Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Fulbright Program, Chinese Teachers from Taiwan, FLTA

 

Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Fulbright Program, Chinese Teachers from Taiwan, FLTA
(to teach or assist Chinese classes in the U.S.)

 

  

 

Since we are required by the Department of State in the U.S. to recruit more FLTAs to fit U.S. universities’ needs, we decide to extend the 2020-2021 FLTA application deadline. The related deadlines will be:
1. Please submit the application by November 11, 2019.
2. The scheduled interview date is December 9, 2019 (for applicants who submitted application by 8/15) and December 10, 2019.
3. If you would provide your test appointment confirmation of TOEFL or IELTS to our application system, the test date must before November 30, 2019.

 

§ Description and Purpose

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Taiwan Ministry of Education, and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

The FLTA Program enables early-career educators from overseas to go to the U.S. They refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States, while engaging in non-degree studies at accredited post-secondary U.S. educational institutions. Along with their studies, FLTAs teach language courses, supervise language labs, and lead language table discussions. FLTAs may also act as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language laboratories, coordinators of extra-curricular activities, guest speakers in civilization courses, head's of language clubs, houses, tables and much more.

 

FLTAs:

  • 1. Are for 9 months, the grant period cannot extend.
  • 2. May assist in or teach up to 20 hours of language classes a week
  • 3. Are required to enroll in at least 2 courses per semester, one of which must be in U.S. Studies; the remaining coursework should relate to their careers in original fields teaching.
  • 4. Are expected to facilitate cultural events, language clubs, and language tables
  • 5. Are required to attend a U.S.-based orientation sponsored by ECA during the summer, right before the FLTA grant.
  • 6. Are required to attend a mid-year enrichment conference in the United States, hosted by ECA and coordinated by IIE

§ Benefits:

  • 1. Room and Board (offered by host university)
  • 2. Travel allowance: a direct, round-trip economy-class air ticket (for return ticket, please confirm with IIE) , and a baggage allowance of US$200
  • 3. Monthly stipend (offered by host university)
  • 4. Placement services by IIE.
  • 5. Placement in a summer orientation in the U.S., with expenses paid for travel allowance by IIE.
  • If selected FLTAs don’t have certificate of TCSL, FSE will support to have one basic TCSL program.

§ Eligibility Criteria: 

  • 1. Reside in Taiwan at the time of application, the year prior to the grant (2020)
  • 2. Possess the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree with a good academic record (Master's degrees are highly desirable at many institutions)
  • 3. Be teachers of the following fields (TESL and TCSL are preferred)
    Teaching English as Second Language
    Teaching Chinese as Second Language
    Language Teaching related fields
  • 4. Be fluent in English, as demonstrated by a score of no less than 79 (iBT) or 6.0 (IELTS), taken since August, 2018. Or upload a test appointment confirmation to our application system (test date MUST before September 30, 2019).
  • 5. Are required to secure visas in time for host institution reporting dates. Failure to do so may result in the loss of the assistantship.
  • 6. Clearly demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism
  • 7. Be outgoing and dynamic individuals with a great sense of humor
  • 8. Meet the Grant Conditions and Provisions (http://www.fulbright.org.tw/tw/provisionsandconditions)
  • 9. All other factors being equal, preference is given to applicants who has submitted all of the score report (including English score report and transcript).
  • 10. During the grant period, grantee must submit a research/ reflections report to FSE Online Journal (http://journal.fulbright.org.tw/).

§ Application Procedure:

Apply online no later than August 15, 2019. For application 
information, please go to the following website:
http://www.fulbright.org.tw/application

 

Submit the hard copy of following required documents to Fulbright Taiwan, postmarked no later than 
August 15, 2019.
• Hard copies of your completed on-lined application form (filled in English, including application form, 
English CV, English transcripts for all degrees (university and post-graduate), degree certificate, 
certificate of enrollment or employment certificate, iBT/IELTS score report or appointment confirmation, and passport copy.)
• Chinese CV (the translation version of your English CV with your cell phone number and mailing 
address
. We’ll deliver the notification letter via post mail after the nomination list is confirmed.)
• 3 English recommendation letters (if your referees do not want to complete recommendation letters on line and please do ask for the specific form from our foundation)
• One copy of authorized transcripts for undergraduate studies and for graduate studies in sealed 
envelopes (including for exchange studies; MUST be in English for IIE); “sealed envelopes” means that 
you have to ask school to stamp on the flap of the envelope to prove that the transcripts are authorized by school.
• Certificate of degree for all degrees earned (MUST be in English for IIE); foreign certificates of degree must be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). For more information, please visit MOFA’s 
website (http://www.boca.gov.tw/). All certificates of degrees will be sent to IIE.
• Certificate of enrollment. If school cannot issue the certificate by our deadline, please submit a copy of your student ID card (both sides). Applicants should submit the certificate of enrollment by September 
30, 2019.

The mailing address is:台北市10043延平南路45號 2樓
                                 學術交流基金會
                                 傅爾布萊特交換計畫 (FLTA)

 

Application process has been completed! Wait for the interview!

For updated information, please contact Ms. Lisa Lin,
E-mail:fse@fulbright.org.tw
Tel︰(02) 2388-2100 ext 112 / Fax:(02) 2388-2855


§ Selection Procedure

In the middle
of September 
In the middle of September (tentatively scheduled on September 12, 2019), a Selection Committee 
(academics, Board members, and staff) reviews all documents, conducts oral interviews with 
applicants and recommends a slate for final selection by Fulbright Taiwan’s Board. Applicants who 
can’t physically present for an oral interview will be deemed to waive. 
At the end 
of September
● Applicants are notified by Fulbright Taiwan of nomination/non-nomination at the end of September after the Board meeting and their nomination is also sent to the J. William Fulbright Foreign 
Scholarship Board (FFSB) for final confirmation. IIE will provide services for applying host institutions simultaneously.
● The grant is then subject to:
a. Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB)
b. The candidate's admission to a U.S. institution approved by Fulbright Taiwan. 
April of the 
following year 
Final approval is then normally received by Fulbright Taiwan in April and conveyed to grantees as 
soon as received.
*Please be noted that all Taiwan grantees travel to U.S. must hold a J-type visa for academic and 
cultural exchange programs. Please refer to the following link for more visa-related details:
http://www.fulbright.org.tw/tw/provisionsandconditions

 
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