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  • 05 Dec 2017 12:35 PM | Malinda O'Leary (Administrator)

    Complete information for full scholarship immersion in Madrid (February 2018) available in the Members-Only section. Follow this link for information.  Be sure you are logged in to access.

  • 14 Nov 2017 2:52 PM | Malinda O'Leary (Administrator)

    Foreign language skills are increasingly in demand by U.S. employers, yet language programs are often the first to be cut from school budgets. The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP), an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, provides schools with fully-funded language teachers for an academic year to start or grow a Mandarin or Arabic program.

    Since 2006, TCLP has placed teachers from Egypt, Morocco, and China in 173 K-12 schools across 38 states. TCLP teachers and host schools are supported by American Councils' staff throughout the program. All U.S. schools are encouraged to apply.

    More information available here.

    Questions? Join our Webinar

    Attend a live webinar on November 16 at 4pm EST to learn about the fully-funded grant, application process, and hear first-hand from TCLP alumni host school educators.

    Please contact us if you have any questions about hosting a TCLP teacher in your school or district. 

    Elise Villemez 

    Senior Program Officer, Teacher Programs 

    American Councils for International Education 

    Tel: 202.833.7522

  • 24 Jun 2017 2:20 PM | Allison Ramey (Administrator)

    A big thank you to Clarissa Adams Fletcher and Meredith White, who traveled from Atlanta to share their expertise with World Language teachers in Alabama. We were hosted by the Randolph School in Huntsville, AL, where presenters led discussions on proficiency, showcasing student work, and classroom management strategies. Participants increased their professional learning communities and left with practical teaching ideas for the upcoming school year. 

    We hope you'll join us for other professional development workshops later this summer. Sign up here

  • 21 Jul 2016 2:20 PM | Malinda O'Leary (Administrator)

    Find, post and share handouts and more in the Forums.

  • 21 Jul 2016 2:04 PM | Malinda O'Leary (Administrator)

    Event webpage is here and if you are looking for handouts to share, find handouts, share and get in touch with folks in the forums.

  • 18 Jul 2016 2:47 PM | Malinda O'Leary (Administrator)

  • 11 Jul 2016 12:13 PM | Malinda O'Leary (Administrator)

     Please find attached a flyer with more information about what looks to be a great opportunity to learn more about the Afro-Latin American Culture. 

    For more information about the workshop and the affiliated UAB Black Resistance and Negotiation colloquium, please click here

    UAB K-12 Workshop Flyer.pdf

  • 26 May 2016 10:00 AM | Malinda O'Leary (Administrator)

    The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United-States will be offering French teachers at the elementary, middle school, high school and university levels a FREE workshop to improve French pronunciation in their students.  This training session, provided by Sophie de Abreu, is organized in partnership with the CIEP (Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques) and Samford University.

    This training session aims to implement concrete activities examples of phonetics instruction to give participants keys to improve the pronunciation of French learners.

    In this workshop, teachers will share their experience about their teaching of phonetics in groups. The training, which is practical, will build on their knowledge and experience and teachers are invited to actively contribute. As such, participants are welcome to bring their own teaching materials.

    Thursday, May 26, 2016, from 9:00 to 17:00

    At Samford University
    800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229
    Dwight Beeson Hall Room 307
     (Building 52 on the map linked here.)

    Who: French teachers at the elementary, middle school,
    high school and university levels

    Cost: FREE  
    Costs are covered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. 

    Pastries and coffee will be provided.

    Registration: Please complete this form and return it to

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