2 English Teaching Assistant Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
Grant Length10 Months
The ETA will be assigned as a language-learning assistant working up to 20-25 hours per week, 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, leading conversation clubs and/or encouraging students to communicate in English. The ETA will work with students of all ages, including work with the Access Microscholarship Program.
Grant Length: 10 months.
Grants begin in Fall 2024 or Spring 2025, and ETAs should plan to attend a mandatory briefing at the U.S. Embassy upon arrival.
As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Honduras are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation in the U.S.
Applicants should have some experience working in an educational environment and, specifically, with classroom teaching. Candidates with degrees in English, applied linguistics or foreign languages, and/or certification or significant coursework in teacher education or TESOL, are strongly preferred.
Because this is a student program, candidates with more than three years teaching experience or a Master's degree in TESOL and more than one year of teaching at the time of application may be considered overqualified and not eligible for this program.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Applicants should discuss plans for language study between time of application and the commencement of the grant with the Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.
- University/Post-Secondary Institution
- Other Educational/Community Institution
Teaching placements will be arranged by the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa or San Pedro Sula. The ETA may be placed at a Binational Center (BNC) affiliated with the U.S. Embassy and a teacher training college.
- Capital City
- Regional City
English Teaching Assistants will be placed in Tegucigalpa or San Pedro Sula, one in each city.
ETAs also will 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 Honduras; 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.
The binational center can assist with identifying housing.