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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Program (FLTA) in the U.S. – For Jordanians

Fulbright - Jordan
Nonprofit Organization Fulbright - Jordan
Closing date :
2019/05/30
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Program (FLTA) in the U.S. – For Jordanians

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The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program offers Jordanian teachers of Arabic and teachers of English an opportunity to join a fully-funded 9-month program to tach and study at an American university for academic year 2020/2021.

The (FLTA) is a non-degree program, which gives early-career Jordanian English teachers, teachers of Arabic for non-native speakers, and anyone interested in this field (with prior teaching experience, excellent Arabic language skills, and good English skills with a maximum of 7 years of teaching experience), the chance to join the faculty members of a US university or institution to teach Arabic to American students.

Benefits:

The fellowship covers: 

  1. Visa.
  2. Round-trip air tickets.
  3. University placement.
  4. Registration and tuition fees.
  5. A monthly stipend that covers accommodation and health insurance for the grant period.  

While the grantees teach Arabic, they will be able to enhance their English language skills and boost their teaching technique during the grant period.  Also, they will be immersed in American society, learn more about the American culture, and get the chance to introduce the Jordanian culture to their American peers.

Main Tasks:

  1. FLTA Fellows should interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects.
  2. FLTA Fellows will be expected to facilitate cultural events, language clubs, and language tables. FLTA Fellows will be required to attend an orientation in the U.S. during the summer of 2020 before arriving at their U.S. host institutions in August 2020.
  3. FLTA Fellows will also be required to attend a mid-year enrichment workshop that will be hosted by the Department of State's Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau (ECA) in the U.S. to share and discuss foreign language teaching best practices and their current teaching experiences with other FLTA Fellows.

Eligibility:

Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for this scholarship program:

  1. Applicants must hold the Jordanian Citizenship (Nationality), a valid Jordanian Passport and must have a permanent residence status in Jordan at the time of application.
  2. Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education in one of the related fields* listed below.
  3. Prior foreign language teaching experience is a must. However, it should not exceed 7 years.
  4. Potential applicants are expected to have a proven good command of English to be able to succeed in both teaching and studying at a U.S. university.

Important Notes:

  1. English Proficiency: A minimum score of (80/120) on TOEFL iBT or (6.0/9.0) on IELTS-Academic.
  2. TOEFL ITP exam may be submitted temporarily with a minimum score of 550. The commission will provide a free voucher for the TOEFL iBT exam for candidates who receive final nominations for an FLTA award.
  3. Once you register for TOEFL iBT exam, please add the corresponding DI codes so that we can officially receive your score reports.  Find details on our website.
  4. It is absolutely forbidden to accept any application containing texts not written by the applicants themselves.  Plagiarism is never tolerated and applications that include plagiarized texts will be immediately withdrawn.
  5. Applicants should write their essays in their own unique style.
  6. Applicants should be able to teach and converse in Classical Arabic (Fous-ha).  The ability to teach the colloquial Arabic (Al-Ammiyyah) is a plus.
    The application cycle starts on February 3rd 2019. Deadline is May 30, 2019.

Eligibility

Nationality
Jordan
Country of residence
Jordan
Age Groups
22 -29
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Gender equality, Music, Art, Human Rights, Politics, Sports, Cultural Exchange & Languages, Technology, Science, Handcraft, Entrepreneurship, Literature, Social Sciences, Culinary Art, Film

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Young Professionals, Anyone Interested
Funding
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee, Travel costs, Visa costs, Accommodation, Participation fees, Stipend/ Living allowance, Other
Opportunity will take place in
United States
Required Documents
CV, Motivation Letter, Cover Letter, Transcript of Records, Degree Certificate, Copy of Passport, passport sized photo of applicant, Language Certificate, Sample of your work, Recommendation Letter, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Foreign Languages, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science and International Relations, Science, Psychology and Sociology
Educational Level
Bachelor
Required Languages
Arabic, English
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