The US Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria has called on qualified graduates to apply for its Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) to tutor American students in Hausa and Yoruba.

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In a statement via its website, the embassy said the application process is to run from February 1 to June 1.

The programme, the statement added, is open to applicants with degrees in English, Education, Hausa, Yoruba, and Linguistics.

“The FLTA program is designed to offer young foreign teachers an opportunity to teach the Yoruba language and culture to American students in universities and colleges,” the mission’s public affairs section wrote.

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“The program also gives an opportunity for participants to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States.

“Becoming a participant carries with it a great responsibility. Along with their studies, participants teach language courses, supervise language labs and lead language table discussions.

“They may act as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language labs, coordinators of extra-curricular activities, guest speakers in civilization courses, and head of language clubs.”

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It is understood that the chosen applicants would be receiving a grant that will cover their round trip airfare to the US, a housing and settling-in allowance, monthly stipend, health insurance, and a scholarship for their coursework.

Provisions will also be made for the participants to attend the Fulbright FLTA Summer Orientation in the US.

You can follow this link to read the eligibility requirements and apply.

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