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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program 2023 (Yoruba)

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos is pleased to announce the annual call for applications for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program in Yoruba for the 2023/2024 academic year.

The FLTA Program is a nine-month non-degree program funded by the U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C., and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York.

Deadline: Please note that the STRICT deadline for submitting online applications and all supplementary documents has been extended June 10

Purpose: The FLTA program is designed to offer young foreign teachers an opportunity to teach Yoruba language and culture to American students in universities and colleges.

The program 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.

Becoming a participant carries with it a great responsibility. Along with their studies, participants teach language courses, supervise language labs and lead language table discussions.

They may also act as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language laboratories, coordinators of extra-curricular activities, guest speakers in civilization courses, head of language clubs, houses, tables and much more.

Grant Benefit:

The 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 their coursework.

Provisions will be made for participants to attend a Fulbright FLTA Summer Orientation in the United States prior to beginning their program.

During the FLTA program, fellows are also invited to participate in a special Fulbright enrichment seminar and conference for professional development and networking opportunity.

Note: The grant does not cover family members’ travel; hence grantees will not be allowed to travel with spouses and children or relatives to the United States even at their own expense.

Field of Study: Competition is open to applicants who major in English Language, Education, Yoruba, Linguistics and Languages

Application and Instructions: The application and instructions can be found at https://apply.iie.org/flta2024

For more information, please check the program website at https://ng.usembassy.gov/foreign-language-teaching-assistant-program-flta/

For enquiries email culturallagos@state.gov