The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, invites applications for the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) in 2020.
The Programme is designed to increase the study and acquisition of important world languages in U.S. schools. This program enables primary and secondary schools to strengthen their teaching of Mandarin and Arabic by bringing Chinese, Egyptian, and Moroccan teachers to the U.S. to teach their native languages and culture for an academic year. The exchange teachers receive on-going methodological observation and training opportunities, live and work in an immersive English environment, and receive a certificate of participation following their exchange.
Worth of Award
TCLP is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State and provides:
- J-1 visa support
- A pre-departure orientation held in the participant’s home country
- Round-trip travel from each participant’s home country to and within the U.S.
- A nine-day welcome orientation in Washington, DC
- An approximate 10.5-month teaching assignment in a U.S. host school
- Professional development workshops
- Accident and sickness insurance (does not cover pre-existing conditions)
- Assistance with finding housing, generally arranged by the U.S. host school/educational community
- Living stipend of approximately $20,000
- Housing in the form of a monthly housing allowance for the duration of the program, calculated based on average housing prices for the assigned host community
Candidates will be considered without respect to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation or gender. Competition for the TCLP is merit-based and open to anyone who:
- Is a citizen of Egypt or Morocco who currently resides in their country of citizenship (Egypt or Morocco);
- Is currently a full-time teacher of English as a Foreign Language or Arabic as a Foreign Language in a primary or secondary (K-12) school in Egypt or Morocco;
- At the time of application has at least four years of full-time classroom teaching experience;
- Is prepared to teach for the entire U.S. academic year with leave time-limited to school breaks;
- Has a firm understanding of Modern Standard Arabic (fus’ha);
- Has at least a bachelor’s degree;
- Demonstrates a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program;
- Is proficient in written and spoken English; and
- Has submitted a complete application package (Egypt: please see Application Checklist; Morocco: contact [email protected]).
How to Apply
Morocco Application Guidelines
Contact [email protected] for Morocco specific application information.
Egypt Application Guidelines
- To be considered for the programme, please submit a complete application online
- Incomplete applications or items submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted
- Unless otherwise noted, please answer all questions in English
- If a required question does not apply to you, please enter N/A (not applicable)
- There is a limit of three (3) attachments per applicable question; if more than three are submitted, the application may be disqualified
- Additional materials (such as student work or hand-outs) should NOT be included
- Materials that require technical equipment (such as audio or videotapes) will not be reviewed by the selection committee
Deadline: Applications close on January 6, 2020.