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2022-2023 FSE English Teacher Trainer Program TEFL Advisor Scholarship

Fulbright Taiwan
Taiwan (TW)
Monthly stipend NT$60,000 -NT$80,000 + benefits
Closing date
Mar 1, 2022

Job Details

Grant Description and Purpose

These grants provide qualified TEFL teachers or professors with the opportunity to spend one year as Academic Advisors of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) program, English Teaching Fellow (ETF) and English Language Teaching Assistants (ELTA) who foreign university students are teaching part time in the elementary schools and junior high schools. Advisors work with the American ETAs and their counterpart Taiwanese Local English Teachers (LETs). 

The purpose is to enhance mainly ETAs’ and LETs’ professional expertise through visits, observations, consultations, and coordination. By supervising these outstanding American and Taiwanese English teachers, the Advisors contribute and enhance the English Teaching environment in Taiwan. In cooperation with local universities.




The grant period is 11 months, starting from July 15th 2022 to June 30th 2023. With the approval of the Selection Committee, renewal for another 11 months may be considered.




  • Monthly stipend of NT$60,000 - NT$80,000 (Depending upon the degree and qualifications of the grantee) 

  • Round-trip airfare between Taiwan and current residence (for non-Taiwan residence)

  • An additional allowance of NT$36,000 first month of the grant 

  • National Health Insurance

  • Travel reimbursement for transportation costs incurred in traveling between locations; hotel reimbursement up to NT$2,500 per night for business travel between locations.

  • 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:

  • Currently teach or conduct research in TEFL in any country, including Taiwan

  • Hold official citizenship from Taiwan or from USA.

  • Are native English speakers or are fluent in English

  • Applicants with a Ph.D. degree who are citizens of Taiwan or an English- speaking country are eligible who:

  • Have been in a relevant field of English teaching experiences for more than 2 years

  • 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



    Training Activities

    Primary activity – Professional Development of Teachers: Instruct Local English Teachers (LETs) and mainly Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs), ETFs, and ELTA with the cooperation of local staff and professors at each site. ETAs are usually co-teaching with LETs in elementary and a few junior high schools. The grantees are a crucial part of the team coordinated by Fulbright Taiwan. They need to engage in the following:

  • Summer Training: Provide some teacher training instruction in August; teacher training is spread over the month

  • Workshops: For each 18-week semester, each recipient runs approximately 4 different weekday afternoon TEFL workshops focused on practical applications (rotating weekly among different locations)

  • Reports: Provide written feedback on up to 16 TAs’ bi-weekly reports

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

  • Consultation: Provide, on request, individual advice to TAs regarding co-teaching and teaching methods

  • Organize training forum and teacher training programs

  • Camps: Instruct the TAs about the content of the English Camps in remote areas and their sites as part of  their community service

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

  • 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. 



    How to apply?

  • Submit the following required document to Foundation of Scholarly Exchange through email no later than February 28th, 2022.

  • A Statement of Purpose in English for teacher training 

  • English CV (with your cell phone number or easy-to-be contacted number) and email address

  • English or Chinese recommendation letters

  • Academic transcripts and degree certification 

  • Copy of R.O.C. ID card or copy of passport for other English speaking countries

  • Contact email:



    Selection Procedure

  • Selection Committee reviews all application documents and notifying the candidates for an official English interview 

  • Some candidates may have Skype interviews upon special request 

  • Official candidates will formally be notified before March 2022


The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) is one of the 60+ bi-national/bilateral organizations in the world established specifically to administer the Fulbright educational exchange program outside the U.S. Over the past 60 years, the Foundation has financed over 1,600 Taiwan Fulbright grantees to the U.S. and more than 1,600 U.S. Fulbright grantees coming to Taiwan.

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