About 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 grants to fund Critical Language Projects (CLPs). These projects may range from $500 to $3,000 and 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, CLPs promote mutual understanding and lasting relationships between program alumni and their U.S. colleagues.

To apply for a CLP grant, TCLP alumni teachers and schools should submit a completed application via https://ais.americancouncils.org/tclpgrants. Please contact tclp@americancouncils.org with any questions. The next round of applications is due November 30, 2020.

Learn More

  • Download our webinar to learn how you can implement a CLP in your school or community
  • Download the webinar slides here
  • Read the descriptions of past CLPs that have received funding

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