Teachers of Critical Languages Program

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Mar 31, 2009 / 0 comments

Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP)

TCLP looks to build US schools' capacities to offer Chinese and Arabic
programs as these languages are indeed critically important for both
the current and future generation. Moreover, both China and the Middle
East have rich, vibrant, and deep cultures and histories, and our
students can learn a great deal from them. Reciprocally, our exchange
teachers can learn a great deal about American culture while improving
their English and gaining experience in teaching methodologies. All
said, it's a dynamic cross-cultural program that truly benefits all
parties involved. Applications to host Chinese or Arabic exchange
teachers during the 2009-2010 school year
are available and can be
downloaded or you can apply online.

 From a school's perspective, the program provides many benefits, as
well as numerous opportunities. Please find them listed below, and, as
you have questions, please see our FAQs page or contact Ben Dunbar:
American Councils provides exchange teachers' monthly salaries, health
care, round-trip airfare, visa support, extended training in DC before
the school year, a four-day professional development workshop in
November, access to a professional development fund, and ongoing on-
program support including in-person site visits.

US elementary or secondary schools, both public and private, may apply
Applications are welcomed from schools with existing, developing, or
planned programs.

Applications are due April 15, 2009. Awards and regrets will be sent
by the end of May
More info: http://www.americancouncils.org/TCLP/index.php