Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

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Program Description

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program provides opportunities for early career English teachers or professionals in related fields to study for one academic year in the U.S. and to enhance their teaching skills and increase their English language proficiency. Candidates who are teachers or professionals in the fields of American Studies, Journalism and Media, American/ English Literature, and teachers of Arabic as a foreign language are also considered on a case-by-case basis. 

FLTA fellows enroll in up to 4 courses in their field of study (and at least one course in American studies), while serving as teaching assistants in Arabic at U.S. colleges and universities, facilitating in-person or virtual cultural events, language clubs or language tables. FLTA participants also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects. 

The FLTA is a nine-month, non-degree, non-renewable program. No dependents are allowed to accompany fellows on this program.  

Eligibility Criteria

  • Egyptian citizenship.
  • Applicants must reside in Egypt starting from the application process and throughout the selection, placement and pre-departure processes. 
  • Early career teachers or those training to become teachers, as well as professionals in the following fields:  
    • English Language and English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) 
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) 
    • American Studies 
    • English/American literature 
    • Linguistics  
    • Journalism and Media Studies  
    • Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL)
  • Maximum of 7 years teaching experience. 
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proof of English Language proficiency from any of the approved test centers below. Applicants must submit a valid score report for only one of the following tests: 
    • TOEFL ITP – minimum required score of 550 
    • TOEFL iBT – minimum required scores of 79-80 
    • Academic or General IELTS – minimum overall score of 6.0 (no required score for each section) 
    • Duolingo English Test – minimum required score of 105 
    • English Proficiency Test from Egyptian Universities – minimum required score of 550  
  • Applicants have to successfully complete all the steps of the application, assessment, and selection process and successfully finalize all required procedures. 
  • Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • The following persons and their immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) are ineligible to apply during and for a period ending one year following the termination of such employment: employees of the U.S. Department of State; local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees at organizations implementing exchange programs for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; as well as Board Members or staff of a Fulbright Commission or their families (up to fourth kin). 
  • U.S. citizens and green card holders and applicants are not eligible to apply.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants without prior significant experience in the U.S. and/or overseas.

English language proficiency score reports may be submitted only from one of the following:  

Test Type  Test Center Name  Location of Test Center 
TOEFL ITP  AMIDEAST  Cairo – Alexandria 
Nile Academy  Mansoura 
International Business Development Academy (IBDA) 
Skills Castle  Benha – Tanta 
American Center for Continuing Education  Assiut 
TOEFL iBT  Please check available test centers at: https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/ibt/take/register   Various governorates across Egypt 
Academic/General Training IELTS  British Council  Cairo – Alexandria 
IDP Center  Cairo – Alexandria 
Duolingo English Test  https://englishtest.duolingo.com/   Online 
English Language Proficiency Test officially administered by an Egyptian national university  Egyptian Universities  Various governorates across Egypt 
Note: All language tests are valid for two years only

Required Documents: (All documents must be uploaded to the online application by no later than August 7, 2022. Please carefully read the Application Instructions) 

  • Online application  
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts for all post-secondary degrees in English 
  • Minimum TOEFL ITP (550); TOEFL iBT (79); IELTS (6.0); Duolingo (105); or an English Proficiency Test from Egyptian Universities (550) 
  • Detailed C.V. with clear contact information 
  • Three recommendation letters 
  • Scanned copy of the original passport (or valid National ID, if passport is not available) 
  • Personal photo 
  • Scanned copies of any previous U.S. J1 or J2 visas (if applicable) 

Important: The FLTA Program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers. Copying someone else’s writing, whether from the internet, from a book or from a friend is considered plagiarism. Any quoted words or sentences should include a citation. An applicant who is found to have plagiarized in any form (including unintentional or accidental plagiarism) in his/her application will be disqualified. For further information about plagiarism and citation, please click on the following link: https://fulbright-egypt.org/resources/. All content in applications must be the applicant’s original contribution and his/her own intellectual property. Having someone else write or contribute to the writing of an individual’s application, either fully or partially, does not uphold the standards of integrity expected of Fulbrighters and may result in the ineligibility of your application. 

Grant Benefits

  • International Travel
  • Monthly Stipend
  • Health Benefits Coverage

Note: U.S. host institutions provide tuition awards to support the required coursework.

AY2023-2024 Program Timeline

February 1, 2022  Program Announcement 
August 7, 2022  Deadline for submitting online applications with all supporting documents 
July 2022 – August 2022  Application Review 
September 2022  Personal Interviews (Only for shortlisted applicants) 
December 2022/ January 2023  Official Nomination/Regret Letters (Applicants will be notified via email) 
January 2023  Post Nomination Orientation (Only for semi-finalists and alternate candidates) 
January – February 2023  TOEFL iBT testing (Only for semi-finalists and alternate candidates) 
April 2023 – June 2023  Placement Process for Semi-Finalist Candidates 
July 2023  Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) (Only for semi-finalists) 
Arabic PDO (Only for semi-finalists who successfully completed all the above stages and all program pre-departure requirements) 
August 2023  Departure Date (Only for selected applicants who successfully completed all the above stages and all program pre-departure requirements) 

AY2023-2024 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

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No Events Scheduled.

Contact Information

Emailflta@bfce.eun.eg Mobile: 01050109843 Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Ramadan Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
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