30 English Teaching Assistant Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodAugust Start
Grant Length10 Months
The English Teaching Assistant Program invites recent university graduates to spend one full academic year assisting with English language education at regional high schools in the Czech Republic.
In addition to teaching English, grantees are encouraged to plan and organize a community outreach project/events/workshop to enhance the impact of their stay and to better integrate into the local host institution and host town.
Throughout the school year, English Teaching Assistants may visit other American grantees and prepare joint lessons and special projects to broaden their experience, exchange best practices and to get familiar with different school environments.
ETA grants begin at the end of August and end at the end of June.
Grant Length: 10 months.
Fulbright Czech Republic organizes a 4-day teaching and cultural adjustment workshop for ETAs at the end of August; a 4-day in-country orientation for all American grantees in mid-September; a one-day Thanksgiving meeting and a 4-day mid-year conference in early February.
Attendance at these events for grantees is required, dependents are welcome.
Commission welcomes applications from well-rounded, articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to assist in teaching English language to Czech students at the secondary level.
Previous teaching experience is an advantage. Mentoring, coaching or tutoring experience is welcome.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Czech language proficiency is not required. Some study of Czech prior to arrival is encouraged in order to ease grantees' integration within their host community.
Fulbright Czech Republic offers partial stipend for accredited Czech language summer programs that take place in the Czech Republic during the months of July and August.
Applicants must be articulate fluent speakers of English.
- Secondary School
Grantees will be placed as assistant-teachers in English classes at all types of Czech secondary schools, including general gymnasiums, technical schools, nursing schools, business schools, agriculture schools, art schools etc., corresponding to their academic background and project priorities.
The age group of students is mostly 15-19 years old, sometimes 11-19 years old.
Positions require teaching approximately 20 hours per week.
Grantees will be placed in small to medium-size towns outside of Prague.
Even though ETAs are not placed in Prague or Brno, most of them have at least two other grantees close by to be able to meet each other regularly and share experiences if interested.
Fulbright Czech Republic invites applicants to discuss the feasibility of community engagement projects via email. Community engagement projects should reflect grantees' specific skills and passions. The goal of the projects is to bring community members together and to share a hobby, learn a new skill and promote intercultural dialogue. Strengthening person-to-person connections and genuinely promoting community activities in the host placement helps grantees to build meaningful relationships and integrate into life in a new town.
Most English Teaching Assistants live in private apartments. Some schools offer other options for grantees who are interested -- student housing in local dormitories, for example. The Commission and the host institution will assist with arranging housing for every grantee.