Awards to Taiwan

FSE Bilingual Teacher Trainer Awards

Description and Purpose

Bilingual Teacher Training Awards, established by Foundation of Scholarly Exchange (FSE), provide Bilingual education specialists with the opportunity to spend 11 months as academic advisors of Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) who are teaching in Bilingual programs. Advisors work with American ETAs, their counterpart Taiwanese local English and content teachers, and TEFL Teacher Training Grantees.

As academic advisors, Fulbright’s Bilingual education specialists enhance the ETAs’, local English and content teachers’ professional expertise through school visits, classroom observations, consultations and coordination. Through supervising these outstanding American and Taiwanese local English and content teachers, the advisors contribute to the English/Bilingual Teaching environment in Taiwan. In cooperation with local universities, they also have the chance to enrich their research and teaching experiences.

The duration of the grant is normally for 11 months beginning after July 15th, 2020 and before July 25th, 2020. With Selection Committee approval, renewal for a second and final 11 months may be considered.

GRANTS

1 award

ACTIVITY

Training & Research

LENGTH

11 months

DEADLINE

March 31, 2020

Responsibilities & Expectations

Fulbright Bilingual education specialists are primarily responsible for facilitating the professional development of Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) and local English and content teachers who are teaching in Bilingual programs across the program’s ten sites in Taiwan. With support from local staff and professors at each site, Bilingual education specialists lead workshops about teaching techniques, language acquisition, and related topics for ETAs and the local teachers who work in elementary and middle schools. 

  1. Locations of Travel: Taipei, Taichung, Changhua, Yunlin, Kaohsiung, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung, and Kinmen.
  2. Summer Training: Provide some teacher training instruction and other support for ETAs and local teachers in August; teacher training is spread over the month.
  3. Workshops: For each 18-week semester, each recipient runs different weekday afternoon workshops focused on practical applications (rotating weekly among different locations). Each recipient will also hold workshops for the government to train local teachers.
  4. Reports: Provide written feedback on some of 10 ETAs’ bi-weekly reports.
  5. Teaching observations: Attend and comment on up to 16 of each semester’s classroom observations.
  6. Consultation: 1. Provide, on request, support and consultation to the assigned Bilingual schools or the schools prepared to be Bilingual schools. 2. Provide individual advice to ETAs and local teachers regarding co-teaching and teaching methods.
  7. Organize English/Bilingual teaching forum: Organize training forum and teacher training programs.
  8. Camps: Instruct the ETAs about the content of the English/Bilingual Camps in remote areas and their sites as part of ETAs’ community service.
  9. Cultural Events: participate in host family gatherings, Dragon Boat Festival, ETA school interviews, and promotional sessions of the ETA Program
  10. Office Hours: The main office will be based in Taipei; grantees need to be in the office during days when they are not attending the above activities in the field.

Benefits

  1. Monthly stipend of NT$60,000 – NT$80,000 (depending upon the degree and qualifications of the grantee)
  2. Round-trip airfare between Taiwan and current residence
  3. Settling allowance of NT$36,000 upon arrival
  4. National Health Insurance
  5. Travel reimbursement for transportation costs incurred in traveling between locations; hotel reimbursement up to NT$2,500 per night for to business travel between locations.

The grant experience offers close professional interactions with Taiwanese English teachers, content teachers, and local professors. Moreover, recipients have many opportunities to travel around Taiwan, visit major cities and see beautiful remote areas, including the indigenous areas.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants with a Master’s degree and Bilingual teaching experience are eligible who:

  1. Currently teach or conduct research in Bilingual education in an institution in Taiwan or other English-speaking country.
  2. Are a native English speaker or fluent in English.
  3. Have first-hand experience with Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in English.
  4. Hold official citizenship from Taiwan or another English-speaking country

Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field of Bilingual education, are eligible who:

  1. Have been in a relevant field of Bilingual education for more than 2 years.
  2. Have held the rank of assistant professor, its equivalent or higher for at least two years, and are affiliated with a   university or research institution in Taiwan or other English speaking or English-as-an-official-language country.
  3. Are a native English speaker or fluent in English.
  4. Have first-hand experience with Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in English.
  5. Hold official citizenship from Taiwan or another English-speaking country

Note: While a background in Mandarin is useful, it is not necessary for the position.

More Information Below

Application Procedure

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Interested candidates should submit the following required documents to the Foundation of Scholarly Exchange through email, dated no later than March 31, 2020.

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  1. A purpose of statement in English for teacher training & research
  2. English CV (with your cell phone number or easy-to-be contacted number) and email address.
  3. Two English or Chinese recommendation letters
  4. Academic Transcripts
  5. Degree Certification (Diploma)
  6. Copy of R.O.C. ID card or the copy of passport of other English speaking countries

E-mail to Ms. Ariel Peng at arielpeng@fulbright.org.tw

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Contact

Ms. Ariel Peng
Email: arielpeng@fulbright.org.tw
Tel: 886-2-2388-2100#192
Fax: 886-2-2388-2855