Teaching Fellowships - United States/Saudi Arabia
Marlboro College Graduate School and INTERLINK Language Centers with its partners are pleased to announce teaching fellowships for 2015-2017. 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’s MAT in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT – TESOL) and teaching INTERLINK’s experiential, student-centered curriculum. Fellowships consist of two summers of full-time study in Vermont, USA, which is complemented by online study between summers and two years of full-time teaching in Saudi Arabia.
For more than three decades, INTERLINK has been offering intensive English, academic preparation, and cultural orientation programs to students, scholars and professionals from around the world on university campuses in the U.S. Since 2003, it has been providing foundation year English and orientation programs at Al Yamamah University in Riyadh. In 2010, in cooperation with English Gate Academy (EGA) of Saudi Arabia, INTERLINK began offering intensive English language programs for college-level English learners as well as professionals in a variety of governmental venues and contexts. Due to its popularity and focus on learner-centered approach, INTERLINK continues to expand its operations in the Kingdom, assisting governmental agencies and institutions of higher education in providing language instruction, teacher training, program supervision, and curricular assistance. Since the fall of 2014, it has been offering a special language training project with the Institute of Public Administration, the Kingdom’s main provider for training and development.
Special Selection Note: Applicants must meet INTERLINK employment and Marlboro admission criteria below. Additionally, fellows must also qualify for an employment visa for Saudi Arabia: applicants must not have legal judgments against them; and they must hold a passport of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the USA.
• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum two-year ESL or EFL teaching experience with adult learners
• Teaching experience with absolute beginning language learners
• Superior communication skills
• Experience with technology in the classroom and course management systems
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to a way of life requiring understanding, conformity, and flexibility
• Fifty percent (50%) of fellow’s graduate tuition, $11,160 (USD), contributed by INTERLINK
• Monthly fellowship stipend of $2,500 for the first academic year of teaching (September 2015 – June 2016)
• Base salary of $37,000, per annum, when degree requirements are completed, plus other salary credits
• Additional salary credits for superior proficiency in a second language, Peace Corps service, previous TESOL experience in the Arab countries, and others
• Bonus of 5% for each year of 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-bedroom apartments are shared by two instructors; valued at $16,000)
• Medical insurance in KSA, with 10% co-pay (valued at $5,000)
• Work visa and residency permit (valued at $5,000)
• Local holidays, plus paid 45-day annual vacation
• Annual contract (renewable contingent upon instructor’s performance and continuation of the program)
May 8 – June 26, 2015 On-line coursework (4-5 hours per week)
June 29 – August 22, 2015 Face-to-face coursework, Marlboro College Graduate School, USA
August 23, 2015 – June 2016 INTERLINK teaching, Saudi Arabia with Online coursework
June 27, 2016 – August 19, 2016 Face-to-face coursework, Marlboro College Graduate School, USA
September 2016 – June 2017 INTERLINK teaching, Saudi Arabia
*This assumes a 3% tuition increase, or $705 per credit instead of the current $685 per credit, but is still an estimate until the Board approves it. Future tuition costs as reflected in this document are estimates.
Charges (Non-tuition expenses and tuition for Fall 2015, Winter 2016 and Spring 2016 are estimates.)
Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016 Totals
Tuition Charges $8,220 $2,820 $2,820 (est.) $8,466 (est.) $22,326 (est.)
Health Insurance $200 $200
Book $300 $300
Meals $1,546 $1,600
Room $1,100 $1,100
Totals $11,126 $2,820 $2,820 (est.) $8,466 (est.) $22,326 (est.)
Spring 2015 Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016 Totals
Contribution $8,220 $4,233 (est.) $12,453
Contribution $2,820 $2,820 (est.) $4,233 (est.) $9,873 (est.)
(Total of all
and room) $3,200 (est.) $6,346
Total without Tuition
Totals $11,366 $2,820 $2,820 (est.) $11,666 (est.) $28,672 (est.)
Stage One: Employment Qualification
Open an Employment application at:
Upload three references, resume, and other items as indicated. Application must be complete before February 27th, 2015. Early application is strongly encouraged.
Stage Two: Academic Qualification
Open an Master’s Degree application at:
Preferred application deadline is January 31, 2015.
Applicants not selected for Stage One may continue with the Marlboro application and enroll independently.