"Grab the Bag Now": Mzansi is Excited About the Opportunity to Teach IsiZulu in the United States of America

"Grab the Bag Now": Mzansi is Excited About the Opportunity to Teach IsiZulu in the United States of America

  • IsiZulu home language South African citizens are being invited to apply for teaching posts in the United States of America
  • Successful applicants will be given the chance to teach their home language at an American University
  • Applicants also need to be fluent in English as well have teaching experience and degrees in certain fields such as journalism and English

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JOHANNESBURG - South African IsiZulu-speaking people are being offered a great opportunity to teach their language at universities in the United States of America.

A call has been made to individuals who speak IsiZulu as their home language and are also proficient in English as well as part of the US' Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Programme (FLTA).

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South African IsiZulu home language speaking citizens are invited to apply for teaching posts in the US. Image: Getty Images
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Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to teach at an American university for an entire academic year, which begins in August 2022 and ends in May 2023, according to BusinessInsider.

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The opportunity was launched by the Fulbright South Africa programme on 5 November.

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Requirements for IsiZulu teachers

Secondary-level teachers with experience teaching English, journalism and media, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), American Studies, IsiZulu, literature or a similar discipline are eligible to apply.

Applicants need to be South African citizens and applicants are asked to find out if they meet the requirements by contacting the Fulbright Programme Office in South Africa before sending in their applications.

South Africans react to the IsiZulu teaching opportunity

A few South Africans seemed excited for the opportunity to potentially teach in the United States while others were a bit suspicious of the job posting. Here are some comments:

@TellUnknown said:

"Why must those Americans know IsiZulu?"

@Poohmaey_Twin said:

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"IsiZulu is my major but I'm still waiting for results. I wanna go"

@Wandile93160924 said:

"That's like selling out the country, they must not understand isiZulu, infiltration "


"Black? Teaching in America? I fear."

@Tshupetso_M said:

"When you don't want to teach English in an Asian country then this is an alternative. "

@DesignsTvt said:

"Grab the bag now... Trump might return in a couple of years..."

Halala: SA educator lands Teacher of the Year award abroad

Briefly News previously reported that a local educator who teaches mathematics and science at the Siphumelele Secondary School was recently honoured for his work in the education system.

Khangelani Sibiya and other teachers around the world were in Dubai to attend an awards ceremony hosted by the Global Education Network.

Sibiya walked away with the Teacher of the Year award, Briefly News learned. A statement by the Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal read:

"Global Education Network recognises the importance of innovation in global education through its Global Education Ideas Award."

Source: Briefly News

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