A program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Grant Activity

Activities related to English language teaching (or training) are strongly preferred. The award is intended for direct teaching (or training) of English to students, as a primary assignment. Additional TEFL teaching activities may include:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, with an emphasis on English language teacher training;
  • Conduct training programs for senior English students, junior level English teachers and faculty;
  • Conduct workshops to build assessment capacity and/or research capacity to teacher trainees;
  • Assist in the development of programs and curricula, resource material development, testing and evaluation and program design and implementation.

Final activities and courses determined in consultation with host institution.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities‎.
Grant Length
Five or 10 months
Grant Dates

Grants should begin in September 2018 (for five or 10 month grants) or January 2019 (for five month grants only).

Grantees with September start dates are expected to arrive in Jordan for the in-country orientation program, tentatively scheduled during the first week of September 2018. Grantees with January start dates will receive a focused orientation program during their settling-in period.


Viable public or private institutions include, but are not limited to:

  • University of Jordan
  • Yarmouk University
  • Princess Sumaya University for Technology
  • Petra University
  • Philadelphia University
  • Hashemite University
  • Jordan University for Science and Technology
  • Al Al-Bayt University
  • Al-Balqa’ Applied Science University
  • Mu’tah University
  • American University of Madaba
Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered

Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered: TEFL, Education, Linguistics, and English for Special Purposes (ESP). Specializations will vary, but in general, scholars with one or more of the following specializations will be preferred:

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

  • English teaching pedagogies and techniques
  • TEFL curriculum development and design
  • English for special purposes or English for academic purposes course design
  • Computer-assisted language learning or other technology-enhanced teaching and learning techniques
  • Teaching methods of English writing, listening/speaking, or reading
  • Methods of assessment and evaluation of English language learners
  • Structure of English
  • History of English
  • American, British or World English literature in the ESL classroom

Applied Linguistics

  • Second language acquisition
  • Language analysis (theoretical and/or practical grammar, phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis)
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Discourse and/or conversation analysis


  • Translation studies
  • Intercultural or cross-cultural communication
  • Bilingualism
Special Features

During their grant period, Fulbright U.S. Scholars in the Middle East and North Africa region may apply for a short-term regional travel grant (five to 14 days) for participation in a variety of activities including faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, conferences, or some combination thereof. Scholars who apply for the Flex award are ineligible for the Regional Travel Program.

Number of Grants
Up to 2 grants
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, including early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
415-362-6520 x200

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