Exchange_English Language Fellow Program

The English Language Fellow Program places American citizens holding advanced degrees in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or Applied Linguistics who have teacher training and/or materials development experience and also places graduates with
recent TEFL/TESL Master's degrees in all regions of the world at universities, teacher-training institutions, ministries of education, bi-national centers and other related language education institutions for ten-month assignments.

The objectives of the program are to enhance English teaching capacity overseas in order to provide foreign teachers and students with communication skills they will need to participate in the global economy, to improve their access to diverse perspectives on a broad variety of issues, and to give them information that will better enable them to understand and convey concepts about American values, democratic representative government, free enterprise, and the rule of law.

The Department of State, Bureau of Educational Affairs Exchanges Appropriation funds the program.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fellows teach English language skills/techniques, American culture, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in fields such as journalism, economics, banking, tourism, business/management, and law, train teachers of English, and develop curriculum.

They arrange and conduct conferences, workshops, and seminars, and work with ministries of education and work in communities assisting the local educational institutions to develop and maintain teaching and learning resource centers.

They also facilitate the establishment of NGO teachers associations and organizations.


Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.