USIEF Invites Application for Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program 2020-21

USIEF Invites Application for Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program 2020-21
Team Careers360 | Jul 2, 2020 - 5:59 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has invited applications from early career English teachers teaching at college level or training to become a teacher of English. The program named Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FTA) is also for young professionals in related fields such as American Studies, American/English Literature, etc. Selected FLTAs will teach Bengali, Hindi, or Urdu at select U.S. campuses during their nine-month non-degree grant beginning August/September 2021.

What is the FLTA Program?

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Fullbright FLTA program is a nine-month, non-degree program for early career English teachers teaching at college level or professionals in related fields. The main motive of the program is to help participants refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States, while being teaching assistants for their native language to U.S. students and strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities.

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program 2020-21 Eligibility Criteria

To participate in the FLTA program candidates must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be citizens of India. Persons applying for or holding permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. Fulbright fellows enter the U.S. on an exchange visitor (J-1) visa. Applicants must be residing in India throughout the application, nomination and selection process.

  • Must clearly demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism.

  • Fluency in English is mandatory. A score of no less than 79-80 on the internet based TOEFL is required. TOEFL scores are not required at the time of application. Candidates recommended by the selection committee will have to appear for the TOEFL in November 2020. USIEF will provide fee vouchers towards the TOEFL exam.

  • Indian applicants must have at least a master’s degree by June 2021 with a good academic record. The master’s degree should be in fields such as English language, English/American Literature, American Studies, Linguistics, Comparative Literature and related areas.

  • A young teacher of English at the college level or training to become a teacher of English or is a young professional in a related field.

  • Prior teaching experience is preferred.

To apply for the FLTA Program - Click Here

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program 2020-21 Important Dates

Event

Date

Application Deadline

August 28, 2020

Paper screening of the applications

End September 2020

Interviews of short-listed candidates and proficiency test in the language of nomination

Early November 2020

Nominess take iBT TOEFL

End November 2020

Notification of finalists

March/April 2021

Orientation program in India for the finalists

June 2021

U.S. Program begins

August/ September 2021

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