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1 English Teaching Assistant Award

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

10 Months

Grants begin in Fall 2019, and candidates should plan to attend a mandatory briefing at the U.S. Embassy upon arrival.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Central America are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in June or July.

Candidate Profile

Applicants should have some experience working in an educational environment and, specifically, with classroom teaching. Candidates with degrees in English, applied linguistics or foreign languages, and/or certification or significant coursework in teacher education or TESOL, are strongly preferred.

Because this is a student program, candidates with more than three years teaching experience or a Master's degree in TESOL and more than one year of teaching at the time of application may be considered overqualified and not eligible for this program.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: Applicants should discuss plans for language study between time of application and the commencement of the grant on Applicant Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation.  A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

Placement will be arranged by the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa at a Binational Center (BNC) affiliated with the U.S. Embassy and a teacher training college.  The ETA will be assigned as a language-learning assistant working up to 20-25 hours per week, but will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. Responsibilities may include giving presentations on different topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, leading conversation clubs and/or encouraging students to communicate in English.  The ETA will work with students of all ages, including work with the Access Microscholarship Program.

Housing arrangements will be made with the assistance of the Binational Center.

Supplementary Project

ETAs also will pursue an independent research, study, or volunteer project. The project is a secondary activity that will supplement the grantee's ETA responsibilities. Applicants should briefly describe this project in their Statements of Grant Purpose and may address some or all of the following: 1) why the activities are appropriate to Honduras; 2) skills, talents or other qualifications that they bring to the project plan; 3) how they view this plan as contributing to their professional or educational development; and 4) if and how the plan contributes to the Fulbright goals of mutual understanding and host community engagement. Remember that the primary activity for ETAs is in the classroom and not carrying out this project.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://hn.usembassy.gov

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Gabriela I. Galvez