How To Apply To Become A Hausa Or Yoruba Teacher In The United States

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The US Embassy & Consulate located in Nigeria has announced job openings for Hausa and Yoruba teachers in the United States. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S mission asked qualified graduates to apply for its Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA) to tutor American students in Hausa and Yoruba.

The application process for the programme is to run from February 8 to June 1.

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To be qualified for this program:

  • 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 the 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 a 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

For more instructions and in order to apply kindly visit https://apply.iie.org/flta2022

Here are what the application entails:

  1. Log onto the website, enter an e-mail address and create a password.
  2. Applicants are strongly advised to read the instructions preceding the application carefully.
  3. 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.)
  4. Essays should address the program goals and include future plans of teaching the English language in Nigeria.
  5. Hard copies of official academic transcripts should be forwarded to our office by regular mail.
  6. 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.
  7. For Hausa Please address the envelope to the Cultural Affairs Assistant, U.S. Embassy, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Abuja

For specific information and questions not addressed by the online application, applicants may e-mail them to Nigeriafulbright@state.gov for Hausa and Culturallagos@state.gov for Yoruba.

If you are a Yoruba or Hausa teacher kindly don’t miss this opportunity to spread aspects of the Nigerian culture and language to interested students in the United States.