Foreign Language (Arabic) Teaching Assistant Fellowships for Israel Students, USA

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Foreign Language (Arabic) Teaching Assistant Fellowships

The purpose of the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program is to strengthen the instruction of foreign languages at US colleges and universities, while providing young teachers of English with the opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States.

During the course of one academic year (9 months), Israeli FLTA Fellows teach Arabic and in parallel take at least two US studies or teaching methodology classes per semester.

Fellows also share their culture and values with Americans in university clubs, language dormitories and in community outreach programs.

Upon completion of the FLTA Program, Fellows return home with an improved command of the English language and are able to speak about the United States, its culture and its people on the basis of first-hand knowledge.

Participation in the FLTA Program does not lead to the receipt of an academic degree.

Those awarded fellowships will take up their positions in the United States in August 2011.

Applications for FLTA Fellowships may be submitted by teachers of English who have received at least a Bachelor’s degree and by individuals who have received Bachelor’s degrees in the field of English teaching.

Individuals who have received degrees in English language and literature, journalism and media, and American studies, and who are teachers or teacher-trainees in these fields, may also apply.

The candidates who receive the highest rankings on the basis of their written application materials will be invited for an interview in Israel in October 2010. All interviews will be held on the same day.

In order to be considered for an award, applicants must be available for interview in person on the date fixed by USIEF.

The Foundation reserves the exclusive right to determine, within the framework of applicable law and regulations, the qualitative standards for the evaluation of applications.

The Foundation is not under any obligation to provide the reasons for its decisions regarding the allocation of Fellowships.

Candidates should note that a two-year waiting period must elapse between the end date of an FLTA grant and the start date of a subsequent Fulbright Student Fellowship.

Grant benefits

  • Tuition scholarship for coursework
  • Monthly subsistence stipend
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from the host campus
  • Health insurance
  • Participation in special Fulbright workshops and Fulbright Enrichment Seminars
  • Pre-departure orientation

Eligibility criteria for Foreign Language (Arabic) Teaching Assistant Fellowships

  • Candidates must be Israeli citizens. Dual American-Israeli citizens or permanent residents of the United States are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must be between 21 and 29 years of age at the time of application.
  • Arabic must be the candidate’s mother tongue.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory. A score of no less than 79-80 (internet-based test) on the TOEFL is required.
  • Teachers of English who have received at least a Bachelor’s degree and individuals who have received Bachelor’s degrees in the field of English teaching are eligible to apply.
  • Individuals who have received degrees in English language and literature, journalism and media, and American studies, and who are teachers or teacher-trainees in these fields, are also eligible.
  • Candidates must be in good health. Those selected as program fellows are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before the award of their grants can be finalized.
  • Prior conviction or current indictment for a felony may result in disqualification.

Application Deadline for Foreign Language (Arabic) Teaching Assistant Fellowships :  August  31,  2010