Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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TEFL/Applied Linguistics

Middle East and North Africa


Award Details
Award Activity

Teach at the undergraduate or graduate level courses in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or applied linguistics. Applicants should suggest courses for consideration in their proposal and be in touch with the university where they intend to teach. The typical Algerian university class is generally two hours long, meets once per week, and is comprised of an average of 60-150 students per class. Applicants should expect to teach six to ten hours per week. Activities and courses will be finalized in consultation with the U.S. Embassy and host institution. Algeria can be a very rewarding teaching experience for motivated, flexible, and adventurous scholars.

Award Length
Based on the academic semester(s)
Award Dates

Grants typically begin in early October 2021. If possible, grantees are encouraged to arrive mid-September to participate in the in-country orientation, finalize lodging arrangements and settle-in, and prepare for the academic year.

Teaching grants must correspond with the length of the Algerian academic semester. Applicants proposing to teach two full semesters must apply for a 10-month grant in order to match the length of the Algerian academic year and fulfill their responsibilities.


Applicants may affiliate with one of the following institutions:

  • University of Oran-2 in Oran
  • University of Algiers-2 in Algiers
  • ENSB School (Ecole Normale des Sciences Sociales et Humaines). ENSB is a Teacher-Training College for the Social Sciences located in Bouzareah, Algiers.
Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Areas of Interest
  • University of Oran-2 and University of Algiers-2  seeks candidates in TEFL, secondary language acquisition, or applied linguistics.
  • ENSB School seeks candidates in education, applied linguistics, composition, Teaching English to Sutdents of Other Languages (TESOL) and TEFL.
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 (maximum five to fourteen days) to 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. Funding requests for the Regional Travel Program should be directed to the Fulbright Program Office in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline

Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Number of Recipients
Approximately 3
Program Staff
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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