US Em­bassy Kuwait calls for FLTA Pro­gram ap­pli­ca­tions

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

The Em­bassy of the United States in Kuwait calls on Kuwaiti na­tion­als, early ca­reer English lan­guage teach­ers, and re­cent grad­u­ates of jour­nal­ism, mass me­dia, or Amer­i­can or English lit­er­a­ture pro­grams to ap­ply for the Ful­bright For­eign Lan­guage Teach­ing As­sis­tant (FLTA) Pro­gram. The Em­bassy is ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions un­til Septem­ber 3, 2017.

The FLTA Pro­gram is a nine-month, non-de­gree pro­gram for early ca­reer English teach­ers or re­cent grad­u­ates in jour­nal­ism and me­dia or Amer­i­can or English lit­er­a­ture. It is fully funded by the Depart­ment of State and pro­vides the opportunity for par­tic­i­pants to teach Ara­bic to US stu­dents, re­fine their teach­ing skills, in­crease their English lan­guage pro­fi­ciency, and ex­tend their knowl­edge of the so­ci­ety and cul­ture of the United States. At the same time, suc­cess­ful can­di­dates help strengthen for­eign lan­guage in­struc­tion at U.S. col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties by serv­ing as teach­ing as­sis­tants for classes in their na­tive lan­guage.

Flu­ency in English is manda­tory, demon­strated by a score of no less than 79-80 for TOEFL IBT or 6.0 for IELTS. Ideal can­di­dates for the pro­gram have a de­sire to meet peo­ple and be­come a part of their host com­mu­nity by par­tic­i­pat­ing in com­mu­nity events and cam­pus ac­tiv­i­ties. Ful­bright FLTA par­tic­i­pants are cre­ative and self-re­liant team play­ers, who are able to main­tain ex­cel­lent re­la­tion­ships with fac­ulty, staff, and stu­dents. A com­plete ap­pli­ca­tion pack­age in­cludes: An on­line ap­pli­ca­tion through https://ap­ply.em­­dent/ful­bright/flta/; Orig­i­nal aca­demic tran­scripts with cer­ti­fied English trans­la­tions; A grad­u­a­tion cer­tifi­cate; Three let­ters of ref­er­ence; A TOEFL or IELTS score re­port. Short-listed ap­pli­cants will be con­tacted by the Em­bassy for in­ter­views. Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will be no­ti­fied starting April 2018. Pro­gram dates are Septem­ber 2018- June 2019. Visit us on­line at kuwait.usem­

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