January 22, 2012

Grants to Build Arabic and Chinese Language Programs

American Councils for International Education would like to share information about two programs that expose K-12 schools and students to Arabic and Chinese language and culture. Both programs are fully funded through the U.S. State Department.

Host a Guest Teacher from China or Egypt

The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) provides U.S. K-12 schools with the opportunity to host fully funded exchange teachers from Egypt and China for an entire academic year in order to begin or further grow an Arabic or Mandarin program. Public, private, or religious schools from all corners of the nation are encouraged to apply. Bring the world to your school by introducing Arabic or Chinese language and culture to your students.

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.

To learn more about the program benefits and requirements, please read about the Program Timeline and Details, or check out ACIE’s introduction video.

To apply, please visit http://www.tclprogram.org or email tclp at americancouncils dot org.

Extended Program Application Deadline: February 1, 2012

Study Language in China or Egypt

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 with peer tutors and roundtrip airfare. All travel and study-related costs are fully covered. For more information, please visit http://www.americancouncils.org/isli or email isli at americancouncils dot org.

Program Application Deadline: March 2, 2012

Stephanie Heard
Program Officer
American Councils for International Education
1828 L Street , N.W. Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: 202-833-7522
Fax: 202-833.7523

Leicester, E. [ASIATEACH] FW: Grants to Build Arabic & Chinese Language Programs. ASIATEACH listserv (ASIATEACH@NEWLISTS.SSCNET.UCLA.EDU, 11 Jan 2012).

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