Teaching Fellowships Available - USA and Saudia Arabia
Marlboro College Graduate School, INTERLINK Language Centers, and English Gate Academy are pleased to announce teaching fellowships for 2013-2014. The fellowship is designed to prepare qualified and innovative teachers of English who base their instruction on learners and learning, communicative use of language, cultural understanding, group learning, and reflective practice.
Fellows enhance their teaching effectiveness by completing Marlboro College’s MA in Teaching the English Language (MAT-ESOL) and teaching an INTERLINK curriculum at one of English Gate Academy’s multiple teaching sites on campuses of the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, an agency of the Saudi Arabia government.
Fellowships consist of two summers of full-time study in Vermont, USA, complemented by online instruction between summers and two years of full-time teaching in Saudi Arabia.
Fifty percent (50%) of graduate tuition, $10,600 (USD), will be contributed by INTERLINK / EGA
A monthly fellowship stipend of $2,500* for the first academic year of teaching (September 2013 – June 2014)
A base salary of $37,000 per annum, plus other credits, when degree is conferred
Additional salary credits for superior proficiency in a second language, Peace Corps service, previous ESOL teaching experience in the Middle East, and others
A bonus of 5% for each year of EGA teaching service completed
Round-trip transportation to and from Saudi Arabia each year (valued at $2,000-$4,000)
Local transportation to and from campus each day (valued at $2,500)
Furnished housing (two to three-bedroom apartments to be shared by two instructors; valued at $16,000)
Medical insurance, with 10% co-pay (valued at $5,000)
Work visa procurement (valued at $5,000)
Local holidays, plus paid 45-day annual vacation
Annual renewable contract
Contracts may be renewed contingent upon instructor’s performance and continuation of the program
*Untaxed by Saudi Arabia
Minimum of one year ESL/EFL teaching experience with adult learners
Teaching experience with absolute beginning language learners
Fellow must have native or near-native fluency in English and superior communication skills
Strong computer skills
Commitment to students, the profession, and a learner-centered teaching method
Ability to adapt to a way of life requiring understanding, conformity, and flexibility
Experience with course management systems and/or use of technology in the classroom
May 6 – June 28, 2013 Online coursework (4-5 hours per week)
June 29 – August 24, 2013 Face-to-face coursework at Marlboro College Graduate Center, Vermont, USA
September 2013 – June 2014 INTERLINK teaching at one of EGA’s TVTC centers in Saudi Arabia
July – end of August 2013 Second summer of coursework at Marlboro College
September 2014 – July 2015 Second year of INTERLINK teaching for EGA at TVTC in Saudi Arabia
Non-tuition expenses for Summer 2014 are estimates.
Fellow’s Tuition Contribution
INTERLINK / EGA Contribution
Fe llow’s Other Costs
To apply, register at http://fellows.tvtcinterlink.net and upload three references, resume, and other items as detailed online. The quantity of fellowships is limited.
Applicants must complete their application no later than 8 January 2013.
By 15 January 2013, the selection committee will announce its decisions. Applicants who are selected by INTERLINK/EGA then apply to Marlboro. To receive the fellowship, applicants must apply and be accepted by both INTERLINK/EGA and Marlboro.
INTERLINK Language Centers, USA
Marlboro College Graduate School, Master of Arts in TESOL, USA
Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, Saudi Arabia
English Gate Academy, Saudi Arabia