US seeks applications from Indian teachers to study English

March 24th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The US-India Education Foundation is seeking applications from young Indians, currently teaching English at college level or training to be English teachers, to train them in the US universities. In return, they would be required to teach one of four Indian languages.
Grants will be offered in the coming academic year starting August or September 2009, a statement from the US embassy said here Tuesday.

Under the foundation’s Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program, Indians teaching English, aged 21 to 29, would be recruited to teach either Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi or Urdu at colleges, universities and high school for nine months “while refining their skills and English proficiency and enhancing their knowledge of the US society and culture”.

These selected teachers will be able to take courses in English teaching and US Studies as non-degree students.

The deadline for receiving applications for the programme is July 15.

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