Accepting applications for the LASeR – Bucknell Teaching Assistantship Program.

LASeR, in partnership with Bucknell University, Pennsylvania- USA, is offering a fully-funded one-year Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) to brilliant young and early-career professionals in English, education, translation or any related fields.

Applicants will be placed as an assistant to a professor of the Arabic language as they will be responsible for various tasks in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL), and for promoting the Arabic culture to American students. In return, the applicants will have the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills, advance their English language proficiency, and deepen their understanding of the American culture and people.

In addition, the applicants will enroll in two credited courses of their choice where they will gain hands-on experience of the American education system.

The application process includes:

  • Submitting the application by 23rdof March, 2020 the latest
  • Interview with LASeR
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by Bucknell University
  • Accepted Applicant will travel in August 2020 and return in May 2021

Time period: One academic year (August 2020- May 2021)

LASeR- Bucknell FLTA Program provides:

  • On-going training in foreign language instruction
  • Health insurance
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Tuition fees for one course per semester
  • Meal plan
  • Accommodation
  • Stipend

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Lebanese citizens residing in Lebanon
  • Aged between 20-30
  • Hold a BA by summer 2020 in English, education, translation or a related field
  • Good academic standing
  • Have 0-2 years of teaching experience (experience in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language is a plus)
  • Willing to learn
  • Have leadership skills


The TA should work up to 20 hours that include teaching and preparing classes, conducting cultural activities such as the Arabic table and the Arabic club, tutoring students, grading homework, office hours, etc…

To apply, send the application form along with the following documents to :

  • Scanned university transcripts
  • CV / Resume
  • 1-2 signed and/or stamped recommendation letter from a university professor or employer
  • Essay questions (prompts mentioned in the application)
  • Evidence of English proficiency such as TOEFL IBT score of 79, TOEFL PBT score of 550, or IELTS 6.5 (when accepted)
  • Valid passport (when accepted)

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