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Exchange: English Language Specialist/Speaker Program

Program Description
The English Language Specialist/Speaker Program recruits professionally trained American academicians for short-term assignments of two to six weeks to support U.S. embassy goals. English language specialists are recruited to work on short-term projects in curriculum design, materials development, English for specific purposes (ESP), program evaluation, or teacher training. Specialists are also recruited as plenary speakers for local, national, or regional conferences of English language professionals. In fiscal year 2001, the State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sent a total of 61 specialists to U.S. embassies worldwide.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a US citizen who is or was an educator (teaching, training) teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language and whose highest level/grade of education completed is a master’s, doctoral or professional degree.

Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
Applications for this program can be obtained through this website:

You may contact the program office directly:
English Language Specialist Officer
Office of English Language Programs
U.S. Department of State, SA-44
301 4th Street, S.W., Room 304
Washington, DC 20547

Managing Agency
U.S. Department of State

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