English Teaching Assistant Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Ghana aims to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Ghana.
Ghana’s academic calendar generally begins in September or October.
As a condition of their grants, all grantees may be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation during the summer of 2024.
The U.S. Embassy in Accra will provide a mandatory in-country group orientation sometime between late August and mid-September 2024.
Master's-level candidates are preferred. However, graduating seniors or graduate students considering careers in education, who have a degree in English, education or TEFL/applied linguistics and experience teaching or tutoring will be considered. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy. Candidates with the ability to incorporate or organize extra-curricular activities – music, art, dance, English Clubs, Reading and Writing Clubs - are preferred. Candidates with an interest in African languages, culture, and history are also encouraged to apply.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
- Middle School
- Secondary School
- Teacher Training
- University/Post-Secondary Institution
Nature of Assignment
ETAs spend approximately 20 hours per week in the classroom assisting and supporting English teachers, and 20 hours working on additional projects. ETA roles may include giving presentations on topics related to the United States, preparing classroom activities, modeling interactive activities with partner teachers, and/or encouraging students to communicate in English. ETAs may assist in a variety of academic formats such as one-on-one tutoring or co-teaching large groups. ETAs are also encouraged to create their own projects with institutions or communities. Sample projects include: literacy celebration weeks, English clubs, women's groups, journalism clubs, book clubs, cultural days, debate clubs, etc.
Involvement in American Spaces or EducationUSA activities would also be welcome. See more information about these activities on the Embassy’s website (link below).
- Regional City
The U.S. Embassy will work with host institutions to assist ETAs in identifying possible homestays or other lodging. However, finding and securing housing is ultimately the responsibility of each ETA.