The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Dar es Salaam is seeking qualified candidates for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program. Online applications are now available. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1, 2016.Only successful candidates will be called for interviews scheduled for mid-July, 2016.
The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant(FLTA) Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State. Teaching assistants are vetted through the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The program aims to strengthen U.S. foreign language instruction and promote mutual understanding by establishing a foreign language native speaker expertise on U.S. campuses. The program enables the teaching assistants to complete their home country pre-service training by engaging in non-degree studies at accredited post-secondary U.S. educational institutions while teaching one or two language courses. Additionally they serve as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language laboratories, coordinators of extracurricular activities or supervisors of clubs and language houses. Teaching assistants are expected to teach their language/culture for up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. All FLTAs receive room and board, a monthly stipend, and tuition waiver for the required coursework, in addition to Fulbright immigration services. The Fulbright grant is for one academic year and is non-renewable. Tanzanian FLTA participants teach Swahili at Universities, colleges and occasionally secondary schools in the United States.
These teaching assistants are expected to teach Swahili language and Tanzania culture for up to 20 hours per week while taking two graduate-level 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 in the USA. Normally, FLTAs would teach:
beginning level or conversation courses;
work in a language lab;
animate a language table; and
organize cultural activities or have similar duties.
The U.S. Government covers FLTAs’ costs related to travel, health insurance and subsistence expenses. Institutions where the FLTAs are placed provide tuition scholarships for the required coursework. The selection process for Tanzania is facilitated through the American Embassy in Dar es Salaam.
Applicants must be teachers of English or final year students studying English language learning, and at minimum must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree by June 1, 2016, to allow time to submit an official transcript prior to the start of the Fulbright FLTA Program and who are willing to travel for one academic year.
To apply, please refer to the online application. You must submit the following documents to the U.S Embassy Dar Es Salaam;
Signature page of your application;
Three reference letters. (Filled out by teachers or other professionals with whom you have worked); and
Copies of relevant certificates (degree, diploma).