The US Embassy in Dhaka is accepting applications for the 2021-22 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program, which will take place August 2021 – May 2022.
The application deadline is July 31,2020, according to a press release issued by the Embassy of the United States of America in Dhaka.
The Fulbright FLTA is a nine-month, non-degree earning program, with the primary goal to strengthen foreign language instruction at US colleges and universities.
Besides, it provides early career Bangladeshi university teachers the opportunity to spend nine months in the United States, refining foreign language teaching skills, and participating in campus, community, and cultural activities.
Fulbright FLTA participants from Bangladesh typically teach Bengali-language classes to American students. Teachers and students learn about each other's cultures and build mutual understanding between the United States and Bangladesh.
Fulbright FLTA participants assist in up to 20 hours of language instruction per week and are required to enroll in at least two courses per semester, one of which must be in American Studies. Fulbright FLTA participants will facilitate cultural events, language clubs, and discussion groups. They will also interact with their host community through other extracurricular activities and community outreach projects.
All participants will receive round-trip airfare, a monthly stipend for room, board, and incidental expenses, a book allowance, health and accident insurance, travel allowance, and excess baggage allowance. Family members are not permitted to accompany participants during the program.