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English Language Teaching Fellow Program Benefits

Program Description

Through the English Language Fellow (EL Fellow) Program, highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) participate in 10-month-long fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world.

The EL Fellow program fosters mutual understanding, promotes English language learning and enhances English teaching capacity abroad. Through projects sponsored by U.S. embassies, EL Fellows share their professional expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience and learn about other cultures. EL Fellows model and demonstrate up-to-date TEFL classroom practices that help foster thoughtful and responsible behavior in students and teachers of English.

To date, more than 1,000 EL Fellows have conducted projects in more than 80 countries. Examples of past EL Fellow projects include: Classroom Teaching, Teacher Training, In-Service and Pre-Service Training, Curriculum Development, Workshop and Seminar Design, Program Evaluation, Needs Assessment, Testing, and English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

General Program Requirements

To be eligible for the EL Fellow program you must have:
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Master's degree with a focus on TESOL, TEFL, or Applied Linguistics, conferred no later than end of 2013 spring semester
  • Two years minimum TEFL experience
  • A minimum of one year teaching in the U.S. education system preferred
  • Teacher training preferred

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply, fill out an online application at Georgetown University's Center for Intercultural Education and Development.

Program Contact Information

Please send questions or comments to:
english@state.gov
You may also contact Georgetown University's Center for Intercultural Education and Development at:
3300 Whitehaven St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-687-2608