UDG International English Teaching Program (IETP)

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Partial Grant:
The University of Guadalajara (UDG) is pleased to announce the offering of partial grants for the “International English Teaching Program”.

  • To give participants the opportunity to practice their English teaching skills in a context in which English is taught as foreign language.
  • To familiarize participants with Mexican culture and hence raise intercultural awareness.
  • To enrich English Language teaching practices at the University of Guadalajara.
  • To promote and reinforce the study of English as a foreign language in the University’s network.

Course duration:
October – November 2015
The partial grant Includes:

  • Housing arranged by the host institution.
  • Scholarship of $25,000 MXN for the whole course duration.
  • Air fare fee of $25,000 MXN (the total amount of the grant will be provided upon arrival of participants at the University of Guadalajara).

Eligible candidates are:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in TESOL, ESOL, English, Spanish or Applied Linguistics.

*Prior language teaching experience is not necessary but will be a plus.
*Spanish proficiency is not required.
IETP Activities:
Selected candidates will be appointed to one of the Campuses that comprise the University of Guadalajara and some the activities will consist of:

  • Planning and teaching advanced English language courses:
    • a) Academic reading, writing and speaking.
    • b) Teaching English for Specific Purposes.
    • c) TOEFL (or another certification exam) preparation course.
  • Candidates will be asked to render 16 hours of weekly teaching practice in a group and 4 hours of weekly service in the Self-Access Centers (workshops and tutorial).
  • Course schedules may vary from Campus to Campus

IETP professors will be assigned a tutor who will provide them with guidance and support during their stay.
IETP Responsibilities:
Selected candidates are expected to:

  • Carry out the IETP activities within the given schedule.
  • Maintain weekly communication with the assigned tutor.
  • Prepare academic reports and lesson plans.

Documentation and Application Procedures:
Candidates will be asked to:
Step 1: Registration and documentation

  • Send an email to: ufi_cgci@cgci.udg.mx expressing your interest in the program.
  • Register in Minerva´s web page www.cgci.udg.mx/minerva
  • Fill out and send the application form (see appendix 1) and medical form (see appendix 2)
  • Write and send a letter of purpose explaining the reasons and interests for applying to the IETP program.
  • Send the nomination letter from the international office of your institution (undergraduate) or provide an official document acknowledging that the candidate was a university student (graduate) provided by home institution.
  • Obtain and send a reference letter from a faculty member of the university of origin.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Passport

Step 2: Selection

  • Candidates will be contacted and asked to do and send a lesson plan (topics will be assigned).
  • Candidate will be contacted and scheduled for a virtual interview.

Step 3: Once the candidate is selected

  • Receive the acceptance letter.
  • Send a copy of the health insurance policy (international coverage).
  • Send the flight itinerary.

Application Deadline:

  • Registration and Document reception September 21st 2015
  • Virtual interviews can be schedule on September 22nd 2015

*Candidates will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of their application.
Results of the grant will be published on the UDG’s International Office web page: www.cgci.udg.mx on September 25th 2015 and the selected candidates will receive the confirmation by email.
Appendix 1 Application Form:
Appendix 1 Application Form:
For further information, please contact:
Unidad de Fomento a la Internacionalización
Address: López Cotilla #1043 (between Argentina and Prado)
Telephone: +52(33) 36-30-98-90, 36-30-98-91,
36-30-95-51, 36-15-33-77. Fax: 36-30-95-92 Ext. 12917