The Republic of Serbia is located in southeastern Europe on the central part of the Balkan Peninsula. Serbia has a mild climate with cold winters and hot summers. Temperatures can drop to -10 degrees Celsius in the winter and reach up to 40 degrees Celsius during the summer.
Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, has close to 2,000,000 residents, and it is the administrative, academic, and economic center of the country. Located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, Belgrade offers visitors many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with its parks, riverside paths, a historic fortress, outdoor cafes, and boating routes. The city hosts diverse cultural events such as jazz festivals, opera and theater performances, open air concerts, and art exhibits. It is also home to many museums, historic sites, galleries, and art studios. Belgrade has a vibrant nightlife scene with affordable restaurants, bars, and pubs. The city has good public transportation and is also easy to navigate on foot. There is also a small, active expatriate community in the city.
Host Institution: Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
Founded in 1808, the University of Belgrade is the oldest and largest university in Serbia, comprising 31 faculties, 11 research institutes, the university library, and 7 university centers. The university has nearly 90,000 students and over 4,200 teaching staff members. The Faculty of Philology is one of the university’s constituent schools.
- The Fellow will develop and teach EAP courses focused on writing, speaking, and presentation skills for senior students in the Contemporary English language program; courses should include critical thinking skills and American society/civics components.
- The Fellow will support curriculum development efforts for the English Language for Government of Serbia Employees course, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and administered by the University of Belgrade.
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Conduct weekly workshops/seminars at the Belgrade American Corner and monthly events in other Serbian American Corners on topics including American life and culture, language teaching methodology, and higher education in the U.S.
- Develop a collaborative relationship with the English Language Teachers Association of Serbia (ELTA) and support their implementation of the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access)