The Department of State's English Language Specialist Program recruits U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/TESL) and Applied Linguistics to conduct programs overseas ranging from two weeks to four months.
The English Language Specialists assist U.S. embassies in delivering and maintaining quality English language programs overseas and promoting mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. U.S. embassies identify and define the English Language Specialist assignments, which may include teacher training, curriculum and textbook development or host institution program evaluation. In some cases, digital video conferences or webinars are used to deliver trainings or consultations.
Program Length2 weeks - 5 months
Eligibility and Application OverviewPublic applications are accepted.
Participants are U.S. citizens with a Master's or Ph.D. degree in TESOL (or related degree). See eligibility details for required skills and experience.
Applications are accepted year round. The spring/summer application deadline is May 12 and successful candidates will be notified no later than August 12. The fall/winter cycle deadline is November 12 and successful candidates will be notified by February 12.