Teaching English as a New Language

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

To increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills, the Fulbright ETA places recent college graduates and alumni in English as a New Language classrooms around the world. As part of the Fulbright Student Awards Program, the ETA is highly competitive, and students should begin applying in May of their junior year. If eligible, fill out this interest form to begin the application process. Elise Rudt runs this process through Sakai and places people on the site based on interest form responses.

Timeline:
April 2019 Application Opens
May 1, 2019 All Applicants Added to Sakai
May 22, 2019 Country Selection Due
May 27, 2019 Essay Worksheets Due
June 18, 2019 Essay Drafts Due
July 26, 2019 Absolute last day to join the ND process
July 30, 2019 Essay Second Drafts and Short Answer Drafts Due
August 2019 Campus Committee Interviews
October 2019 National Deadline

Meddeas

The Meddeas Language Assistant Program places recent college graduates in English as a New Language classrooms throughout the private school system in Spain. Through this program you gain teaching experience, a full teaching ENL certification, and bolster Spanish language skills. The application process should take place during late fall of senior year. CUSE does not have an official feedback process for this award, but if you are interested in receiving additional application feedback, contact Elise Rudt.


North American Language and Culture Assistant in Spain

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain to provide North American students who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist teachers in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain. The application process should take place during late fall of senior year. CUSE does not have an official feedback process for this award, but if you are interested in receiving additional application feedback, contact Elise Rudt.


English Opens Doors

For recent graduates and alumni under 35 years old; EODP assigns participants to English as a New Language classrooms in Chilean public schools. As a language assistant, you will work with a full-time Chilean teacher to provide conversation practice as a native speaker, and run your own lesson once a week. CUSE does not have an official feedback process for this award, but if you are interested in receiving additional application feedback, contact Elise Rudt.


Teaching Assistantship Program in France (TAPIF)

The program's goal is to strengthen foreign-language instruction in French schools by establishing a native speaker presence, while also providing young educators around the world with initial international teaching experience and first-hand knowledge of French language and culture. Assistants teach 12 hours per week in up to 3 schools, conducting all or part of a class, typically leading conversations in English. If you would like to apply for the Fulbright ETA to France, you must also apply for TAPIF, it is, however, possible to win TAPIF but not the ETA. CUSE does not have an official feedback process for this award, but if you are interested in receiving additional application feedback, contact Elise Rudt.


Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

"The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators." CUSE does not have an official feedback process for this award, but if you are interested in receiving additional application feedback, contact Elise Rudt.


Interac (Japan)

"Interac’s Assistant Language Teachers work in elementary, junior high, and high schools throughout Japan, with many teachers assigned to teach in at least two school levels. The most common situation is working as an ALT in elementary and junior high schools, with more time teaching spent at the junior high school level. You can expect to teach classes on your own, with a Japanese teacher present to help manage the classroom. With rare exception, you will work under the guidance of Interac as our employee and are not a member of the schools’ staff." CUSE does not have an official feedback process for this award, but if you are interested in receiving additional application feedback, contact Elise Rudt.


English Program In Korea (EPIK)

"Your place of work may be in a school, Office of Education, training center, English Experience Center or any other educational institute located in the jurisdiction of the Office of Education in South Korea. You may be designated to work in multiple locations and the grade level of your students will not be made available until after your arrival to Korea. Duties include: assisting Korean teachers with their English classes, and/or jointly conduct English classes with Korean teachers, and/or extracurricular activities or English camps; conducting English conversation classes for Korean students and teachers; preparing teaching materials for English language education; assisting in developing teaching materials for English language education." CUSE does not have an official feedback process for this award, but if you are interested in receiving additional application feedback, contact Elise Rudt.