Teacher-in-Residence Grants

Across Latin America, educational institutions are training children, youth, and adults in a critical skill for a globalized world: English.

Our Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) grants allow for Partners Chapters to coordinate exchanges of English teachers to strengthen technical capacity and share pedagogical methodologies with their peers. TIR grants fund international travel for trips that include at least 30 days of English teaching activities at a binational center in Latin America. In lieu of travel, Partners' Education and Culture program welcomes proposals for virtual exchanges, such as teaching master classes for teachers of language, introducing new technologies and methodologies. Send your proposals to Barbara Bloch bbloch@partners.net. Teachers with technology skills interested in networking and connecting with teachers and their classes in the hemisphere should contact Barbara Bloch with the subject line, "Teacher in Residence." 30 days waived. Open to music and art teachers. 

Updated: The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State has suspended travel to and from countries with a CDC travel alert Level 2 or higher to protect the health, safety, and well-being of participants, their families, and hosts. Assuming that travel will be possible later in 2021, new deadlines and information will be announced. 

The Association of BiNational Centers of Latin America (ABLA) seeks volunteers to lead virtual conversation classes with students. Click here for English Everywhere. Criteria for volunteers: speak fluent English, commit to one hour a week, time, topic and day dependent on volunteer's availability. 



The Education and Culture program is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Partners of the Americas in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.