|Thank you for your interest in applying for the Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Program. The September 8, 2017 deadline has passed and the application period has closed for AY 2018-2019.
The below information is for your reference only. Kindly keep checking the website for notification of the 2019-2020 announcement as updates to grants occur every year.
- The Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Program is a nine-month, non-degree program for early career English teachers or professionals in related fields. For a list of related fields, please click here.
- The FLTA Program aims to strengthen foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities, while providing foreign English language teachers with the opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of the U.S. society and culture.
- FLTAs will work at selected U.S. universities as teaching assistants in Turkish language teaching programs. They may assist in up to twenty hours of language classes a week. In addition, they are required to take two courses per semester in English Teaching and/or U.S. studies at these institutions. Coursework is offered on either audit or credit basis.
- FLTA Fellows are also expected to interact with their host communities in Turkish Conversation Groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects.
- All FLTA Fellows receive a monthly stipend, accident and sickness insurance coverage, and travel support. U.S. host institutions provide tuition waivers to support the required coursework.
- FLTA Fellows will be required to attend an orientation program in the U.S.A. in the summer of 2018 before arriving at their host institution in August. FLTA Fellows will also be required to attend a mid-year enrichment conference in the U.S.A., which will be hosted by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of U.S. Department of State. This conference is designed to share and discuss foreign language teaching best practices and personal teaching experiences with other FLTA Fellows.