Barely two weeks after Joe Biden was sworn-in as the president of the United States of America, the US embassy and consulate in Nigeria has announced that the services of Yoruba and Hausa teachers are needed.
According to the Public Affairs Section of the US Mission Nigeria which made the announcement on its website, applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in US universities and colleges opened February 1 and will end on June 1.
The applications are being requested under the mission’s Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Programme (FLTA).
The FLTA programme, the mission explains, is designed to offer young foreign teachers an opportunity to teach Yoruba language and culture to American students in universities and colleges.
The programme also allows participants to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States by engaging in non-degree studies while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at US colleges and universities.
Along with their studies, participants teach language courses, supervise language labs and lead language table discussions.
They may also act as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language laboratories, coordinators of extra-curricular activities, guest speakers in civilization courses, head of language clubs, houses, tables and much more.