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Austrian Government English Teaching Assistantships

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Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture's Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. U.S. assistants teach 13 hours per week, usually at two different schools, under the supervision of licensed teachers and a "supervisor" assigned to keep track of their overall performance and trouble shoot, if need be. U.S. teaching assistants are employed from October 1 - May 31 of the school year. Incoming teaching assistants are required to attend an orientation seminar before beginning their assignments.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a bachelor's degree as a minimum requirement (or be completing one when they apply), and ideally be interested in careers in education or public service. Prospective teachers of foreign languages or TESOL and/or graduates with a documented interest in German and Austrian studies are particularly encouraged to apply. A working knowledge of German is required and necessary to facilitate on-site orientation and work. Each teaching assistant receives a salary of ca. 1,100 per month for eight months. Teaching assistants do not receive any additional support for travel to Austria or for dependents.

Deadline: Mid-January each year

Academic Level: Graduate;Post-Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Study Abroad / International Exchange;Teaching

Field of Study: Education / Teaching

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: US Citizen

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