The English Teaching Assistant Program aims to foster interest in learning English in Taiwanese students and provide an opportunity for cultural exchange to both Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) and the host communities. The program brings American college graduates to underserved and mostly rual elementary schools for an 11-month period. During the period, Fulbright Taiwan supports and trains ETAs to be well prepared in serving as an English Teacher and an American cultural ambassador.

ETAs are placed in Taipei, Yilan, Taichung, Taitung, Kaohsiung, Hualien, and Kinmen. In each site, there is a local coordinator responsible for the following:

  1. Personal Support: coordinating and directing housing, transportation, health issues, etc.

  2. Communication: mediating between schools, administrators, and teachers

  3. Documentation: securing legal paperwork

A team of TEFL advisors based in Taipei as well as local advisors for each region also provide additional support, including TEFL workshops, feedback on biweekly reports, classroom observations, and research projects.

TEFL Advisory Team (2019-2020)

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Agnes Tang

Baylor University, Waco, TX

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching

Tiffany Hwang

University of Virginia, VA

M.Ed. in Educational Psychology and Applied Development Science

Danielle Little

Saint Michael's College, VT

Master in TESOL


Ellen Johnston

University of Northern Iowa, IA

Master in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Lara Carmona

Washington State University, WA

Master in Curriculum Development and Teaching English as a Second Language

For candidates interested in applying for a TEFL Advisor scholarship, please visit this page for more information.

Foundation for Scholarly Exchange Staff


Executive Director - Dr. Randall Nadeau
Director of Finance & Administration - Cherry Yen
IT & HR Coordinator - Eric Chen
Multimedia Producer & Marketing Manager - Sam Chiou
Events & Financial Specialist - Vicky Tsai
Adminstrative Assistant - Jeff Wang
Financial Assistant - Yuri Yu
Director of Fulbright Traditional Program - Lisa Lin
US Traditional Program Manager - Charlie Cheng
Program Manager of EducationUSA & Development - Clarence Fu
TW Traditional Program Coordinator - Edith Wang
US Traditional Program Assistant - Charlene Wang
Alumni & CSAT Marketing Specialist - Dalia Chang
CSAT Program Coordinator - Astin Chang
Director of Fulbright ETA Program - Kelly Chang
Program Specialist (ETA Program) - Kelly Lin
Program Coordinator (ETA Program) - Ariel Peng