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Work In USA: Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) - Apply Now

This is a great opportunity to work in USA as Foreign language teaching assistant program (FLTA) registration is open now for Nigerians to teach their native languages in America. Languages like Yoruba, Hausa and others are well accepted. 

Deadline: June 1, 2021

 

The United States Government under the administration of President Joe Biden is recruiting for Nigerians to work as Teachers in the USA.

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Mission Nigeria invites applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in U.S. universities and colleges.

The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) is designed to offer young foreign teachers an opportunity to teach Yoruba language and culture to American students in universities and colleges.

The program also gives an opportunity for participants to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States by engaging in non-degree studies while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at U.S. colleges and universities. Becoming a participant carries with it a great responsibility. Along with their studies, participants teach language courses, supervise language labs and lead language table discussions.

They 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 of language clubs, houses, tables and much more.

 

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Grant Benefit:

The grant for Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) covers the grantee’s round trip airfare to the U.S., a settling-in allowance, monthly stipend, housing allowance, health insurance, and tuition scholarship for their coursework.

Provisions will be made for participants to attend a Fulbright FLTA Summer Orientation in the United States prior to beginning their program. During the FLTA program, fellows are also invited to participate in special Fulbright enrichment seminar and conference for professional development and networking opportunity.

Note: The grant does not cover travel of family members; hence grantees will not be allowed to travel with spouse and children or relatives to the United States even at their own expense.

 

Field of Study:

Competition is open to applicants who major in English Language, Education, Hausa, Yoruba, Linguistics and Languages

 

Eligibility Requirements For Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)

  • Applicants must be citizens or nationals of Nigeria, or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by the government of Nigeria. He or she must be residing in the country at the time of application
  • Applicants must be graduates who have received their bachelor degrees in English language, Education, Linguistics, Yoruba, Hausa and Languages
  • Applicants must be teachers of English Language or Yoruba or Hausa in Nigerian secondary schools, colleges or universities. Proven years of teaching experience are mandatory
  • Applicants must have the endorsement of their employer
  • Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and high level of English proficiency as demonstrated by a minimum score of 90 in the Internet Based TOEFL test.
  • Applicants must have at least a credit in Yoruba language in WAEC/NECO
  • Applicants must have an in-depth knowledge of Yoruba or Hausa culture and current events in Nigeria. They must have sincere interest in teaching Hausa or Yoruba language and culture to students in the U.S.
  • Applicants must have leadership skills and the ability to motivate students in an emphatic manner
  • Applicants must clearly demonstrate maturity, dependability, creativity, professionalism, flexibility, and a willingness to learn
  • Applicants must be ready to become a cultural ambassador interested in meeting people and becoming part of community events and campus activities
  • Applicants must have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program as scheduled and to returning home
  • The FLTA program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers.  Applicants that are found to have plagiarized in their application will be disqualified.

 

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Application and Instructions: 

The application and instructions can be found at https://apply.iie.org/flta2022

  • Applicants should log onto the website, enter an e-mail address and create a password. Please remember this password because it will be used throughout the application process.
  • Applicants are strongly advised to read the instructions preceding the application carefully.
  • All applicants must fill out the application forms completely and attach their supporting documents online (3 letters of references, Curriculum Vitae, academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended and writing samples.)
  • Essays should address the program goals and include future plans of teaching English language in Nigeria.

Hard copies of official academic transcripts should be forwarded to our office by regular mail.

For YORUBA Please address the envelope to the Fulbright Program Officer, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.

For HAUSA Please address the envelope to the Cultural Affairs Assistant, U.S. Embassy, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Abuja

Applicants with specific questions not addressed by the online application instructions may e-mail them to Nigeriafulbright@state.gov for Hausa and Culturallagos@state.gov for Yoruba.

 

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Covid-19: Up to 43m Americans Could Lose Health Insurance

Report says that close to 43 million Americans might lose their health Insurance due because of Covid-19 pandemic.

 

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute revealed that almost 43 million Americans could lose their health insurance in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Report says that roughly half the population of US received their medical insurance through their job. The tidal wave of layoffs triggered by quarantine measures now threatens that coverage for millions.

 

Katherine Hempstead, a senior policy adviser for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said;

“The status quo is incredibly inefficient, it’s incredibly unfair, it’s tied to employment for no real reason.”

“This problem exposes a lot of the inadequacies in our system.”

 

Researchers at the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) predict anywhere from 25 to 43 million people could lose health insurance if the pandemic results in a 20% unemployment rate.

Many will use social safety nets to obtain insurance, including Medicaid, the public health insurance program for low-income people. However, eligibility criteria varies from state to state, with more restrictions in Republican-led states.

“It’s incredibly segmented and every state has a different story,” said Hempstead. “There’s 50 different experiences.”

Christine Mohn, 51, lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and worked as a physical therapist. She lost her job of 18 years when her company was bought out in November 2019.

“You walk in the door one day, and they said: ‘Your job is not here and neither is your health insurance – bye,’” Mohn said.

 

For several months, Mohn, her husband and college-age daughter relied on a program called Cobra, which allows Americans to continue the benefits they once received from a job. But the benefits came at a steep cost. Mohn paid $1,700 a month for insurance using a line of credit on her mortgage until April 2020, when she finally got a new job.

 

Mohn only worked two weeks before the job indefinitely furloughed its workers because the pandemic closed down all non-urgent health services.

The company that furloughed Mohn allowed her to keep her health insurance, even though it is under no obligation to do so. The insurance costs Mohn $400 a month, and after four weeks she still has not received her first unemployment check. When she finally does go back to work, she said: “I can get to paying off my line of credit I’ve been living off.”

Of those who lose employer-based insurance, an estimated 7 million Americans will remain uninsured, and will lack access to healthcare during the worst pandemic in a century, RWJF predicted. Another 30 million people lacked insurance even before the pandemic, according to the Urban Institute.

 

“You have people who think they have an infectious disease, but they don’t want to come forward to get tested or get treatment because they’re so worried about what kind of financial liabilities they will have,” said Hempstead. “This problem exposes, really, a lot of the inadequacies in our system.”

a recession,” said Dr Adam Gaffney, the president of Physicians for a National Health Program. PNHP advocates for a single-payer health system in the US, similar to the NHS. “It’s inevitable that people will die because they can’t get the care they need, because of the looming recession.”

 

Meanwhile, this is for only US and it could happen in any other countries hit by Covid-19.

 

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