20 English Teaching Assistant Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodMarch Start
Grant Length8 Months
The English Teaching Assistant Program in Argentina is co-sponsored by the Fulbright Commission and the Ministry of Education of the Argentine Republic and is cost-shared by both institutions. The purpose of the program is to strengthen English language instruction at Argentine higher education institutions, especially in places where the presence of native speakers is not common, and to provide U.S. participants with opportunities for professional development and intensive cross-cultural interaction both on campus and in their host communities.
Grant Length: 8 months.
Grant dates correspond to the academic year in Argentina, which runs mid-March to mid-November 2024. Placements will be determined in the late fall, prior to the grant start date.
Late February through mid-March 2024.
The grant period starts with virtual pre-departure activities and with an in-person orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission. Attendance at these orientation programs are mandatory. Changes to the grant period or deferrals are not allowed.
Successful candidates will be fluent, articulate English speakers.
Candidates with degrees in English, Spanish, Education, TEFL or Applied Linguistics, with some experience teaching or tutoring, are preferred. Other fields will be considered if combined with teaching experience and/or coursework in pedagogy.
Candidates with more than three years of teaching experience or a Master's degree in TESOL at the time of application may be considered overqualified and not eligible for this program.
It is preferred that bachelor’s level candidates have at least one year of post-graduate professional experience at the time of application.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college-level Spanish language instructor is required.
- Teacher Training
- University/Post-Secondary Institution
Grantees will be assigned to English teacher training colleges or universities throughout Argentina's 24 provinces. ETAs will be assigned as language-learning assistants for up to 20 hours per week and will not be responsible for teaching entire courses. The Fulbright Commission and the Argentine Ministry of Education, in consultation with ministries of Education in each province and individual host institutions, will match selected grantees with an appropriate host institution. Assignments are based on institutions' availability and needs, and the academic profile and background of the ETA grantee. Placements can be in any Argentine city. Individuals should not apply for or accept this award unless they are willing to be placed in any geographic location, barring specific health and safety considerations. ETA placements are determined in the late fall prior to the grant start. As a note, teacher training colleges, which train EFL teachers, may or may not be affiliated with a university; they are part of the Argentine system of higher education (institutos terciarios). In order to graduate as EFL teachers, students must attend four-year undergraduate programs.
- Capital City
- Regional City
Grantees will be placed either in large, small, or medium-sized cities throughout Argentina's 24 provinces. In some provinces, the ETA might be based in more than one city.
As English Teaching Assistant responsibilities will not exceed 20 hours per week, grantees are expected to engage in projects or other activities related to their personal, professional and/or academic interests during the grant period. Grantees may pursue a course of study, conduct research on topics related to Argentina, engage in specific volunteer work, or a combination of these activities. As placements will not be confirmed until November 2023, applicants should be flexible when proposing a supplementary project. Grantees may be placed at a location where they cannot carry out the goals of their initial supplementary project. In such cases, appropriate alternatives can be discussed with the Fulbright Commission once placements are finalized.
Grantees will be expected to arrange their own housing. The Fulbright Commission in Argentina may provide additional resources upon request.