Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program


The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State will open PY2020 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program. The FLTA program is a nine-month, non-degree program funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs aimed at strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities, and some high schools; This program also aims to provide future teachers of English with the opportunity to refine their skills, increase their English language proficiency, and extend their knowledge of U.S. society and culture.

Selection decisions will be announced by the end of May, 2020 and the major requirements of FLTA activities are as follows:

  1. Assistance by teaching up to two courses of Korean language per semester.
  2. Participation in community events and campus activities, and playing a leading role in facilitating Korean cultural events.
  3. Enrollment in at least two courses per semester; one course must be in U.S. studies and the remaining course in English language teaching.
  4. Organizing and working for a Korean language club.


  1. Monthly Maintenance Allowance during the grant period, Insurance, Roundtrip Travel.
  2. Tuition waiver for up to two courses in American studies at the U.S. host institution.


After documentary screening by specialists, those who are recommended for further consideration will be contacted, either by phone or letter, to confirm the time and date of an oral interview which will be conducted in English. Oral interviews are tentatively scheduled by the end of September 2019.

Final selection of recommended candidates will be announced by Institute of International Education in May, 2020.


  1. Korean citizenship, current legal resident of Korea and living in Korea. Dual citizens, overseas Korean residents or "green card" holders are not eligible.
  2. Applicant’s field should be among the following fields and applicant at minimum should possess the equivalent of a B.A. degree by February, 2020.
  3. Applicants should have a TOEFL score of no less than 79 (IBT), or no less than IELTS: 6.
  4. Applicants should reside in Korea from the application period to the grant start date.
  5. Applicants should contact their board of education office to discuss the appropriate leave of absence and to obtain their recommendation for applying to the FLTA program prior to submission of the application form.
  6. Preferences:
    • Lecturing experience in the fields are strongly preferred (English lecturers at the college/university level, English teachers at secondary schools, seniors or graduate students majoring in English/English Education)
    • Possession of the certificate of Korean language teaching after completion of more than 120 hours of Korean Language Program
    • Applicants with no or less prior experience in the U.S.

  7. Restrictions:
    • No dependents allowed to accompany FLTA grantees.
    • Pregant applicants are not eligible in the program if the birth is due during the program period.
    • Applicants who are applying for Fulbright American Studies Program for Korean English Teachers Program at the same time are not eligible.


All of documents required for application are only available in Korean language. Please click Korean language toggle for further details.

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