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This web site is an archive of the former USIA site as it stood in September 1999, and is now maintained as part of the Electronic Research Collection of historic State Department materials by the federal depository library at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The English Language Specialist Program recruits United States academics in the fields of TEFL/TESL and Applied Linguistics for short term (two to six weeks) assignments abroad. Specialists work on well defined assignments that are identified by United States Information Service (USIS) offices overseas. These assignments may include curriculum projects, teacher training seminars, textbook development, English for Specific Purposes, and program evaluation. In many cases, a USIS office will suggest a candidate, if it does not, the English Language Programs Division recruits a specialist.

In some cases, specialists located in the United States consult with institutions abroad through a teleconference or a digital video conference. These are normally short programs (one day) and the participating specialists receive only honorarium and any necessary travel expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to serve as an English Language Specialist, you must meet the following requirements:

  • United States citizen
  • MA or Ph.D. (TESL/TEFL or applied linguistics)
  • Overseas experience
  • Teacher training experience

Benefits

  • Honorarium $100.00/day
  • Roundtrip airfare from residence to capital city
  • Books and materials allowance $150.00
  • Miscellaneous expenses $100.00
  • Trip report fee $100.00 paid upon receipt
  • Basic Health insurance coverage

Travel and per diem are arranged jointly through USIA Washington and the overseas USIS offices.

If you are eligible to serve as an English Language Specialist, and are interested in being considered for the program, here is information on how to apply.



Recent Specialists

To learn more about our English Language Specialists and read reports on their individual programs (which include suggested bibliographies and Web links related to their program topic) please click on the name of the specialist below.

To quickly find a particular specialist in the table below, click on the first letter of the specialist's last name:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

Name of Specialist/ Institution

Program Date

Program Purpose

Location

Anderson, Neil
Brigham Young University
Dec.5-19, 1998 Consult with over 300 teachers and teacher trainers throughout Malaysia Malaysia
Brown, H. Douglas
San Francisco State University
June 6 - 13, 1999 Participate in conferences at binational commissions in San Jose and Santiago Dominican Republic
Brown, J.D.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Feb.8-21, 1999 Organize workshops at four universities, and deliver plenary speech at the Fourth International ELT Conference at Bilkent University in Ankara. Turkey
Chavez, Diana Pascoe Webster University/St. Louis Community College July 1-
Aug. 14, 1999
Develop curricula and conduct workshops at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras (UNAH) and the Instituto Hondureno de Cultura Interamericana (IHCI) in Tegucigalpa Honduras
Christison, Mary Ann University of Utah June 28 - July 20, 1999 Deliver plenary address at LIA conference in Jakarta Indonesia
Cini, Carol Sisco
Nanjing University
June 10-18, 1999 Participate in Ministry of Education conference and conduct workshops on methods of teaching young learners. Taiwan
Coady, James
Ohio University
Jan.30-Feb.13, 1999 Present at five teacher training seminars for over 350 Tunisian participants on the teaching and learning of English vocabulary Tunisia
Crandall, JoAnn (Jodi)
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
March 19-25, 1999 Deliver plenary address at TESOL Greece conference Greece
Emmanuel, Ivor
University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana
April 7-21, 1999 Participate in five workshops organized by the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA). South Africa
Eskey, David E.
University of Southern California
Nov.27-Dec.11, 1998 Organize workshops in five Egyptian cities; Participate in EFL Skills Conference organized by the American University in Cairo Egypt
Hall, Charles
University of Memphis
June 7-20, 1999 Undertake a complete external review of the staff, the courses, the materials, the goals and the future of the Centro de Idiomas [Language Center], at the University of Guanajuato Mexico
Hill, Clifford
Columbia University
Feb. 17-
Mar. 5, 1999
Keynote address at the National Conference on Language and Literature Teaching at Makerere University in Kampala Uganda
Nancy Hornberger
University of Pennsylvania
August 2-17, 1999 Participate in the English Language Educational Trust's annual conference at the University of Natal in Durban South Africa
House, Dayna
Universidad Tecnologico de Sonora (ITSON), Sonora, Mexico
Feb. 7-19, 1999 Organize teacher training workshops in East Timor and Jakarta Indonesia

Huizenga, Jann
University of New Mexico at Los Alamos

July 4-17, 1999 Participate in the 15th annual (two-week intensive) Summer Institute of English in Rabat Morocco
Ifkovic, Edward
Tunxis Community-Technical College
July 12-23, 1999

Conduct week-long seminar in Jerusalem, sponsored by Israeli Ministry of Education, for teachers and coordinators of English as a second language.

