November 13, 2011

Professional Development Opportunities from the American Councils for International Education

From the NYSTESOL listserv:

Dear New York TESOL,

My name is Stephanie Heard and I work for American Councils for International Education in Washington DC. We implement three fully-funded programs for teachers and administrators that I believe might be of interest to you and to your colleagues. I appreciate your assistance distributing these announcements to anyone who you think is interested and I am happy to answer any questions you have about these programs. My contact information can be found at the bottom of this email.

Thank you in advance for your collaboration!


Explore these fully funded programs that are supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education!


The Educational Seminars Program provides short-term professional development opportunities to teachers and administrators from around the world, for 2-3 week reciprocal exchange programs and one-way professional development programs. Participating countries include Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, and Uruguay for reciprocal exchanges and Greece, India, and Italy for one-way programs. All Educational

Seminars provide airfare, training, travel health care, and living costs. For more information, please visit or email edseminars at americancouncils dot org.

Upcoming Program Application Deadlines: January 6 and March 30, 2012


The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) places EFL teachers from China and Egypt in U.S. K-12 host schools for an academic year where they teach Mandarin or Arabic language and culture. TCLP provides teachers’ salaries, healthcare, roundtrip airfare, training, professional development funds, and ongoing program support.

To increase the number of Americans teaching and learning these critical languages, selected host schools also receive access to grant opportunities to support language learning projects. For more information, please visit or email tclp at americancouncils dot org.

Program Application Deadline: January 9, 2012


Intensive Summer Language Institutes (ISLI) provides fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt, and Chinese in Changchun, China. Current K-12 teachers, community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, and students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach these languages can apply. Participants earn ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College, and are provided wi th peer tutors and roundtrip airfare. All travel and study-related costs are fully covered. For more information, please visit or email isli at americancouncils dot org.

Program Application Deadline: March 2, 2012

Stephanie Heard
Program Officer, Teacher Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-7522 (phone) / (202) 833-7523 (fax)

[nystesol-l] Fully Funded Teacher Exchange Programs: Applications Available. NYSTESOL listserv (, 6 Nov 2011).

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