FLTA Programme for Nigerians: The US Embassy in Abuja’s Public Affairs Section is accepting applications from competent Nigerians interested in teaching Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students at US institutions and colleges in 2022.
The FLTA program aims to provide young foreign instructors with the chance to teach Yoruba language and culture to an American university and college students.
Participants may also improve their teaching skills, improve their English language competence, and broaden their awareness of American cultures and traditions by participating in non-degree courses while helping to promote foreign language education at US colleges and universities.
Becoming a participant entails a significant amount of responsibility. Participants teach language classes, run language laboratories, and conduct language table discussions in addition to their studies.
They may also serve as resource people in discussion groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language labs, organizers of extracurricular activities, guest lecturers in civilization courses, heads of language clubs, homes, tables, and a variety of other roles.
Worth of Scholarship
The award includes round-trip travel to the United States, a settling-in allowance, a monthly stipend, housing allowance, health insurance, and a tuition subsidy for the grantee’s coursework.
Prior to commencing their program, participants will be required to attend a Fulbright FLTA Summer Orientation in the United States.
Fellows are also invited to attend a special Fulbright enrichment seminar and conference for professional development and networking opportunities throughout the FLTA program.
Requirements for the FLTA Programme for Nigerians
To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must be Nigerian citizens or nationals, or permanent residents with a valid passport issued by the Nigerian government. At the time of application, he or she must be a resident of the nation.
- Graduates with bachelor’s degrees in English, Education, Linguistics, Yoruba, Hausa, and Languages are eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be English, Yoruba, or Hausa language instructors in Nigerian secondary schools, colleges, or universities. Years of proven teaching experience are required.
- Applicants must obtain their employer’s approval.
- Applicants must have a strong academic record and a high level of English proficiency, as shown by a minimum TOEFL score of 90 on the internet-based version of the exam.
- In WAEC/NECO, applicants must have at least a credit in the Yoruba language.
- Applicants must be well-versed in Yoruba or Hausa culture as well as current happenings in Nigeria. They must have a genuine desire to teach Hausa or Yoruba culture and language to pupils in the United States.
- Applicants must possess strong leadership qualities as well as the ability to eloquently encourage pupils.
- Maturity, reliability, inventiveness, professionalism, adaptability, and a desire to learn must all be clearly shown by applicants.
- Applicants must be eager to meet new people and participate in community events and university activities as cultural ambassadors.
- Applicants must be very motivated and committed to completing the program on time and returning home.
- Applicants to the FLTA program must have established a sense of personal integrity and be creative thinkers. Applicants who are caught plagiarizing in their applications will be rejected.
How to Apply for the FLTA Programme for Nigerians
- Applicants should go to the website, make an account, and enter their e-mail address and password. This password is important to remember since it will be used throughout the application process.
- Applicants are strongly recommended to read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting their application.
- All candidates must thoroughly complete the application forms and upload their supporting papers (3 letters of recommendation, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts from each post-secondary school attended, and writing samples) online.
- The aims of the program should be addressed in the essays, as well as future plans for teaching English in Nigeria.
Deadline for application: June 1, 2022.
For more information and to apply, go here.
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