The English Language Specialist Program is a U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiative that sends experts in the field of English language education to lead intensive English language teacher training projects overseas.

Specialist assignments range from 2 weeks to 5 months. Projects are designed by U.S. Embassies to address specific local needs. Approximately 100 Specialists are matched to assignments each year. Our Specialists have served in more than 80 countries across Africa, the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, Eurasia, South Asia, and the Middle East. The assignments are challenging, and the teachers who are chosen represent the best of the U.S. TESOL community.

Specialist Program at a glance

• Assignments range from 2 weeks to 5 months
• Work includes leading presentations, workshops, teacher training seminars and more
• Specialists receive a generous benefits package
• Perfect for experts in the field of TESOL with significant training and experience

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