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Virtual ESL/EFL Global Projects for the U.S. Department of State in 2024/2025

About English Language Programs, U.S. Department of State

English Language Programs places highly qualified U.S. citizen educators in the field of TESOL on projects funded by the U.S. Department of State to assist U.S. Embassies in delivering English language programs and supporting public diplomacy and mutual understanding through cultural exchange.

Duties

Position Overview

Teach Globally From Home The Virtual English Language Educator Program offers experienced U.S. ESL/EFL professionals paid part-time virtual assignments at universities and other institutions worldwide. Virtual English Language Educator projects focus on training pre-service teachers, teaching university students or adult professionals, and building English language capacity in local communities. Virtual Educators are citizen ambassadors who promote mutual understanding through English language learning and cultural exchange.

Program Benefits

Stipend ($35 per contact hour)

Compensation for pre-project planning and pre-lesson prep, commensurate with the scope of the project

Virtual activities allowance

Access to a professional network of highly-experienced TESOL professionals and professional development events

2024-2025

The Virtual English Language Educator Program is now recruiting applicants for the 2024-2025 academic year, with projects starting as early as August 2024. The Virtual English Language Educator Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. For more information and to apply, visit our website: http://elprograms.org/virtual-educator-program/

Qualifications

ESL/EFL educators with:

  • Five years of experience in education, including at least three years in ESL/EFL classrooms
  • A graduate degree, preferably in TESOL or a related field
  • Online teaching experience (preferred)
  • Personal qualities of flexibility, resourcefulness, and cultural adaptability U.S. citizenship

Application instructions

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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