Opportunities for Educators

Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program

The U.S. Embassy in Budapest announces annual competitions for the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program and Fulbright TEA Media Literacy Program. These programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. Current secondary-level full-time teachers of English, math, science, or social studies including special education teachers in those subjects, who speak English and have a minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience, are eligible to apply. Selected finalists will participate in a six-week exchange program in the United States, take academic seminars for professional development at a host university, and observe and share their expertise with teachers and students at host university and at local secondary schools in the U.S. The application period has closed for 2023 – 2024. Keep an eye out for the call for applications for 2024 – 2025.

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary school educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad. Detailed information

America Day

U.S. Embassy Budapest opens their call for applications for Hungarian high schools to participate in a unique program series called America Day. The full day program offers students and teachers a chance to learn about the Embassy’s work, get detailed information about our exchange programs, and experience American history and culture in a creative way. Detailed information

English Language Fellow Program

The English Language Fellow Program, supported by the U.S. Department of State, provides professionally trained American teachers and teacher trainers for universities, teacher training institutes, and other institutions of language education worldwide. Fellows teach English language and implement special teacher training, methodology, and curriculum development projects. If you are interested to host an English Language Fellow, contact us.

Speakers and Specialists

The English Language Specialist Program, a program within the U.S. Department of State English Language Programs Office, provides training for schools, universities and other academic institutions conducted by American academics in the fields of English as a Foreign Language and Applied Linguistics to schools and universities on a short term basis. Workshops, seminars and conference keynotes on topics such as curriculum development, teacher training and education, textbook development, English for Specific Purposes, and program evaluation can all be facilitated by these American experts. If you are interested to host an English Language Specialist, contact us.

English Teaching FORUM Magazine is a quarterly journal published by the United States Department of State. It has articles by and for teachers of English worldwide. We welcome and encourage submissions from Hungarian school and university teachers. Сurrent and past issues of FORUM are available on-line at: http://americanenglish.state.gov/english-teaching-forum and at the American Corners in Budapest, Veszprem, Szeged, Debrecen and Pecs.

Link: https://americanenglish.state.gov/forum

The Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program

The Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Program offers 8-week innovative, online, university-level facilitated courses to English teaching professionals outside of the United States developed by U.S. educational institutions. The courses explore major areas of the academic specialty of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). OPEN Global Online Courses are open by nomination only, competition is open 4 times a year.  If you are interested in participating, contact the English Language Coordinator at kovacsd@state.gov. For more detailed information on currently offered courses and course content go to: https://www.openenglishprograms.org.

The American English FB Live Webinar Series

The American English FB Live Webinar Series are online teacher training seminars for professional development. They are hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of English Language Programs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This professional development program for English teachers around the globe addresses methodological topics that foster interactive, student-centered language instruction.

  • Each 60-minute webinar is a live, interactive online seminar
  • Topics are selected based on needs analyses of current issues in global English teaching
  • Presenters are American English teaching specialists
  • Participants receive practical and adaptable classroom ideas related to each topic

The series take place on the American English for Educators Facebook page. You can find the recordings from previous webinars by visiting https://americanenglish.state.gov/ae-webinars.

American English Online

American English is a website that provides resources for teaching and learning English and American culture. The website offers free downloadable materials teachers can easily adapt in their own classrooms.