The 2019-2020 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program

May 16, 2018
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy Mongolia

Call for Applications: PAS-Ulaanbaatar-012/FY2018

 

The 2019-2020 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to Mongolia is now accepting applications for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) for the academic year of 2019-2020. Application deadline is at 12 p.m. (noon) Monday, July 16, 2018.

Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State’s, FLTA Program is a full scholarship program for early career English-language teachers to work as Mongolian-language teaching assistants at a U.S. university for one academic year. FLTA aims at strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities while providing foreign teachers opportunity to increase their English language proficiency, refine their teaching skills, and extend their knowledge of the culture and customs of the United States.

During the program year, the participant will have the opportunity to take classes on teaching methodology and other topics, such as American studies. The participant is also expected to participate in university programs and to share Mongolian culture with their colleagues and students. The grant is for one academic year and is non-renewable.

FLTA should be energetic, early career educator capable of succeeding in the dual role of university teaching assistant and student. He/she must be open to living with their U.S. student peers in undergraduate or graduate level campus housing and also engaging with faculty and staff with maturity and professionalism.

Please note that dependents are not allowed to travel with scholarship recipients.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a Mongolian citizen, currently living in Mongolia;
  • Be a university (including vocational training colleges) or high school teacher of English;
  • Hold a bachelor degree in teaching, TESOL, Mongolian language or English language by June 1, 2019 (MA degrees are highly desirable);
  • Be fluent in English, with minimum score of TOEFL IBT 80, TOEFL ITP 550 or IELTS 6.0;
  • Be no younger than 22 and no older than 32 at the time of application;

Qualified candidates must submit to the Embassy the following application materials:

  1. Complete Application Form (.DOCX 2.21 MB);

*Attach a passport sized photo (3×4) taken in the last six months

  1. Letters of Recommendation: References from three professionals who can attest to your academic and professional abilities;

*Recommendation letters must be in English or provide English translation by an authorized translation service along with the original letter in Mongolian.

**References should not be emailed or mailed separately. Reference provider overseas may e-mail his/her reference to applicant as a .pdf file. The .pdf file should bear the reference provider’s signature and full contact information including title, work place, phone numbers, and e-mail address.

  1. Essay: 1-2 pages long essay in English that addresses:
  • If selected, how would you design your program to deliver classes on Mongolian language, culture, tradition and history to an American student audience?
  • What would you like to learn and experience at your host institution to increase your knowledge and enhance your English teaching upon return?
  1. Notarized copies of Diploma and Transcript of all university diplomas and transcripts;

*Diploma appendix will not be accepted. Transcript must be issued by the school administration.

**Transcript must be in English or provide English translation by an authorized translation service along with the original transcript in Mongolian.

  1. A notarized copy of TOEFL or IELTS official score report bearing your photo; and
  2. CV or Resume in English;

Things to note when completing the application form:

  • Answer all questions of the application. Put N/A for questions that do not apply.
  • Note that answers to all questions must be true. Application essay must be your own work reflecting your original thought. Any use of other people’s work/idea must be properly cited and acknowledged. Any false information and plagiarism will be grounds for immediate dismissal from the program.
  • Do not submit any additional documents not specified in this application.
  • Do not staple any part of your application and/or supplemental documents.
  • Application and essay must be typed. Hand-written applications will be disqualified.

Incomplete application package will be considered as technically ineligible. Do not submit original documents. Application package will not be returned.

Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience in the United States. Extensive U.S. experience will include:

  • Individuals with recent U.S. experience (more than 6 months within the last 5 years)
  • Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the last seven years

Note that individuals with U.S permanent resident status are ineligible to apply. Also note that the FLTA program does not support dependents or family members. Pregnant candidates may not participate in the program if the birth will occur during the program period.

All U.S. Government scholarship programs adhere to equal opportunity principle. Any individual who fulfills the program criteria are welcome to apply regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, age and political or religious belief.

Interviews will take place mid-August 2018. Applicants must attend the interview in person.

Complete application package must be submitted to Public Affairs Section by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the latest:

Street Address:                                            Mailing Address:

U.S. Embassy                                              АНУ-ын Элчин сайдын яамны
Denver Street #3, 11th Micro-district           Олон нийттэй харилцах албанд
Ulaanbaatar 14190, Mongolia                     Монгол Улс, Улаанбаатар 14192, Ш/Х – 341

Please note, mailed application package received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Any inquiries about the program will not be answered via phone. Please direct all inquiries to Embassy’s Facebook page, or email at exchange@usembassy.mn.