English Language Fellow Program


Through the English Language Fellow (EL Fellow) Program, highly qualified U.S. educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) participate in 10-month-long fellowships at academic institutions throughout the world.

he EL Fellow Program fosters mutual understanding, promotes English language learning and enhances English teaching capacity abroad. Through projects sponsored by U.S. embassies, EL Fellows share their professional expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures.

To date, 1,000s of EL Fellows have conducted projects in more than 80 countries. Examples of past EL Fellow projects include: Classroom Teaching, Teacher Training, In-Service and Pre-Service Training, Curriculum Development, Workshop and Seminar Design, Program Evaluation, Needs Assessment, Testing, and English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

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Send questions or comments to fellow@elprograms.org

Program Length

10 months

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public applications are accepted.

To be eligible for the EL Fellow program you must have:

  • U.S. Citizenship 
  • Graduate level degree in TESOL, applied linguistics, or a field related to English language teaching
  • Experience and a demonstrated commitment to teaching ESL/EFL

To learn more about the English Language Fellow Program or submit an application, visit the English Language Programs website.

Email: fellow@elprograms.org

More details on applying and eligibility

Country-Specific Information

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The EL Fellow program applications period opens September 6, 2016. To apply, visit the English Language Programs website.

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