The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) 2017
  • Deadline Jan 30, 2017
  • Posted Dec 28, 2016

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) 2017

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program  for Pakistan provides Pakistani secondary school teachers of English from government and foundation schools with the opportunity to develop expertise in their subject area, enhance their teaching skills and English proficiency, and increase their knowledge about the United States. Funding for this program is provided by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. This program is offered to English Language teachers only.

The intensive six-week professional exchange program will be held in the United States in Fall 2017. The program is focused on building expertise in best practice teaching methodologies and techniques, including development of lesson planning skills, assessment techniques, and teaching strategies. The program also includes instructional technology training in the use of computers for Internet, word processing and as teaching tools. Participants will also engage in a host university organized, 40-hour field experience at a local secondary school. Trips to U.S. cultural sites, civic activities, and academic support will be provided for participants throughout the program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are ‘foundation schools?
Foundation schools are funded by central government via the local education authority, and do not charge fees from students. In addition to that, foundation schools are also those schools that are not funded by the government only, but function under non-profit foundations, trusts, etc. These schools should have a somewhat well-established on-ground network, almost a parallel system or chain to the Government run schools, especially where Government schools are nonexistent.

2017 Application Deadlines:  January 30, 2017

What is the duration of the program?
It is a six-week professional exchange program to be held in United States in September-October 2017.

Can I apply for the program if I’m not an English language teacher?
The program is only open for English language teachers teaching grades 6 to 10.

 Do I require a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to travel?
Teachers from Government schools will need appropriate permissions from their school management, such as No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the competent authorities, in order to undertake international travel if selected for the program. Although this is not required at this stage with application, however, this will be an essential requirement if selected for the program.

Do I have to undertake any English proficiency test to qualify?
You do not require to undertake any English language proficiency test at this stage with application submission. However, shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for TOEFL. Evolution will administer logistics for shortlisted participants to take TOEFL in their respective regions including test fee, registration, accommodation and meals in test city and travel arrangements.

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