Deadline: 18 November, 2005
FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING ASSISTANT (FLTA)
The Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of the U. S. Department of State would like to place several Russian language teaching assistants at universities and colleges in the US for the 2006-07 academic year.
These teaching assistants would be Fulbright Scholars and are expected to teach their language/culture for up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. The grant is for one academic year and is non-renewable. The program is designed to have native language and cultural informants who are close in age to undergraduate students. Normally, FLTAs would teach:
- beginning level or conversation courses
- work in a language lab
- animate a language table
- organize cultural activities or have similar duties
Each institution assigns duties that will best meet the needs of their school's unique circumstances.
Fulbright will pay for travel, health insurance and monthly maintenance of the selected candidates. Institutions where the FLTAs are placed provide tuition scholarships for the required coursework.
This is an excellent opportunity for young students/teachers of English in Russia. The deadline for receiving applications is 18 November 2005.
NOTE: Although the general information that Fulbright provides about the FLTA Program at its web site does not provide specific information about applicant age requirements, it is important to know that individuals must be 21-29 years of age at the time of application to be eligible for the program. If you do not fall within this age range but have colleagues who do, it would be appreciated if you would share information with them about the program.