TCLP Highlights - February 2017

In this video:

  • Ahmed Abdelaziz (Peterson Elementary, IL) gets his students active and moving through TPR as they review Arabic verbs.
  • Cheng Li (Buxton Center Elementary School, ME) utilizes learning and memory activities to practice body parts in Mandarin.
  • Yahya Ismael (Lewiston High School, ME) engages students through interactive Arabic conversations that focus on descriptive adjectives.
  • Huang Shu (Envision Science Academy, NC) models a lesson for students which they use to lead their class and review Mandarin sentences and vocabulary with peers.
  • Gu Wenming (Captain Nathan Hale Middle School, CT) conducts a cultural outreach presentation that teaches students about Chinese Spring Festival.

TCLP Highlights - January 2017

In this video:

  • Wang Yu reviews shapes and introduces turn around facts to her math immersion classroom.
  • Chen Ke’s students practice sentence patterns by acting out their daily schedules.
  • Mahmoud Hegazy presents and answers questions about ancient and modern Egypt.
  • Ma Jianhong gives a pop quiz on the Chinese New Year to his audience at a local senior center.
  • Wang Zheng introduces direction words in Chinese through songs, games, and a competition.

TCLP Highlights - December 2016

In this video:

  • Liu Xiaozhu’s students role play ordering coffee in Mandarin.
  • Ahmed Abdelaziz’s Arabic students work in groups to practice asking questions about places in the city.
  • Ye Chengzhu teaches her students a basic dialogue in Mandarin.
  • Duan Xuewen (Vivian) visits a social studies class to talk about the Chinese philosopher Confucius.
  • Amira Hamed plays a game of Simon Says with students to review action verbs in Arabic.

TCLP Highlights - November 2016

In this video:

  • Heba Mokhtar's class performs a dance to learn the numbers in Arabic.
  • Huang Yongqian and her students act out a conversation between a vendor and customer in Chinese.
  • Gao Xingping visits the senior center to share Chinese culture and calligraphy as part of an outreach activity.
  • Hassan Elghobaisy's students review Arabic vocabulary for clothes through an interactive memory activity which incorporates TPR.
  • Ma Jianhong conducts an outreach presentation about the impact of urbanization in China for a Geography class.

October Highlights Video

In this video:

  • Mohamed El-Dwiny encourages his students to read Arabic using competitive flyswatter review.
  • Shi Cuilian and his students review vocabulary for family members using the "family squat" activity.
  • Hassan Elghobaisy and his students discuss and ask questions about foods they like or dislike.
  • Liu Xiaozhu's students review job and career vocabulary through the "act and guess" activity.
  • Ahmed Abdelaziz and his students talk about the clothes that they are wearing in the class.

TCLP Highlights - September 2016

In this video:

  • Huang Yongqian teaches the colors in Mandarin using an interactive memory activity.
  • Gu Wenming and his students review the numbers in Mandarin through song.
  • Amira Hamed and her students have fun playing hopscotch to learn orders, verbs, and colors in Arabic.
  • Cheng Li uses Kahoot in an outreach to engage students with Chinese culture.
  • Mahmoud Hegazy utilizes Total Physical Response to introduce Arabic vocabulary for emotions and feelings.

TCLP with Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Evan Ryan talks with the 2016-17 cohort of exchange teachers and mentors about the multiplier effect that TCLP teachers have in their schools and communities in the U.S. and in their home countries.

TCLP Highlights - April 2016

In this video:

  • Nohier Moussa uses an interactive learning activity for her students to learn animal names in Arabic
  • Tan Jin utilizes the TPR method in her classroom to engage her students in learning Mandarin Chinese
  • Hamdi Ahmed and his students participate in a competitive activity to practice colors in Arabic
  • Yang Huaixia shares Chinese culture and language with her students through Tai Chi.
  • Xia Zhi has students recreate traditional Chinese sundials to learn the Mandarin vocabulary for time.

TCLP- Samar Abdelfatah's Advice for Exchange Teachers

Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) exchange teacher Samar Abdelfatah shares her advice to future participants and her experiences at Peterson Elementary in Chicago, IL.Check out the video and join her on a cinematic journey!

TCLP- Tan Jin's Advice for TCLP Host Schools and Exchange Teachers

Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) exchange teacher Tan Jin shares her experiences at Naselle - Grays River School in Naselle, WA. Ms. Tan describes the specific ways her school supported her throughout the year and what exchange teachers can do to prepare for their year on TCLP.