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Slovak Republic


16 English Teaching Assistant Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
10 Months
Award Type
English Teaching Assistant
Award Profile

The Slovak Fulbright Commission offers up to 16 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards to Slovakia. The ETA Program gives U.S. college graduates at Bachelor's level or higher a unique opportunity to spend a whole school year at Slovak High School assisting with teaching the English language and immersing in a vibrant central European cultural environment. Thus, ETAs can acquire invaluable intercultural, professional, and life experience, and make a genuine impact in local communities in Slovakia.

The ETAs' primary role is to assist with teaching the English language at Slovak High School for a maximum of 15 to 18 hours per week. Grantees will work with permanent teaching staff in guiding vocabulary and conversation practice and improve students' English language abilities and knowledge of the U.S. culture. After mutual agreement with their host school and after they become fully accustomed to the classroom environment, ETAs can start to teach individually. ETAs are allowed to teach or co-teach English classes only, such as conversation classes, writing exercises, lectures on U.S. literature, culture, holidays, history, geography, and/or after-school activities focused on practicing grammar and speaking skills. They are not allowed to teach any specialized subjects lectured in English, i.e. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.

In addition to serving as linguistic models in a classroom of English instruction, ETAs are also a valuable resource for first-hand information about American culture, traditions, and society, and are informal ambassadors of the U.S. In this capacity, ETAs contribute substantially to the promotion and fostering of mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Slovakia.

Candidates for the ETA Award to Slovakia are graduates with minimum of a Bachelor degree preferably in Teaching English as a second language, American Studies, American Literature, History, Arts, English, Political Science, International Relations, and International Education. However, applicants from all majors are encouraged to apply. 

 

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
September Start

The school year officially starts on September 1, 2025, and ends on June 30, 2026.

The exact start date of the grant will be determined by agreement with the respective host school and in accordance with the school calendar. ETAs are expected to start to perform their teaching duties on the first day of the school year and end their duties on the last day of the school year.

The school year at Slovak High Schools is divided into two terms. The first term runs from September to February, and the second term runs from February to June. During the year, there are several breaks – fall break (end of October/beginning of November), winter break (around Christmas time), spring break (February/March; exact dates vary depending on a region), Easter break (around Easter holidays) and summer break (July and August).

Orientation
In-Country Orientation