Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) have the opportunity to spend an entire academic year on a US college campus. Fulbright Austria identifies host institutions for FLTAs, who work together with experienced professors of German in formal as well as informal teaching and learning situations. FLTAs animate the instruction of German as native speakers, serve as linguistic models, and are cultural ambassadors. These assistantships also provide FLTAs with opportunities to pursue their own interests as students on campus on a part-time and tuition-free basis.
Austrian Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program
Why apply for an FLTA position?
The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program provides young Austrian teachers and recent university graduates who have completed at least an undergraduate degree with the unique opportunity to spend an academic year at a US college or university assisting experienced professors in the instruction of German. It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience campus life in the US, gain valuable classroom teaching experience, and gain insight into US higher education. The FLTA Program also gives participants a chance to take courses at their host institution and to experience American culture first-hand. A position as an FLTA can be a starting point for a career in language teaching or education, but it can also provide the foundation for research and an academic career. Most importantly, FLTAs contribute to Fulbright’s aim of “promoting mutual understanding between the US and other nations” by fostering personal relations and lifelong friendships with their host institution and community.
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program
Grant Length: 9 months
Starting Date: August 2024
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program
FLTA Program Officer
TEL. +43-1-236 7878 - 13