Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)

Program Purpose:

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) helps U.S. universities strengthen Kazakh language instruction, while providing current or future teachers of English in Kazakhstan the opportunity to refine their skills, increase their English-language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of U.S. society and culture.

Activities:

The Fulbright FLTA program is a nine-month, non-degree program. FLTA participants will help strengthen Kazakh language instruction at a U.S. university or college and also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects.

Benefits:

All FLTA participants will receive a monthly stipend, accident and sickness medical insurance coverage, and travel support. U.S. host universities will provide tuition waivers to support participants’ required coursework.

Eligibility:

Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan and reside in Kazakhstan.

Applicants must be teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English in Kazakhstan.

Applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by July 2018.

Selection Criteria:

Applicants must be native speakers of Kazakh.

Applicants must be fluent in English.

Applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity, and professionalism.

Applicants must reside in Kazakhstan throughout the nomination and selection process.

Required Documents:

  • Application
  • Notarized copies of all post-secondary diplomas and transcripts accompanied by English translations
  • Resume/CV
  • Reference letters

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan will submit nominations to the program, which then will be reviewed by an independent review committee in the United States. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board makes the final selection of nominees.

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is June 10, 2018.

Candidates can access the online application at https://iie.embark.com/apply/flta