2023-2024 FSE TEFL / EMI Advisor Scholarship
- Fulbright Taiwan
- Taipei (TW)
- Monthly stipend of NT$65,000 - NT$90,000 (depending upon the qualifications of the grantee)
- Closing date
- Apr 23, 2023
- Job Role
- Teacher Educator
- Focus Area
- Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, Postsecondary Education, Pre-K, Secondary Education
- Job Type
Grant Description and Purpose
The FSE English Teacher Trainer scholarship program provides qualified TEFL teachers or professors with the opportunity to spend one year as Academic Advisors for Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) and English Teaching Flagship (ETF) participants who serve at K-9 & university levels. Advisors work with the Americans and their counterparts Taiwanese Local English Teachers (LETs).
The purpose of the program is to enhance professional expertise through visits, observations, consultations, and coordination. By supervising these outstanding American and Taiwanese English teachers, the Advisors contribute to creating a better English Teaching environment in Taiwan.
The duration of the grant is 11 months beginning after July 15, 2023, and concluding before June 30, 2024. With the Selection Committee's approval, renewal for a second and final 11 months may be considered.
Monthly stipend of NT$65,000 - NT$90,000 (depending upon the qualifications of the grantee)
Round-trip airfare between Taiwan and current residence (for non-Taiwan residents)
A settling-in allowance of NT$36,000 in the 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 a native English-speaking country
Are either native English speakers or fluent in English
Applicants with a Ph.D. degree who are citizens of Taiwan or a native English- speaking country are eligible who:
Have been in the 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 another English-speaking country
- Training Activities
Primary activity – Professional Development for teachers: Instruct Local English Teachers (LETs) and American grantees, with the cooperation of local staff and professors at each site. American grantees are usually co-teaching with LETs in elementary and a few junior high schools. TEFL Advisors 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 for American grantees and LETs in August; teacher training is spread over the month
Workshops: For each 18-week semester, each Advisor runs approximately 4 different weekday afternoon TEFL workshops focused on practical applications (rotating weekly among different locations)
Reports: Provide written feedback on up to 15 American grantees’ bi-weekly reports
Teaching observations: Attend and comment on up to 16 classroom observations each semester
Consultation: Provide, on request, individual advice to American grantees and LETs regarding co-teaching and teaching methods
Organize training forums and teacher training programs
Camps: Instruct the American grantees about the content of the English Camps in remote areas and their sites as part of American grantees’ community service
Cultural Events: Participate in host family gatherings, Dragon Boat Festival, American grantees’ school interviews, and so on
Office Hours: TEFL Advisors do not need to go to the office on a daily basis; however, if there is any in-person training session or team meetings, it is mandatory to participate; there is a requirement of checking in to the base offices approximately 3 days per week
- Application Procedure
Application Deadline: April 20, 2023(UTC/GMT+8:00)
Online Interviews March-April, 2023
Announcement April 2023
Grant Notification April 2023
Visa application May, 2023
Flight arrangements June 2023
- Required Documents
- Statement Of Purpose:
Tell us about your experience and why you are interested in applying for this grant and why you want to do teaching training, especially in Taiwan. Additionally, we would like you to provide some examples or ideas that can be used in your workshop. Format
The PDF file with single space and 12-point Times New Roman font. The length of the statement should be no more than two pages.
- English CV:
Your most-updated resume with your current contact information (phone number and email address).
- Academic Transcript
The scanned copy of the academic transcript of your highest degree with the school's seal. Format: PDF file.
- Degree Certificate (Diploma):
A scanned copy of your highest academic degree certificate or diploma with the seal of the school.
- 2 Recommendation Letters:
A recommendation letter from your latest employers, supervisors, or institution. It must contain the recommender’s name, title, institution, and contact information.
- Copy Of R.O.C ID Card/ U.S. Passport:
A scanned copy of your U.S. passport / R.O.C. ID Card. Please avoid reflection on the photo.
10-minute Teaching Demo video:
To have the selection committee know you better, it is great to provide a 10-minute clip of your workshop if you like. It can be a demonstration of how you will teach your workshop or a recording of your real workshop. The workshop can be on any topic you think will be beneficial to the ETFs and ETAs. Your 10-minute clip/demonstration should be uploaded to your Youtube channel and provide the link.
- Selection Procedure
Selection Committee reviews all application documents and notifies the candidates of an official English interview
Candidates may have online interviews upon special request
Selected candidates will formally be notified before March 2023
Please reach out to us if you have any more questions or need any extra information.
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