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Jordan

8 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
CLEA Availability
  • Yes
Award Profile

The Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE) plans to award approximately eight English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grants to students for the 2023-2024 academic year. The objective of this grant category is to develop cultural and educational ties between Jordan and the U.S. One of this award’s main purposes is to help support and develop the English language in Jordanian educational institutions. Teaching in Jordan can be very rewarding for any ETA who appreciates cultural diversity and adventure. JACEE awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and the potential of the proposed visit to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Jordan.

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
September Start

ETA awards are offered for 10 months only; no adjustments. The academic year starts in September 2023 and ends June 2024. Schools and universities have two semesters: September to December and February through June. There are two breaks throughout the year: winter break (five weeks) and spring break (two weeks). Fulbright ETAs will be required to participate in a mandatory one-week in-country orientation program, and special ETA Workshop tentatively scheduled for beginning of September 2023. Working days in Jordan are Sunday to Thursday and weekends are Fridays and Saturdays.

Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

The Commission will hold a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) in June 2023. The in-country orientation will be held during the first week of September 2023 when all ETAs arrive in Jordan to start their grants. ETAs will also receive a 2-day ETA workshop as part of their in-country orientation.

Candidate Profile

Preference will be given to applicants who hold a degree in TESOL/TEFL, Applied Linguistics, or Education. The potential ETA applicant must have at least two years’ teaching experience in a classroom at any grade level and teaching any subject (not necessarily English). Working as a TA or a core teacher is considered classroom experience. This experience can be part-time, full-time, or volunteer teaching. The two years of experience does not have to be continuous but must total two years. Tutoring does not count as classroom teaching experience.

Candidates should be articulate individuals with the skills and motivation needed to assist teaching the English language and Amerian Culture to Jordanian university or secondary school students. Candidates should also be well-rounded, mature, resourceful, and flexible, and demonstrate the initiative, leadership and confidence required to assist in teaching English in a foreign setting. 

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
6 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Intermediate

Successful applicants must be native English speakers and have previous study, work or travel experience in the Middle East and North Africa. Although intermediate Arabic proficiency is not required, it is recommended for day to day use as Arabic is the language of the country.

Critical Language Enhancement Award

This grant category offers a partial Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA). The award includes modified language benefits (part-time and limited Arabic language study opportunities organized by JACEE) during their 10-month ETA assignment in Jordan. Each ETA will be offered three sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring) in colloquial (‘amiyya) Arabic in the late afternoons (twice a week) at the Qasid Institute and limited funding for private and independent Arabic language tutoring during the course of the 10-month grant assignment. This part-time and limited Arabic language benefit should not conflict with the assigned teaching responsibilities throughout the ETA grant period.

 

Placement Type
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Secondary School
  • University/Post-Secondary Institution
Placement Locations
  • Capital City
Supplementary Project
Optional

An ETA may choose to work on a supplementary project in addition to their main teaching assignment. Any supplementary project should be a topic that is related to Jordan (Jordan-specific). A good example is to offer talks on any volunteer work done at local organizations. 

This, however, is not mandatory. An ETA's main responsibility is to their teaching assignment. 

Housing Arrangements

JACEE will assist grantees in locating appropriate housing in approved, safe neighborhoods. The Commission will book the grantees two to three nights at a hotel close to the Commission. This will be covered by the grantee from the settling-in allowance wire-transferred beforehand. 

Dependents
Dependent financial support is available
Nature of Assignment

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Jordanian institutions by providing 15 to 20 hours per week of assistance to middle/high school and university level students. At the same time, U.S. participants gain from the intensive cross-cultural interaction and international educational opportunities.

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