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Beca Asistente en la Enseñanza del Español

      
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Convocatoria abierta hasta el 15 de octubre de 2010

The program mission is to strengthen foreign language instruction on U.S. campuses through the presence of native speakers, and to reinforce the English skills of foreign language teachers through an intensive cross-cultural experience.

Fulbright Colombia is pleased to offer for the first time 4 FLTA awards for the 2010-2011 academic year in the United States.  Colombian university English professors between the ages of 21 and 29 will have the opportunity to teach introductory or intermediate courses in Spanish, and assist Spanish departments in developing language acquisition strategies.  It is also expected that the FLTA’s will contribute to student life on campus through developing cultural and extracurricular activities such as cultural presentations, community outreach projects, and working with U.S. students in non-traditional settings such as serving as directors of language houses or hosting language tables during meals.  FLTA fellows can work up to 20 hours per week.

The FLTA’s are also required to enroll in at least two university courses per semester, one of which must be in U.S. Studies.  Courses can be taken at the graduate or undergraduate level, and can be taken on an audit or credit basis.
Applications are welcome from English professors at accredited Colombian universities with a minimum of one year of experience.

Requirements

    * Colombian citizenship. Dual U.S.-Colombian citizens are ineligible.
    * Hold the equivalent of a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited Colombian university no later than August 2009 in an undergraduate program of at least 4 years.
    * Demonstrate English language proficiency TOEFL 80/213/550; IELTS 6.0. Fulbright will be administering the Institutional TOEFL.  For more information.
    * Certify academic excellence with a GPA no lower than 3.75 in previous university studies
    * Currently hold a position as a full-time professor or a lecturer of English with an academic load of a minimum of 20 hours a week at an accredited Colombian university
    * Accredit a minimum of one year full time teaching experience
    * Be between 21 and 29 years of age at the time of application
    * Certify permission from Colombian university of one year working leave
    * Must be residing in their home country throughout the nomination and selection process
    * Must not apply to other Fulbright grants simultaneously with the FLTA Program
    * Dependents are not allowed to accompany fellows on this program
    * Agree to the two-year home country residency rule stipulated by the J-1 visa.

Documents

    * Application form (available at the bottom of the page)
    * Copy of your Colombian ID
    * Copy of the B.A. / B.S. Certificate
    * English Language Test
    * Original Academic Transcripts
    * Formal letter from your current employee which certifies your work hours per week
    * Formal letter that certifies permission from the Colombian university of one year working leave
    * Copy of your passport (in case you hold one by the time of applying)

Award Benefits

Grantees are placed at U.S. universities or colleges by the International Institute of Education IIE.

The universities offer:

    * A tuition waiver
    * Room and board
    * Living stipend in exchange for FLTA fellow's teaching duties.

Fulbright Colombia provides:

    * A round trip international airfare
    * An allowance for setting-in, books and materials
    * The processing and cost of the U.S. visa
    * Health and accident insurance
    * Pre-daparture orientation seminars in Colombia, as well as in the United States hosted by Fulbright Colombia and IIE prior to beginning the academic year.


No dependent allowance is available. FLTA Fellows attend a previous Fulbright Experience Recipients of previous Fulbright grants are ineligible to apply. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who have not had substantial recent experience in the United States.
 

Application Process

Candidates will require to submit an on-line application, that can be accessed.  The complete application must be printed and send to Fulbright Colombia by certified mail no later than October 15th  2010, together with all the required documents.

Pre-selected candidates will be interviewed prior to making nominations. Final selection is dependent on IIE's ability to match the Colombia candidates with the requirements of the participating host institutions in the U.S.

Fellows must be flexible with placements at smaller or more ethnically diverse academic institutions in the U.S. in order to meet the goal of the FLTA Program that gives priority to underrepresented institutions in all 50 states.
 

Grant Calendar
Grant competition opens     August 1, 2010
Deadline     October 15, 2010
Interviews     November-December, 2010
Nomination to IIE     February 28, 2011
Final selection     May, 2011
Commence academic year     August, 2011

Documents and Application Form
 
Application Form


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