Opportunity for teaching KISWAHILI in universities in USA - Fulbright FLTA Program for TANZANIANS (Deadline MAY 17, 2019)

Eligibility Criteria
  • Be an English Teacher
  • Be between 21-30 years old
  • Earn a Bachelor’s degree by June 2020
  • Have excellent English communication skills
  • Speak fluent Kiswahili
  • Have excellent academic track record
  • Be able to discuss and showcase Tanzanian culture
  • Be willing to travel without your family for one academic year
  • Be willing to teach Kiswahili at U.S. institutions
  • Be able to work independently as well as part of a team
If you meet the minimum criteria above, you can proceed to the application.
Please note that there is usually an information session for this program.

Be citizens of Tanzania. 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 Tanzania throughout the application, nomination 
and selection process.

Must clearly demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism.

Professional Proficiency in verbal and written 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 receive fee vouchers 
towards the TOEFL exam.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree by June 2020 with a good academic record. 
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.
Important: The FLTA Program is a NON-DEGREE and non-renewable program and those wishing to pursue degree studies in the United States should not apply. All FLTA fellows must return to their home countries upon completion of the nine-month program. No extension requests will be supported. No dependents are allowed to accompany fellows on this program. Pregnant candidates may not participate in this program if the birth is due during the program period.
Material misinterpretation (e.g. plagiarism) at any time during the application or grant period is grounds for selection withdrawal or grant termination, as well as ineligibility for future participation.
FLTA Applicant Profile
FLTA candidates should be energetic, early career educators capable of succeeding in the dual role of teaching assistant and student. They must have a sincere interest in teaching their native language and culture to U.S. students. They should have leadership skills and the ability to motivate students to learn. FLTAs should have a desire to meet people and become a part of the community by participating in community events and campus activities. They should be creative and self-reliant team players, who are able to maintain excellent relationships with faculty, staff and students. They must be open to living with their U.S. student peers in undergraduate or graduate level campus housing and also engaging with faculty and staff with maturity and professionalism.
Preference will be given to candidates who have little or no prior experience living in the United States. Fellows must be flexible with placements at smaller or more ethnically diverse U.S. academic institutions. At the conclusion of the program, Tanzanian fellows will be expected to return to Tanzania, making an immediate impact by utilizing the skills gained and sharing the experiences gleaned from their time in the U.S.
How to Apply
You are required to submit an online application along with supporting documents.
Read all instructions carefully before completing the application. For instructions on completing the online application, please click on link to download FLTA application instructions (PDF 828KB). Applicants may only apply for one award per application cycle.
Candidates can access the online application at https://apply.iie.org/FLTA2020 .
Program Timeline
May 17, 2019Application Deadline
May/June 2019Paper screening of the applications
June 2019Interviews of short-listed candidates and proficiency test in the language of nomination
July/August 2019Nominees take iBT TOEFL
March/April 2020Notification of finalists
June 2020Orientation program in Tanzania for the finalists
August/ September 2020U.S. Program begins
Applications of recommended candidates will be forwarded to the U.S. for further review. The final selection is dependent on the ability to match requests of U.S. host institution with language skills of the candidates.
For any further queries, email: drs_exchanges@state.gov.
Application Due Date: May 17, 2019

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