Israel
Kaplan, Robert B.
University of Southern California
February 19, 1999 Participate in the first International Conference on Contrastic Rhetoric organized by the American University in Cairo Egypt*
Larsen-Freeman, Diane
School for International Training
June 7-11, 1999 Deliver plenary address and conduct workshops at two conferences in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Low, Martha Grace
University of Oregon
July 3 - 15, 1999 Participate in the 15th annual (two-week intensive) Summer Institute of English in Rabat Morocco
Mixon, Myrtis
University of San Francisco
July 7-23, 1999 Conduct seminar in Jerusalem, sponsored by Israeli Ministry of Education, for teachers and coordinators of English as a second language. Conduct seminar in Gaza. Participate in English Teachers' Association of Israel summer conference. Israel, Gaza
Morley, Joan
University of Michigan
April 26 - May 13, 1999 Conduct workshops throughout Russia on the ELT teaching of the spoken language skills of oral communication (speech production and speech performance) and aural comprehension. Russia
Norris, John M.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Nov. 29-Dec.19, 1998 Consult with Brazilian Binational Centers Brazil
O�Dowd, Elizabeth M.
St. Michael�s College
June 26 - July 4, 1999 Deliver plenary talk (about bilingual education in the millennium) for the International Conference on Teacher Education at the University of the Philippines Philippines
Prinz, Patricia
New England College
February
13-22, 1999
Participate in the First International Conference on Contrastive Rhetoric at the American University of Cairo Egypt
Renner, Christopher
Kansas State University
May 29 - June 18, 1999 Conduct workshops for teachers and teacher trainers on conflict resolution and "multiple intelligences" Egypt
Schwartz, Ron
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
July 1-14, 1999 Speak at the National Conference of the Bolivian Binational Centers ("Centros Bolivianos Americanos" -CBA-) in Sucre Bolivia
Sellew, Kathleen
University of Minnesota
April 7-21, 1999 Participate in five workshops organized by the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA). South Africa
Shetzer, Heidi
University of California-Santa Barbara
June 7-18, 1999 Conduct workshops titled "Creating Online Materials to Teach Literature" in four different cities in Malaysia Malaysia
Smith, Harold
Shenandoah University

Nov.1-25, 1998 Present lectures and workshops at Cukurova University (Adana) and Bilkent University (Ankara) Turkey
Soppelsa, Betty
University of Kansas
April 7-21, 1999 Participate in five workshops organized by the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA). South Africa
Spady, William
Breakthrough Learning Systems
Nov.16-29, 1998 Participate in the "International Symposium on Outcomes-Based Education" in Pretoria and another OBE conference in Port Elizabeth South Africa
Stoller, Fredricka L.
Northern Arizona University
Jan.30-Feb.13, 1999 Present at five teacher training seminars for over 350 Tunisian participants on the teaching and learning of English vocabulary Tunisia
Sullivan, Patricia N.
Bilkent University
Nov.10-16, 1998 Deliver plenary address and conduct workshops at the second National Conference for Uzbekistan Teachers of English (UzTEA) Uzbekistan
Van Naerssen, Margaret
University of Pennsylvania

July 12, 1999 Participate in the 15th annual (two-week intensive) Summer Institute of English in Rabat Morocco*

Westerfield, Kay
University of Oregon

June 26-July 11, 1999 Deliver workshops in several cities in Thailand on topics related to international business communication and teaching English for business Thailand
Zukowski-Faust, Jean
Northern Arizona University
Dec.9, 1998 Participate in EFL Skills Conference organized by the American University in Cairo Egypt*


* = teleconference
** = video conference



For Further Information:

English Language Specialist Program (E/ALP)
United States Information Agency
301 4th Street, S.W., Room 304
Washington, D.C. 20547

fax: 202-401-1250
e-mail: elspec@usia.gov


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