The A.S. Hornby Educational Trust was established in 1961 to support ELT practitioners from developing countries and countries in transition. Thanks to the Trust, hundreds of English language teachers have been able to develop their expertise through postgraduate courses in ELT and (applied) linguistics at UK universities.
This year, the Hornby Educational Trust MA Scholarships is offering one scholarship place for an English language teacher or teacher trainer from East Asia.
The Hornby Scholarship is for a one-year MA course in the UK starting September 09. Candidates should be individuals who will make a real difference on their return to their countries. Those practitioners who are able to make a mark on their profession, initiate development and reform programmes and who will act as an inspiration to colleagues are preferred
The funding held by the Hornby Trust covers the costs of the entire programme, except for the airfare and the IELTS test, which will be covered by the local British Council office.
Candidates should normally:
|have successfully completed an undergraduate degree course equivalent to a Bachelors Degree in the UK|
|have at least 5 years’ hands-on and direct experience as an English language teacher/teacher trainer (as opposed to experience only in a management role, such as co-ordinating policy or running a school)|
|have been involved in some sort of developmental work as trainers or managers in ELT|
|have attained a standard of English language competence broadly equivalent to Band score 6.5 on the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), with no less than 6 in any of the categories. *|
* Shortlisted candidates who do not have IELTS score will be asked to take the test in March 2010.
All candidates must indicate their commitment to take time out of their career to pursue the programme, and those assessing them will be looking for evidence of candidates’ potential to become leaders in their field and future decision-makers.
application details here