Deadline: 01 June, 2021

U.S. Embassy Nigeria has opened applications for the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Programme.

The FLTA programme is designed to offer young foreign teachers an opportunity to teach Hausa or Yoruba language and culture to American students in universities and colleges.

The programme also gives an opportunity for participants to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States by engaging in non-degree studies while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at U.S. colleges and universities.

Benefits

  • Grant covers the grantee’s round trip airfare to the U.S., a settling-in allowance, monthly stipend, housing allowance, health insurance, and tuition scholarship for coursework
  • Provisions will be made for participants to attend a Fulbright FLTA Summer Orientation in the United States prior to beginning their programme
  • During the FLTA program, fellows are also invited to participate in special Fulbright enrichment seminar and conference for professional development and networking opportunity.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Nigeria, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the government of Nigeria
  • Applicants must be graduates who have received their bachelor’s degrees in English language, Education, Linguistics, Yoruba, Hausa and Languages
  • Applicants must be teachers of English language or Yoruba or Hausa in Nigerian secondary schools, colleges or universities (Proven years of teaching experience are mandatory)
  • Applicants must have the endorsement of their employers
  • Applicants must have outstanding academic record and high level of English proficiency as demonstrated by a minimum score of 90 in the Internet Based TOEFL test.
  • Applicants must have at least a credit in Yoruba language in West African Senior School Certificate Examination

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: U.S. Embassy in Ivory Coast

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