English as a Foreign Language

Conference
10 months 2 weeks ago
TCLP Alumni from around the world met for a two-day virtual conference on International Collaboration. Day 1 featured alumni speaking about the sister school partnerships they created with their TCLP host schools and Day 2 featured alumni speaking more broadly about how they connected their classes through both in-person visits and virtual meetings.   Wednesday, December 11, 2019 TCLP alumni Wang Ling (2018-2019) and Gu Wenming (2016-2017) discussed how they have created sister school partnerships with their home schools in China and their American host schools.   Thursday, December 12, 2019 TCLP alumni Guo Jin (2018-2019) and Abdelilah El Alaoui (2018-2019) shared how they planned and conducted in-person and virtual meetings with their students to broaden their horizens.   Each day, the sessions lasted for an hour starting at 3:00pm in Egypt, 9:00pm in China, and 8:00am (EST) in the U.S.   To view in China: https://www.adrive.com/public/qtVjm3/Alumni%20Conference%202019   The Teachers of Critical Languages Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education.
Critical Language Project
1 year 5 months ago
Wang Ling received a CLP grant to build a sister school relationship between her host school in Rhode Island, Chariho Regional High School, and her home school in China, No.1 High School of Liuyang. The main goals of the project were to coordinate regular virtual exchanges for students at both schools, offer professional development opportunities for teachers in the U.S. and China to share best practices, establish exchange programs for Chinese students to study at Chariho Regional High School as international students and for U.S. students to study at No.1 High School of Liuyang or to volunteer, and establish a Chinese language and culture classroom at Chariho Regional High School. Students at the host and home schools connected through virtual exchanges and continue to connect though art exchanges, speech competitions, and other virtual activities. The principals of both schools met through video conferences and the principal of Chariho Regional High School visited No.1 High School of Liuyang in June 2019. This CLP supported language learning and cultural exchange between students, teachers, and administrators at the host and home schools.
Critical Language Project
1 year 5 months ago
Kong Yanli received a CLP grant to build a sister school relationship between her home school in China, Yichang Foreign Language Junior High School, and Nettlehorst Elementary in Chicago, Illinois, which is in the same district as her host school in the U.S. The relationship started with a pen-pal program, joint-classroom projects, and the establishment of a Chinese Club at Nettlehorst Elementary and will develop into an in-person student exchange. The visit to the U.S. took place in the summer for about two weeks as a summer camp. As a result of this CLP, the schools hope to have a yearly visit to the U.S. and eventually have the opportunity for American students to visit Kong Yanli’s students in China.
Critical Language Project
1 year 5 months ago
Gu Zhen received a CLP grant to develop and lead a workshop to share the effective teaching methodologies and teaching practices, that she learned in the United States, with English as a Foreign Language teachers from her home school and sister schools in China. She worked with other TCLP alumni to show how they apply what they learned from their TCLP experience to their home classroom teaching. Gu Zhen (Wright Elementary School, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 2015-16) organized a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Professional Development Workshop on November 8, 2019. Held at Qinzhou No.1 Middle School in Qinzhou, China, approximately 140 teachers from area schools attended five sessions including two led by fellow 2015-16 TCLP alumni Xia Zhi (Watson B. Duncan Middle School, Palm Beach Gardens, FL) and Li Long (Roton Middle School, Norwalk, CT) who presented on project-based learning and interactive classroom activities. Teachers shared best practices and are eager to participate in future workshops. Their intention was to create an atmosphere for the participant to experience a very interactive, participatory workshop. At the end, they introduced the participants to the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) and shared resources for online courses for professional development. They believe that they can always be better educators and want to share this expectation with their colleagues in China.
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