The Fulbright-Nehru English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) program provides opportunities to graduating seniors, recent graduates or Masters' students who demonstrate a high level of maturity and the initiative to teach English at the secondary level. ETAs will generally teach conversational English and some grammar/composition to middle and high school students.
Duration: Nine months
Candidate profile: Candidates must be native English speakers. Candidates need to be adaptable, flexible, independent, and must enjoy working with children. Education majors are encouraged to apply, but applicants from all majors are welcome. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.
Nature of assignment: Fulbright-Nehru ETAs are typically placed in non-profit and government-aided schools across India. ETAs are expected to be present at the school during the entire work day and during exam periods. USIEF will encourage the schools to program the ETAs in teaching other classes while their students undergo their exams. Approximately 15-20 hours per week of teaching is expected, plus all class preparation time and additional school-related activities.
The ETAs generally do a mix of co-teaching and independent teaching depending on the requirements of the school as well as the assistant’s background and qualifications. ETAs will assist in teaching conversational English and composition to middle and high school students and often help their students through the formation of and participation in various clubs (debate, drama, sports, among others).
Applications should highlight the applicant’s talents/experience in coaching sports, music, theatre, art, and other skills that could be useful for engaging students both in and out of the classroom.
Deadline: Deadlines vary. Please check with your campus Fulbright representative/committee.
Please visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/india
for grant benefit details and application procedures.