U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA)

Provides assistance to local schools’ English departments where Fulbrighters are placed in classrooms to teach English as a second language.

The upcoming deadline to apply for the 2024-2025 cycle is October 15th of 2023 at 5:00 PM EST.

Application cycle:

April 1, 2023

October 15, 2023

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This program provided assistance to local schools’ English departments where Fulbrighters are placed in classrooms to teach English as a second language. The potential ETA applicant must have at least two years’ teaching experience in a classroom at any grade level and teaching any subject (not necessarily English). Working as a TA or a core teacher is considered classroom experience. This experience can be part-time, full-time, or volunteer teaching. The two years of experience does not have to be continuous but must total two years. Tutoring does not count as classroom teaching experience.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who hold a degree in TESOL/TEFL, Applied Linguistics, or Education.


  • Applicants must be US citizens at the time of application.
  • Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree before the beginning date of the grant.
  • Sufficient proficiency in spoken Arabic is preferred in order to communicate.
  • Two years teaching experience in a classroom setting is mandatory
  • The candidate should be well-rounded, mature, articulate, resourceful, and flexible, and demonstrate the initiative, leadership and confidence required to teach English in a foreign setting.
  • Holding a degree in TESOL/TEFL, Applied Linguistics, or Education is preferable.

For eligibility essentials please click here.

How to apply

All applicants must complete and submit their application via the Fulbright Online Application. This is where you enter data, upload documents, and register your recommenders and foreign language evaluator.

For more information and to access the application for the 2024/2025 competition cycle please click here.

Required tests

A foreign language evaluation and language self-evaluation forms must be submitted

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Required documents

  • Statement of grant purpose
  • Personal statement
  • Foreign language forms
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts

For more information on the required documents please click here.

Recommendation letters

Three letters of recommendation are required.

For more information please click here.

What do we cover?

  • Round-trip transportation to the host country
  • Funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country
  • Accident & Sickness Health Benefits
  • Language study programs
  • Mid-term enrichment activities

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The Bi-national Fulbright Commission in Jordan strives to ensure that its efforts reflect the diversity of both, Jordanian and American societies.  The Commission seeks and encourages the involvement of people from traditionally underrepresented audiences in all its scholarships, grants, programs and other higher educational exchange activities and its workforce and workplace.  Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Commission is committed to fairness, equity and inclusion.


Q: Where do I find the application for this award category?
A: Online applications and guidelines, please click here.

Q: Do I have to be proficient in Arabic to be eligible for this award?
A: Yes, having Arabic Study would put the applicant would be an advantage.

Q: Can the Commission in Jordan help you with finding a host institution ?
A: The Commission is responsible for placing the ETA in a suitable host institution.

Q: How many years of teaching experience do I need?
A: The potential ETA applicant is strongly preferred to have at least two year’s face-time/teaching experience in front of a classroom at any grade-level, teaching any subject (not necessarily English). Either working as a TA or as a core teacher would be considered classroom experience.  It could be a part-time, full-time job, or a volunteer teaching experience.  The two year experience does not have to be continuous. One-on-one tutoring won’t be considered classroom experience.

Q: Is funding available for my family as well?
A: Yes, if you are selected, this award funds spouses and children.

Q: How many letter of recommendation do I need?
A: You need three letters of recommendation.

Q: What are the financial benefits of this award category?
A: Grant benefits differ by country and type of award. Generally speaking, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents. Check the award description in the catalog of awards and/or consult program staff responsible for the particular award you are interested in.

Q: I applied last year and was unsuccessful. How can I find out why I wasn’t selected so I can improve my application for the current competition?
A: Final selections are based on feedback from the U.S. peer review committees as well as posts and commissions abroad. CIES operates in conformity with the policies of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB). According to FFSB policy, CIES cannot give applicants the specific reasons for selection or non-selection. If you are interested in reapplying, you are encouraged to contact the CIES country or regional lead, who can provide general guidance on reapplying.

Additional guidance

For more information on this award category please click here.

To view the Web page ref the 2024-2025 U.S ETA Program, please click here.

To view the Review Criteria for these Awards, please click here.

To view the Catalog of Awards, please click here.

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