English Teaching Assistant Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length9 Months
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Cote d'Ivoire aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Cote d'Ivoire.
The academic year begins in September 2024 and ends in June 2025.
As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2024.
A mandatory in-country group orientation will be provided by the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan.
Graduating seniors or graduate students with an undergraduate degree in English or education who are considering careers in English, education, or TEFL/applied linguistics and who have experience teaching or tutoring will be considered. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and coursework in pedagogy. Candidates must be resilient, flexible, and tolerant of the local customs of the host country. Candidates must be open to placement at host institutions in rural and regional cities. Preference will be given to open-minded, tolerant, and mature candidates.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: A moderate level of conversational French is helpful to function comfortably in Cote d'Ivoire.
- Secondary School
- University/Post-Secondary Institution
- Capital City
- Regional City
Placements may be in both the capital and other cities, as well as in rural regions throughout the country.
The U.S. Embassy will work with host institutions in assisting ETAs to identify appropriate and safe housing. However, finding and securing housing is ultimately the responsibility of each ETA.
Nature of Assignment
ETAs will work approximately 20 hours per week assisting professors in their classrooms, plus requisite class preparation time and school-related activities. At the host institution, ETAs will help with research, lesson plans and course presentations to improve the English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of students for whom English is a second language. ETAs may also assist with English for Specific Purposes, curriculum design, training academic and administrative staff, information technology and school-related activities including English clubs.
Responsibilities may also include working with U.S. Embassy programs such as the American Corners, the Andrew Young Center, the American Center, the English Access program, webinars and conferences.
ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants, but may be asked to be responsible for teaching entire courses.
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Additional Online Resources
American Spaces: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086096765681