Fulbright Program Invites Hosts To Welcome Moroccan Teachers In Their Schools

January 14, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program invites high schools throughout the state to host English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers from Morocco for six weeks. Seven EFL teachers from the African country will travel to the United States from March 5 through April 16 where they will observe or team-teach English, French or Arabic languages classes as well as serve as educational resources on Islam.  

This program is an excellent opportunity for U.S. schools to contribute toward promoting mutual understanding between the United States and the Islamic world. The Foundation is particularly interested in high schools/school districts with strong ESL programs.  

The exchange will help Moroccan teachers share information about the Islamic world as well as learn more about American culture and education through discussions and presentations and to improve education in Morocco through observation of classes, schools and community activities with regard to curriculum development, language instruction techniques, active learning, classroom management  

The main host coordinator should have at least three years of full-time administrative or teaching experience and be a current full-time teacher of school administrator. Hosts will support the exchange teachers by setting up visits, shadowing and opportunities to speak to classes and local groups as well as other activities such as meeting with the PTA, school board and local civic organizations.  

The application deadline is January 24, 2005.  

For more information about this and other exchanges, visit the Fulbright Foundationís website at http://www.fulbrightexchanges.org/View/ViewOtherOpps.asp.

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