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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program for Pakistan


 1Download TEA Application 

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 and is offered to in-service English Language teachers only.
The intensive six-week professional exchange program will be held in the United States in 2018. 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.
Provisions of the Fellowship
  • J-1 visa support;
  • A pre-departure orientation held in Pakistan;
  • Round-trip airfare to the U.S;
  • Academic program fees;
  • Housing (shared with other program Fellows of the same gender) and meals;
  • Accident and sickness medical coverage (does not cover pre-existing conditions);
  • Transportation to the practicum school (if necessary);
  • A daily allowance for incidentals during the university academic program;
  • A cultural trip to Washington, D.C.;
  • A re-entry seminar in Pakistan;
  • An opportunity to apply for alumni small grants
Program Eligibility Criteria 
Applicant must:
  • Be currently working full-time as a secondary-level English teacher in a government or foundation school* that serves a primarily local (not expatriate) population (teaching classes 6 to 10);
  • Have at least five years of classroom experience in English language teaching;
  • Be citizens and current residents of Pakistan;
  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree;
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching for at least five years after completion of the program; and
  • Have submitted a complete application with Institutional Support and Reference Form (ISRF) signed by their school management.
*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-the-ground network, almost a parallel system or link to the Government run schools, especially where Government schools are nonexistent.
You should submit the following documents to Evolution by no later than January 7, 2018:
  1. Completed application with photocopy of academic transcripts
  2. Hand signed Privacy Policy and Application Certification Statement page;
  3. Institutional Support and Reference Form completed by your supervisor and signed/stamped by your school director/principal; and
  4. A clear copy of the first two pages of your passport (or legal photo identification)
Please courier the completed application package (printed/hard copy) to:
Evolution Office, C-26-5/II, Al-Murtaza Commercial Lane # 3, Phase VIII, DHA, Karachi 75500