assignment

ETAs will work approximately 20 hours per week assisting school teachers in their classrooms, plus the requisite class preparation time. At the host institution, ETAs will help with research, lesson plans and course presentation to improve the English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of students for whom English is a second language.  ETAs may also assist with English for Specific Purposes, curriculum design, training academic and administrative staff, information technology and school-related activities including English clubs.

Responsibilities may also include working with U.S. Embassy programs such as the American Corners, the Information Resource Center, the Access program, webinars and conferences.

ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, but may be asked to be responsible for teaching entire courses.

Housing

The U.S. Embassy will work with host institutions to assist ETAs in identifying possible homestays or other lodging. However, finding and securing housing is ultimately the responsibility of each ETA.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://sn.usembassy.gov/education-culture/american-spaces/