Grant Announcement: 2018 American Instructor

Grant Announcement:
2018 American Instructor
Application Deadline: August 5, 2018

Title of Program
: English Lounge Program at the American Center Korea

Goals and Objectives:  

English Lounge program will run on a bi-monthly basis for the period of a year, for a total of 24 sessions.  This program is a way for the embassy to foster communication with Korean youth and young professionals. The topic of each program is something drawn from current affairs and the goals of the program are for Koreans to practice their English and for them to gain a better understanding of American culture and society.
Instructor prepares thematic teaching materials; leads participants to practice conversing in English; discusses current issues; helps participants learn more about U.S. history, culture, and society; shares American ideas and values. Instructor also leads interactive discussion with participants and share ideas.

Specific goals include:

  • To promote English language learning opportunities and broaden ROK understanding of and support for U.S. policy;
  • To foster Embassy communications with Korean youth and young professionals via English speaker programs;
  • To engage with students, build next generation support for partnership and promote study in the U.S.;
  • To cover topics in the theme of Women’s Empowerment, U.S.-ROK Alliance, Tolerance, Balanced Trade following the PAS Korea 2018 priorities;
  • To provide accurate information about U.S. culture, social trends, history, society, and values

Eligibility: College degree; teaching skills (teaching background is preferred); presentation skills; interpersonal skills. This is an outreach tool for the U.S. Embassy.

Language: All programs are conducted in English.

Program Venue: American Center Korea, U.S. Embassy Annex, in Namyoung-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Audience: Mostly university and high school students, with some English teachers and young professionals. Ages range from 18 to 40.

Period and Financial Support:

  • Period: 12 months (September 2018 – September 2019)
  • Grant ceiling amount: not to exceed approximately $5,300. This total amount $5,300 includes honorarium, curriculum development fee, and class materials.

Important Dates:

  • July 20: U.S. Embassy Begins Accepting American Instructor Applications
  • August 5: Final Deadline for American Instructor Submissions
  • August 6 – 17: Request for Invitation-Only Interviews will be issued. Interview Instructions will be provided to Selected Candidates.
  • August 20 -24: Announcement of American Instructor Award Recipient
  • September 2018 – September 2019: American Instructor Grantee Period

How to Apply:  Please submit the following materials to no later than August 5, 2018, (Email Subject Line: Application for American Instructor: Name)

Review Criteria:

Selection will be made based on below review criteria:

1. Grant Proposal
2. Previous Work Experience, Training, and Education
3. Interview