Fulbright TEFL Advisor Scholarship

English Teacher Training & Research Award

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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. Advisors work with the American ETAs and their Taiwanese counterparts, local English teachers (LETs).

As academic 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.

Duration

The duration of the grant is normally for 12 months and begins on July 15, 2018. With Selection Committee approval, it possible to renew the award for an additional 12 months.

Benefits

Up to three recipients will be awarded with the grant, which includes: 

  • Monthly stipend of NT$60,000–$80,000 (depending on the degree and qualifications of the grantee) 
  • Travel: reimbursement for the transportation costs incurred in traveling between locations

The grant experience offers close professional interactions with Taiwanese’s TEFL teachers and local professors. Recipients have many opportunities to travel around the island, to visit major cities and see beautiful remote areas, including the aboriginal tribes.

Eligibility

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

  1. Currently teach or conduct research in TEFL in an institution in Taiwan or other English speaking country.
  2. Hold official citizenship from Taiwan or from a native English speaking country.
  3. Are a native English speaker or are fluent in English

B. Applicants with a Ph.D. degree, who hold official citizenship from Taiwan or are from a native English speaking country, are eligible who:

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

    OR
     
  2. 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 country.

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

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 seven sites in Taiwan. With support from local staff and professors at each site, TEFL advisors lead workshops about teaching techniques, language acquisition, and related topics for ETAs and LETs who work in elementary and middle schools. Additional expectations are listed below.

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 seven sites in Taiwan. With support from local staff and professors at each site, TEFL advisors lead workshops about teaching techniques, language acquisition, and related topics for ETAs and LETs who work in elementary and middle schools. Additional expectations are listed below.

  • Locations of Travel: Hualien, Kaohsiung, Kinmen, Taichung, Taipei, Taitung, Yilan
  • Summer Training: Provide some teacher training instruction for ETAs and LETs in August, Teacher training is spread over the month.
  • Workshops: For each 18-week semester, each recipient runs approximately 4 different Wednesday afternoon TEFL workshops focused on practical applications (rotating weekly among different locations);
  • Reports: Provide written feedback on some of the 16 ETAs weekly or 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 ETAs and LETs regarding co-teaching and teaching methods.
  • Organize 2 days training forum: Organizing the 2 days co-teaching forum for all the ETAs and LETs at the Mid Year Conference
  • Camps: Instruct the ETAs about the content of the English Camps in remote areas and their sites as part of ETAs’ community service.
 
 

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit the following required documents to the Foundation of Scholarly Exchange, postmarked no later than February 26, 2018:

    • A purpose of statement in English for teacher training & research
    • English CV (with your cell phone number or easy-to-be contacted number) and email address.
    • 2 English or Chinese recommendation letters
    • Academic transcripts and degree certification 
    • Copy of R.O.C. ID card or the copy of passport of other English speaking countries

    Materials should be submitted to:

    The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange
    2F, 45 Yanping South Road
    Taipei 10043, Taiwan

    Contact person:

    Ms. Kelly Chang
    Tel: 886-2-2388-2100#136
    Fax: 886-2-2388-2855
    E-mail: kchang@fulbright.org.tw


    英語教學培訓獎學金

    一、設立宗旨:

    此獎項由學術交流基金會創設,旨在提升臺灣英語教學環境與品質,提供具備教學英語為第二外語之教師或相關領域教授為期一年獎學金,資助受獎人投入英語教學之培養與專業研究計畫。受獎期間擔任教學顧問,指導參與英語協同教學助理計畫 (ETA)之美籍教學助理與台灣在地的英語教師。透過實地訪視指導教學並籌劃執行各類培訓課程,提升台灣英語教師與美籍英語協同教學助理之協同教學品質,並與計畫相關學者們團隊合作,奠定豐富研究教學資歷。

    二、獎助內容 (最多可提供3名)

    (一)    每月獎助津貼約為臺幣6萬元至臺幣8萬元(依受獎人學歷與資歷考量而定)。

    (二)    差旅資助: 憑據全額補助往返各區域學校之交通費。

    (三)    住宿津貼: 憑據補助上限為單日新臺幣2500元之住宿費用。

    三、申請人資格:

    (一)    具有國內或國外研究所之碩士學位並有英語教學(TEFL)教學經驗者,且須具下列所有條件:

    1. 為中華民國合法公民或有其它英語系國家之合法國籍
    2. 曾或目前於臺灣或其它英語系國家擔任英語教學教職或相關領域研究工作
    3. 英語為母語者或英語流利者

     

    (二)    具有國內或國外英語教學(TEFL)相關領域博士學位,須具下列條件:

    1. 為中華民國合法公民或有其它英語系國家之合法國籍
    2. 具備至少2年相關領域之英語教學經驗或目前於臺灣或其它英語系國家大專院校擔任至少兩年助理教授以上之教職

    四、教學及研究內容說明:

    <專業英語教學師訓>

    指導服務於國中小學在地英語教師及傅爾布萊特英語協同教學助理,並參與學術交流基金會英語教學顧問團隊的籌劃。ETA 計畫設立於宜蘭、金門、臺中、高雄、台東、台北、花蓮。

    • 暑期研習:  於八月期間提供教師培訓課程及相關協助。
    • 專業工作坊:每學期有18周,此受獎人需準備4堂教師培訓課程,並於不同區域巡迴講授。
    • 營隊指導: 指導英語協同教學助理英語營隊課程設計及規劃。

    <輔導與研究>

    • 批改報告: 閱讀英語教學助理每周或隔周的教學生活紀錄及提供回饋意見。
    • 教學訪視: 每學期參與部分英語教學助理之教學訪視並撰寫回饋紀錄。
    • 教學顧問: 提供中英語教學助理英語教學方法指導。
    • 規劃活動: 參與籌辦學術交流基金會研究團隊主辦之英語協同教學論壇。
    • 研究規劃: 提供研究團隊相關專業諮詢及參與共識會議。

    <文化活動>

    參與英語協同教學計畫相關之活動,例如:接待家庭聚會、端午划龍舟節慶活動、英語教學助理學校訪問、英語協同教學計畫宣傳活動等。

    五、申請辦法及截止日期:

    請將下列紙本文件於2018226前寄出給本會(郵戳為憑)

    1. 英文教學計畫書乙份 (2頁)
    2. 中文或英文簡歷
    3. 2封推薦信 (可使用中文或英文撰寫;包含推薦人之手機號碼)
    4. 國籍認證 (臺灣身分證影本乙份或及他國國籍之護照影本乙份)

    收件地址:

    臺北市10043延平南路45號2樓
    學術交流基金會
    傅爾布萊特交換計畫

    承辦人:

     張小姐  Kelly Chang
    電話:     (02)2388-2100#136
    傳真:  (02)2388-2855
    電郵:  kchang@fulbright.org.tw

    六、甄選程序:

    (一)           遴選委員於2018年審查資料,通過審查之申請者將接獲英文面試通知

    (二)           如有特殊情況需要,亦可採取遠端Skype面試。

    (三)           本會將於2018年3月底前正式通知受獎者