January 19, 2013

State Department Grant Opportunities for Educators

Here are three programs for educators that are fully funded by the U.S. Department of State and are great ways to gain professional development and build world language programs at no cost.

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 Arabic or Mandarin language and culture. This program aims to increase the number of Americans teaching and learning these critical languages. TCLP provides teachers’ salaries, healthcare, roundtrip airfare, training, professional development funds, and ongoing program support. Selected host schools also receive access to grant opportunities. To speak with alumni about their TCLP experience, join one of our upcoming online webinars. For more information, or to apply, please visit http://www.tclprogram.org
Program Application Deadline: January 23, 2013

The Educational Seminars Program provides short-term professional development opportunities to U.S. teachers and administrators for 3 week reciprocal exchange programs (to Brazil and Portugal) and one-way professional development programs (to India and China). Educational Seminars provide airfare, training, travel healthcare, and living costs. For more information, or to apply, please visit http://www.americancouncils.org/es
Program Application Deadlines: January 7, 2013 (India); April 1, 2013 (Brazil, Portugal); TBD, 2013 (China)

The Intensive Summer Language Institute (ISLI) provides fully funded fellowships for non-native speakers of Chinese who are teaching Chinese to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Chinese in Changchun, China. Fellowships are available to current K-12 teachers and community college instructors of Mandarin Chinese, as well as to students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach Mandarin. Participants earn graduate credit and are provided with peer tutors. All travel and study-related costs are fully covered. For more information, or to apply, please visit http://www.americancouncils.org/ISLI
Program Application Deadline: February 11, 2013

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