Fulbright Foreign Language (Arabic) Teaching Assistant Fellowships 2018

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Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

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 native Arabic speakers, and especially teachers of English, American/English literature, American studies, and journalism and media 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 2019.

Applications for FLTA Fellowships may be submitted by individuals who have received Bachelor’s degrees, especially in the field of English teaching, English language, American/English literature, American studies, or journalism and media.  Preference will be given to those with teaching experience in their field of study.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must be Israeli citizens. Dual American-Israeli citizens or permanent residents of the United States are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be resident in Israel throughout the application and selection process.
  • Candidates must hold an academic degree by June 1, 2019.
  • The candidate’s mother tongue (native language) must be Arabic (i.e. the candidate must have grown up in an Arabic-speaking household).
  • Fluency in English is mandatory. All candidates, including those who have studied in English-speaking countries, must submit a recent TOEFL score of at least 79 (or IELTS score of at least 6.5). Candidates must take the test by the application deadline. When registering for the test, be sure to note that your score should be sent to USIEF, code 5373. Visit the TOEFL website for further information.
  • 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.

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


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Timetable for 2019/2020

Earliest date for submission of applications February 15, 2018
Final deadline for submission of applications May 15, 2018
Review of applications June 2018
Interviews of semi-finalists July/August 2018
Placements are announced April 2019
International FLTA Orientation abroad July 2019
Awards commence August 2019

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Fulbright Foreign Language (Arabic) Teaching Assistant Fellowships 2018

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