20 English Teaching Assistant Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodSpring Start
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 provide US 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 2023. The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission. Attendance at this orientation program is mandatory, so changes to the grant period or deferrals are not allowed. Placements will be determined in the late fall, prior to the grant start date.
Early-mid March 2023.
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.
Bachelor's candidates should have least one year of post-graduation professional experience at the time of application.
Accepted Degree Levels
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. As placements will not be confirmed until November or December 2022, applicants should be flexible when proposing a supplementary project. Grantees may not be placed at an institution or in a location where they can effectively carry out the goals of their supplementary project as initially proposed. In such cases, appropriate alternatives can be discussed with the Fulbright Commission once placements are finalized.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.
Grantees will be expected to arrange their housing.
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 Argentine Ministry of Education, in consultation with the Ministry 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 made in any Argentine city, and individuals should not apply for or accept this award unless they are willing to accept a placement in any geographic location, barring specific health or 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.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Grantees will be placed either in Buenos Aires or in small to medium-sized cities throughout Argentina's 24 provinces. In some provinces, the ETA may be based in more than one city.