The United States of America Public Affairs Section at USA Embassy Abuja is inviting applications from qualified people who can teach Nigerian languages and culture.
Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in America are hereby required.
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 1st June 2020
ELIGIBLE COUNTRY: Nigeria
VENUE: United States of America (USA)
ABOUT THE AWARD: The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program is a nine month non-degree course funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education.
However, the objective of the program is to strengthen foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges, universities, and some high schools. While providing future teachers from abroad the opportunity to refine their skills, increase their English language proficiency. And expand their knowledge of U.S. society and culture.
Therefore, FLTA fellows must return to their home countries upon completion of their programs to teach English at the secondary or university level.
TYPE: Short courses, Job
All applications must meet the following criteria:
Applicants must be teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English.
They must possess a university degree in English Language, Arts, or combined honors.
Candidates must be fluent in English and a Nigerian languages. And demonstrated by a TOEFL score of 79-80 (Internet based testing). Or 6.0 (overall score International English Language Testing System-IELTS).
Applicants must be between 21 and 29 years old at the time of application.
And all applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism.
Moreover, applicants must be physically present in their home country throughout the nomination and selection process.
NUMBER OF AWARDEES: Not specified
VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP: Fully-funded
DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIP: 9 months
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Applications must be completed and submitted online.
Applicants should request that the academic office of their institution send a stamped copy of their transcripts in a sealed envelope to: The Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Abuja, Attention: Cultural Affairs Officer.
Other documents to be submitted include academic credentials, signed and stamped letters of reference, and the photo page of a valid Nigerian passport.
The application can be accessed at: http://apply.embark.com/student
Applicants with specific questions not addressed by the online application instructions may e-mail them to Nigeriafulbright@state.gov