2 English Teaching Assistant Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Teaching assistant activities may include: 1) serving as a resource person in conversation groups; 2) providing small group tutorials; 3) assisting students with reading and written English; 4) giving presentations related to American studies in English classes and to school/civic organizations; 5) preparing and organizing American culture-related activities, including movie nights and holiday celebrations; 6) starting and running English language clubs; 7) educational community activities in cooperation with the Embassy; and 8) other tasks developed in cooperation with the Embassy and/or the host institution.
The grant period is from September 2022 to June 2023.
Grant Length: 9 months.
All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.
An in-country orientation is arranged by the Embassy for all grantees upon arrival to Estonia.
The ideal candidate would be someone self-driven with a strong commitment to community service. Well qualified candidates who possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline will be considered. Anyone with experience in mentoring, teaching, or working with youth will be strongly considered.
Previous teaching experience and/or TESL/TESOL certification is not required but is helpful. Applicants must be fluent English speakers. In addition, the ETA program in Estonia has a research and community service component, and close collaboration with U.S. Embassy run programs and initiatives is expected.
Accepted Degree Levels
An additional six hours per week will be reserved for an independent study/research project or other activity related to the grantee's personal, career, and/or educational interests. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include well-thought-out and feasible projects. These projects should not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Language proficiency is not required, but is encouraged.
Russian is spoken in certain regions.
Candidates are expeted to arrange their own housing with the help of host institutions. Limited assistance is available by PAS staff.
Other Educational/Community Institution
Grantees may be placed in universities, schools, or other venues where English language instruction is needed. Applicants may indicate a host institution preference but the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements. Grantees will likely be placed outside the capital.
Grantees will assist an experienced English language instructor and will serve as a resource for conversation, vocabulary, and reading and writing courses. Grantees may also be involved with some educational advising and outreach. Grantee hours and responsibilities will be discussed with the PAS and finalized prior to or upon arrival to Estonia.
Dual citizens of this country are not eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
To obtain legal residency in Estonia, all candidates need to be ready to secure a D-type visa through the Estonian Embassy prior to embarking on the program in Estonia. The application needs to be coordinated with the Embassy and the host institution in Estonia to obtain necessary paperwork on behalf of the hosts.