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Teaching & Teaching English

A number of opportunities exist for students interested in teaching in the United States as well as teaching English abroad. Students should carefully review the requirements, costs, expectations and in-country resources of each opportunity in order to pursue the best fit.

Teaching English Abroad
Teaching in the United States

Teaching English Abroad
ACLE (Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational): A non-profit association endorsed by the Italian Ministry of Education to teach English and organize drama courses for teachers. The organization is the first to use theatre to teach English. Participants do not need Italian language or previous teaching experience.

CIEE Teach Abroad: CIEE offers paid teaching positions in 12 countries (Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam) for university graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse themselves in a foreign community.

Fulbright US Student Program: Cultural exchange funded by US State Department. One-year post-graduate fellowship for research, study, or teaching English abroad.

Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program: Promotes grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. Participants serve as assistant language teachers throughout Japan. Must have native or near-native English proficiency.

Peace Corps: Sponsored by the US government, participants assist in infrastructure and community development, including teaching, construction, community organizing and medical aid.

Princeton in Africa / in Asia / in Latin America: Participants are placed in communities to participate in a variety of service projects, including teaching English at the university or secondary level.

SITE (Study Intercultural Training Experience) Program: The SITE program is an opportunity for those with Italian language training to teach serve as an English –language teaching assistant in Italy.

US English Teaching Assistant in Austria: Participants serve as native speaker in Austrian secondary schools, making learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.

US Teaching Assistant in France: Participants work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages in public schools across all regions of France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

US English Teaching Assistant in Germany: In the International Exchange of Language Assistants (FSA), students can participate in foreign language education at a foreign educational institution and thus deepen their knowledge of the language and culture of the host country. You will get an insight into the local education system and its teaching methods. The program enables prospective teachers to undergo intensive language and methodological-didactic training. At the host institutions, they enliven and enliven lessons as young, motivated and experienced native speakers of native languages.

US Teaching Assistant in Spain: The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The program is primarily devoted to providing grants for US and Canadian university students –majoring in any subject- and graduates with some proficiency in Spanish. Participants assist a teacher in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain. (12-16 hours a week).

Teaching in the United States
Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship: Participants serve as a member of team helping support middle school students in low income communities, providing additional academic support and hands-on learning. Fellows are members of Americorps, so they receive the benefits of Americorps volunteers.

City Year: Participants are placed in educational and youth programs in cities across the US for one year, primarily working with youth in at-risk communities.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship: Up to $24,000 to support 2 years of graduate study towards a master's degree concentrating on American history or government; for students who teach or plan to teach American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7–12).  US citizenship required. 50 awards are made (1 from each state)

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship: Academic and professional support for individuals who intend to teach high-school level mathematics, physical sciences, or biological sciences. Applicants must have a teaching credential by the September of the fellowship year.

Teach for America: Teach for America places recent college graduates in teaching positions in public schools across the country. Corps members teach grades K-12, in all subjects. The mission of TFA is to reduce the educational gap among American students.

TNTP Teaching Fellows: Recent college grads and career changes participate in this training and certification program to ultimately teach in high-need schools across the country.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship: $30,000 stipend to support pursuit of master's in teaching; mentoring and training for secondary school teaching in STEM subjects.  Training takes place in Georgia. Major or professional background in a STEM field required.  US citizenship or permanent residency required.