Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program


Program Description

The Fulbright Commission invites applications for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. The FLTA program provides early career teachers of English as a Foreign Language, or of related fields such as American Studies, or English/American Literature, the opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and broaden their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States, while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at colleges and universities in the United States. Applications from teachers in the fields of journalism and media studies will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. FLTAs from Egypt assist in the teaching of Arabic at select U.S. universities during their nine-month non-degree grant beginning in August/September 2020. The participants also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects.

The FLTA Program promotes cross-cultural understanding in the U.S. and in the home countries of the FLTA fellows. U.S. universities benefit from the presence of a native speaker on their campuses. FLTA fellows provide teaching assistance by serving in various capacities, which may include teaching up to two Arabic classes at host institutions per semester, and typically facilitating cultural events, language clubs and language tables. FLTA fellows are required to enroll in at least two courses per semester, one of which must be in U.S. Studies.

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Egyptian citizenship; holders of U.S. green cards and/or passports are ineligible to apply.
  • 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 of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL), or of American Studies, English/American literature, Linguistics, or Journalism and Media Studies, who have a maximum of 7 years’ teaching experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English with a minimum Institutional TOEFL (Local ITP) score of 550, or its iBT 79-80, or IELTS 6.0 equivalent. A TOEFL score is valid for two years and exams are held at AMIDEAST or any of the ETS approved centers listed below:
Test Type Test Center Name Location of Test Center
TOEFL ITP AMIDEAST Cairo – Alexandria
Tamkeen New Era Mansoura
The Scientific Center for Consultations and Development Beni-Suef
Skills Castle Benha – Tanta
American Center for Continuing Education Assiut
The American Language Center Damietta
El Manara International Academy Minya
Suez Language and Computer Center Suez
The American Canadian Center Menoufia
TOEFL iBT Please check available test centers at: https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register Various governorates across Egypt
Academic/General Training IELTS British Council Cairo – Alexandria
IDP Center Cairo – Alexandria
  • 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 at the Department of State; as well as Board Members or staff of a Fulbright Commission or their families (up to fourth kin).
  • Applicants have to successfully complete all the steps of the assessment and selection process and successfully finalize all required procedures.

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

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 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 or her application will be disqualified. Please refer to the online application for the Fulbright policy and video on plagiarism.

Grant Benefits:

  • International Travel
  • Monthly Stipend
  • Health Benefits Coverage
  • Note: U.S. host institutions provide tuition awards to support the required coursework.

Program Opens in April 2020

Information Sessions

No Events Scheduled.

Contact Information

For inquiries, please contact us at: flta@bfce.eun.eg Tel: (202) 33359717 / 33365300 / 33357978 ext. 188, 138,  169 Mobile: 01005449622
Recent Posts
Contact Us

Get in touch with us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.