Program Description

The Department of State's English Language Specialist Program recruits U.S. academics and professionals in the fields of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL/TESL) and Applied Linguistics to conduct programs overseas ranging from two weeks to four 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.

General Program Requirements

For detailed eligibility requirements, please see the application information below. 

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For detailed eligibility requirements and application information, please visit the English Language Specialist Program website.

Program Contact Information

For more information about all of programs the U.S. Department of State has to offer, please visit: the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs website.

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