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TCLP Highlights - December 2015

In this video:

  • Feng Yu teaches her students to express their likes and dislikes in Chinese.
  • Hamdi Ahmed reviews active verbs using a game that gets students out of their seats.
  • Gu Zhen shows students how to use chopsticks during a cultural outreach session.
  • Tamer Elsharkawy presents at a professional development day for world language teachers at District of Columbia Public Schools.
  • Sun Qi uses the game "touch the balloon" to teach colors and direction words.

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TCLP Highlights - November 2015

In this video:

  • Students in Li Long's Chinese class learn the words for different parts of the body and sing the song "head, shoulders, hands, and legs.
  • Amany connects her lesson on shapes with culture through student drawings and presentations on Arabesque art.
  • Lei Chen teaches her after school club a Chinese dance in Chinese.
  • Xing Yali's students learn about different foods and how to order food in Chinese through a role play.
  • Nashaat Mehany teaches greetings and introductions in Arabic to his evening class for community members.

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TCLP Highlights - October 2015

In this video:

  • Students in Feng Nan's Mandarin class enthusiastically learn family member vocabulary through total physical response method.
  • In Hamdi Ahmed's Arabic class students role play as pupil and student to practice family member vocabulary.
  • Gu Zhen uses a competitive game for the whole class to learn the Mandarin words for fruit.
  • Ezzat Hassan utilizes Kahoot to integrate technology into Arabic language learning
  • Xia Zhi's student's put on a shadow puppet play based on a Mid-Autumn Festival legend

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Critical Language Projects Video Reports

Critical Language Projects Video Reports rounds 8 and 9

TCLP Highlights - September 2015

In the first video for the 2015-2016 TCLP Teachers you will see:
• Chen Manman from Walsh Middle School in Framingham, MA teaches Chinese characters and brush strokes.
• Samar Abdelfatah from Peterson Elementary School in Chicago, IL uses songs in Arabic to teach her students.
• Jia Lili from Walnut Elementary in Walnut, CA has students play hide and seek to learn the Mandarin words for fruits.
• Nashaat Mehany from Tomah High School in Tomah, WI introduces Egyptian and Arabic musical instruments to students.
• Zheng Meng from Newberg High School in Newberg, Oregon talks to the local quilt club about Chinese quilts and fabrics.

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Critical Language Projects

As part of the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP), program alumni, current exchange teachers, mentor teachers, administrative representatives, and U.S. schools and districts are eligible and encouraged to apply for Critical Language Projects. These projects are designed to complement the TCLP experience by contributing to the enhancement of critical language programs in U.S. schools and furthering the teaching of English, Arabic, or Chinese as a Foreign Language in the home countries of the international alumni. In addition, Critical Language Projects promote mutual understanding and lasting relationships between program alumni and their U.S. colleagues.

April 2015 Video Highlights

• Ali Mohamed uses the Total Physical Response approach to teach numbers in Arabic at Truesdell Education Campus in Washington, DC.
• Zheng Quiping's classes are learning the seasons in Chinese at Lakes International Language Academy in Minnesota.
• Mohamed Abouraya's students practice introducing themselves in Arabic at Columbus North International School in Ohio
• Xie Fen's summative assessment for her students is to present on their future careers. The students talk about their future jobs in Chinese at Naselle - Grays River School in Washington.
• Yang Ruirui asks her students to use Chinese phrases to describe each students personality at East-West School of International Studies, New York.
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TCLP- Mohamed Abouraya's Advice for Host Schools

Mohamed Abouraya, Arabic teacher at Columbus North International School, gives advice to future host schools.

TCLP- Ali Mohamed's Advice for Exchange Teachers

Ali Mohamed, Arabic teacher at Truesdell Educational Campus, gives advice for exchange teachers based on his experience.

TCLP- Ahmed Mohamed's Advice to Exchange Teachers

Ahmed Mohamed, Arabic Teacher at Watertown Middle School, gives advice to future TCLP teachers on adjusting to American life.