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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) aims to strengthen Arabic foreign language instruction by establishing a native speaker presence at U.S. educational institutions. Both public and private school teachers of English can apply for the FLTA Program. Public school teachers must apply through their academies of the Ministry of Education. Private school teachers apply directly to MACECE.

The program enables young educators to improve their teaching skills by serving as teaching assistants or primary teachers of Arabic in an American university. It also allows them to engage in non-degree studies by taking at least two courses per semester. FLTAs experience American life at many levels, in communities and universities and colleges throughout America.

Applicants must be teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English. They must have at least a Bachelor’s degree (licence), and a teaching experience of no less than one academic year and no more than seven years. Candidates are pre-selected and then interviewed by a MACECE Selection Committee in Rabat. Final selection and university placements take place in the USA.

In addition to teaching Arabic language, FLTAs are often called upon to be:

  • Leaders in university Arabic conversation groups

  • Cultural representatives of Morocco, the Arab World, and Islam

  • Guest speakers in courses around the university and in the community

  • Supervisors of language clubs, language houses, and language tables

Each host university tailors the Assistantship to fit its own language teaching needs.


Eligibility :

Applicants should be teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English with the following requirements:

  • Moroccan citizenship

  • Should be residing in Morocco throughout the nomination and selection process

  • Bachelor’s degree (licence) or its equivalent

  • No more than seven years of teaching experience

  • Fluency in both English and Arabic

  • Minimum score of 79-80 on the internet-based TOEFL (IBT), or 6.0 (overall score on the International English Language Testing System – IELTS)

  • Applicants who have active applications for permanent residency or the green card lottery will not be considered

  • Employees of Amideast or any U.S. mission who work for the U.S. Department of State are ineligible for grants during and for a period ending one year following the termination of their employment

  • Like all Fulbright programs, FLTAs pledge to return to Morocco upon completion of the program


Grant Benefits :

  • J-1 visa support

  • A pre-departure orientation

  • Round-trip, economy class travel from Morocco to and within the U.S.

  • Summer Orientation in the U.S.

  • Accident and sickness health benefits plan during the program

  • Living stipend

  • Housing is either on campus or off campus where a monthly housing allowance is provided


Application deadline : May 28th 2021


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