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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

ETAs to South Africa are required to begin their grants in the spring of 2020, in order to attend the mandatory in-country group orientation provided by the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria.

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

Graduating seniors or graduate students considering careers in education who have a degree in English, education or TEFL/applied linguistics and have experience teaching or tutoring will be considered. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy. Candidates with the ability to incorporate or organize extra-curricular activities – in music, art, dance, and/or sports – are preferred. Candidates with an interest in African languages, culture, and history are also encouraged to apply.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Placement Type

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Placement will be made by the U.S. Embassy at high schools or, in rare occasions, when the applicant has an advanced degree, at universities.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Office if they have questions. 

Approximately 25 hours per week assisting English high school teachers in their classrooms, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities, are expected. English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) will be assigned as language-learning assistants, but will not (and should not) be responsible for teaching.

Responsibilities may include giving presentations on topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, and/or encouraging learners to communicate in English. ETAs may also assist in improving the English academic reading and writing skills of learners for whom English is both a second (considered ‘additional’) language, and the medium of instruction at school.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://za.usembassy.gov