Teachers of Critical Languages Program

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

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