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3 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

9 Months

Grant term September to June.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July as a condition of their grants.

Candidate Profile

Well-rounded articulate candidates at all degree levels, including doctoral up to dissertation level, with an interest in international education and the initiative to assist the classroom teacher with conversational English at all levels will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on English, American studies, or Education, are preferred. 

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; and, 4) giving presentations related to American studies in English classes or school/civic organizations; 5) assisting the classroom teacher by preparing classroom materials; 6) starting English language clubs such as drama.

Previous teaching experience is not required, but is helpful. Applicants must be native English-speakers. In addition, the ETA program in Latvia has a research and community service component.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Latvian or Russian in certain regions. Language proficiency is not required, but is encouraged.

Placement Type

Middle School

Secondary School

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational 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. Applicants will likely be placed ouside of the capital city in smaller communities.

Grantees will assist an experienced English 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 arrival in Latvia.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://lv.usembassy.gov/