Eight Nigerian teachers have been selected and sponsored to travel to the United States as part of the 2023 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA). Their mission is to teach Yoruba language and culture in various universities and colleges throughout one academic session.
The U.S. Missions in Nigeria made this announcement via their Instagram account on Saturday. The primary objective of the program is not only to enhance the teachers’ pedagogical skills but also to encourage cultural exchange and foster stronger relationships between Nigeria and the United States.
These chosen teachers will serve as ambassadors of Yoruba language and culture, imparting their knowledge to American students, thereby promoting cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.
The Fulbright FLTA Program is a nine-month initiative, funded by the ECA (Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), designed for early-career English teachers or professionals in related fields with up to seven years of teaching experience. The program provides an opportunity for participants to teach their native language in American colleges or universities.