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2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

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

10 Months

Grants begin in mid-January and end in mid-November 2020. This is the cycle for the English Immersion Program offered by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

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

Candidate Profile

Candidates should be flexible and open to working with diverse groups of students with varying levels of English language ability.  They should show strong interest for developing mutual relationships. 

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Additional Information:   A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.

Successful candidates must be articulate English speakers with native fluency.

Placement Type

University/Post-Secondary Institution

Other Educational Institution

Affiliation arrangements will be made by the U.S. Embassy, most likely at institutions of higher education in Santo Domingo, or other cities or towns within the Dominican Republic. ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, 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, and/or encouraging students to communicate in English.

Supplementary Project

ETAs will also 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 the Dominican Republic; 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://do.usembassy.gov/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Joshabel De La Cruz