English Language Specialist Program

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The U.S. Department of State's English Language Specialist Program recruits U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Applied Linguistics, or related fields to conduct programs overseas ranging from two weeks to three 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.

Learn how to apply on the English Language Specialist website.

Program Length

2 weeks - 3 months

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public 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. Learn more at the English Language Programs website.

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