Beasiswa FLTA ke Amerika

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Ellis Island, National Museum of Immigration, Amerika

Bagi yang berminat mencoba pengalaman mengajar bahasa Indonesia di kampus – kampus Amerika, program FLTA (Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant) bisa menjadi pilihan. Program ini tidak melihat latar belakang jurusan S1 atau S2 karena yang diajarkan nanti bahasa Indonesia. Tetapi, bahasa Inggris harus lancar mengingat mahasiswa yang diajar nanti bisa jadi mahasiswa Amerika atau mahasiswa Internasional lain. Juga, karena bahasa sangat erat dengan budaya, biasanya harus punya pengetahuan tentang budaya Indonesia, nilai plus kalau bisa menampilkan salah satu budaya Indonesia.

Satu teman yang tinggal serumah dengan saya sekarang adalah FLTA dari Prancis. Sudah hampir satu tahun ajaran, dia akan pulang ke negaranya bulan Juni nanti. Saya sendiri masih harus tinggal sekitar dua tahun lagi untuk menyelesaikan PhD. Dia banyak cerita tentang pengalaman mengajarkan bahasa Prancis di Lehigh University. Jika teman-teman lulus program FLTA ini, suasana kerjanya hampir sama dengan menjadi dosen di kampus Indonesia. Ada kantor, menyiapkan bahan ajar, silabus, dan di akhir semester mengeluarkan nilai untuk mahasiswa yang mengambil mata kuliah.

Tidak perlu khawatir soal bingung atau tidak paham dengan sistem perkuliahan kampus di Amerika karena seorang FLTA memiliki pembimbing, salah satu staf pengajar di kampus. Selain itu, FLTA juga ada mengambil mata kuliah di kampus, tapi hanya bertujuan untuk menambah wawasan tentang kebudayaan Amerika. Seperti teman saya yang dari Prancis ini, dia mengambil dua mata kuliah, hadir setiap jam belajar, tetapi saat ujian akhir dia tidak ikut, soalnya nilai tidak penting lagi baginya.

Saya sudah baca semua persyaratannya, tidak terlalu berbeda dengan persyaratan program beasiswa Fulbright lainnya. Kalau butuh contoh untuk mengisi aplikasi, saya sudah upload contoh aplikasi saya lalu di blog ini. Bisa download disini atau lihat di blogroll bagian ‘Download Gratis’. Kalau mau diskusi dengan saya, silahkan, santai saja.

Berikut ini informasi tentang FLTA. Download formulir aplikasi disini

 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Applicants must be English language teachers and must be able to demonstrate a commitment to language teaching upon return to Indonesia following the award.

The program is for one academic year (9 months) and requires the grantee to teach Indonesian language and culture in the U.S. for 20 hours per week, and to enroll in at least two U.S. Studies and / or ESL (English as a Second Language) methodology classes per semester.

Applicants should be no older than 29 years of age by October 1, 2015 and should possess:

  1. a Bachelor’s (S1) degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (scale 4.00) from ALL fields of study (not just English or Education). Master’s degree (S2) graduates are also welcomed to apply.
  2. a minimum ITP TOEFL score of 550 or IBT TOEFL score of 79/80 or IELTS score of 6.5. In this case, TOEFL-Like or TOEFL prediction may be considered.
  3. a minimum of one year English teaching experience
  4. a teaching position in a university, high school, corporate or other private institution (private course or home school is not eligible)
  5. leadership qualities (including community involvement, social activities and/or extra-curricular activities)
  6. a good understanding of Indonesian and international cultures
  7. a demonstrated commitment to the English Language Teaching
  8. a willingness to return to their home institution and maintain the English teaching profession upon completion of the Fulbright program

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should complete the appropriate application forms which can be downloaded below. Application package must be mailed to our address below:

AMINEF OFFICE

Intiland Tower, 11th Floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman 32,
Jakarta 10220

Please return to AMINEF your complete application package by the application deadline that includes:

  1. Completed application form. This includes clearly written and concise one page objectives.
  2. Photocopy of your most recent, less than two year old, ITP TOEFL or IBT TOEFL or IELTS or TOEFL-Like score report.
  3. Two letters of reference, one from your previous lecturer/professor and the other one MUST be from your current employer/work supervisor.
  4. Certified photocopy of academic transcript including English translation.
  5. Certified photocopy of academic diploma including English translation.
  6. Photocopy of identity document (National ID or passport).

CONTACT INFORMATION
Specific questions regarding the application process may be addressed via e-mail to the following address: infofulbright_ind@aminef.or.id. We do not accept email applications. Hard copies must be sent or delivered to American Indonesian Exchange Foundation address.

DEADLINE 
The deadline for the submission of application materials for the program is extended to May 30, 2015.
Note: Program requirements are subject to change without notice.

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