Awards to Taiwan

FSE English Teacher Training Award (TEFL/Bilingual Advisor)

Description and Purpose

The award provide qualified TEFL teachers or professors with the opportunity to spend one year as TEFL and bilingual education professional advisors of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) program. Advisors work with the American ETAs and their Taiwanese counterparts, local English teachers (LETs).

 

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

 

The award period is 11 months, starting from July 15th 2022 to June 30th 2023. With Selection Committee approval, renewal for a second and final 11 months may be considered.

AWARD

Up to 20 awards

Activity

Training

Length

11 months

Deadline

February 28, 2022

Responsibilities & Expectations

Fulbright TEFL advisors are primarily responsible for facilitating the professional development of Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) and local English teachers (LETs) across the program’s 13 sites in Taiwan. With support from local staff and professors at each site, TEFL and Bilingual Education advisors lead workshops about teaching techniques, language acquisition, and related topics for ETAs and LETs who work in elementary and junior high schools. 

Additional expectations are listed below:

  1. Locations of Local Schools: Taipei, New Taipei, Taichung, Changhua, Yunlin, Chiayi, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Yilan, Hualien,
    Taitung, Kinmen, and Penghu

  2. Summer Training: Provide teacher training instruction for ETAs and LETs in August. Teacher training is spread over the month

  3. Workshops: For each 18-week semester, each recipient runs approximately 10-12 different TEFL workshops focused on practical applications (rotating weekly among different locations)

  4. Reports: Provide written feedback on up to 16 of the ETAs’ bi-weekly reports

  5. Teaching observations: Attend and comment on up to 16 of each semester’s classroom observations

  6. Consultation: Provide, on request, individual advice to ETAs and LETs regarding co-teaching and teaching methods.

  7. Organize a 2-day training forum: Organizing a 2-day English teaching forum for all the ETAs and LETs at the Fulbright Mid-Year Conference

  8. Camps: Instruct the ETAs about the content of English Camps or English Villages in remote areas and their sites as part of ETAs’ community service

  9. Cultural Events: participate in host family gatherings, Dragon Boat Festival, school interviews, and promotional sessions of English Teaching Related Programs

  10. Office Hours: TEFL Advisor does not need to go to the office on a daily basis; however, if there is any in-person training session or team meetings, it’s mandatory to participate

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 (for non-Taiwan residence)
  3. An additional allowance of NT$36,000 first month of the grant
  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 business travel between locations.
  6. The grant experience offers close professional interactions with Taiwanese TEFL teachers and local professors. Recipients have many opportunities to travel around the island, visit major cities and see beautiful remote areas, including the indigenous areas.

Eligibility Criteria

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

  1. Currently teach or conduct research in TEFL in any country, including Taiwan.
  2. Hold official citizenship from Taiwan or from the U.S.
  3. Are native English speakers or are fluent in English.

Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in TEFL fields, are eligible who:

  1. Have been in a relevant field of English teaching experiences for more than 2 years.
  2. Hold official citizenship from Taiwan or from the U.S.
  3. Have held the rank of assistant professor (or its equivalent) or higher for at least two years, and are affiliated with a university or research institution in Taiwan or other English speaking countries.

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

More Information Below

Application Procedure

1

Interested candidates should submit the following required documents to the Foundation of Scholarly Exchange, through email dated no later than February 28, 2022.

2

  1. A Statement of Purpose in English for teacher training
  2. English CV (with your cell phone number or easy-to-be contacted number) and email address
  3. Two recommendation letters in English or Mandarin (TEFL and/or academic experience related)
  4. Academic transcripts and degree certification
  5. Copy of R.O.C. ID card or copy of U.S. passport

3

  1. Selection Committee will review all application documents and notify the candidates for an official English interview by Email
  2. Some candidates may have online interviews upon special request
  3. Official candidates will formally be notified in March 2022

Grantee Story

Contact

Scholarship Recruitment Team for English Teaching Program

Email: ENteaching@fse.fulbright.org.tw
Tel: 886-2-2388-2100#192
Fax: 886-2-2388-2855