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10 English Teaching Assistant Awards

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 January 2021, 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 2020.

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 experience in working with first-generation college students, teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy. Candidates with the ability to incorporate or organize extra-curricular activities – music, art, dance, English Clubs, Reading and Writing Clubs - are preferred. Candidates with an interest in African languages, culture, and history are also encouraged to appy.  Preferably ETAs with Master's degree.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Placement will be made by the U.S. Embassy at universities in the following provinces: Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. Applicants are encouraged to contact the U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Office if they have questions. 

ETAs spend approximately 20 hours per week assisting and supporting university instructors, tutotring as well as working on additional projects. (See below for past projects). English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) will be assigned as Teaching Assistants or Tutors, assisting in a variety of academic formats, from one-on-one tutoring to co-teaching to improving academic reading and writing skills of students whose English is a second (or more commonly third or fourth) language.  ETAs are also encouraged to create their own projects with institutions or communities.  Past sample projects include literacy celebration week, job fairs, women's groups, journalism clubs, book clubs, cultural days, debate clubs, etc.

Special Application Instructions

Housing

South Africa ETAs are typically placed in pairs to work as a team with the expectation that they will share accommodation to help offset living and rental car costs.  ETAs are encouraged to find temporary housing before arrival in South Africa (through AirBNB, for example), and to search for a long-term housing thereafter.  South Africa has a high violent crime rates and housing should meet basic security guidelines.  ETAs will receive a security briefing upon arrival and are expected to follow safety and security precautions. Most ETAs elect to rent vehicles with their ETA partner in order to commute to their institutions.

Dependents

Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://za.usembassy.gov

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

RELO Office