Prior to being selected for the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP), Andrew Lewis Middle School did not have a Mandarin Chinese… Read More


Since being featured in the Washington Post on April 5th, TCLP Arabic Teacher Tamer Elsharkawy has also been spotlighted by Voice America… Read More

February 24 and February 25, 2016 at 3:00pm in Egypt, 9:00pm in China, and 8:00am (EST) in the U.S.Read More


TCLP U.S. Alumni interested in enhancing further and making their Arabic or Mandarin Chinese programs more sustainable please join the… Read More


Every year TCLP participants present new cultural opportunities to their host communities through outreach activities and expose them to… Read More


Each year, TCLP is so grateful to have an amazing group of teachers working in US schools, but the program does not end there. TCLP… Read More

for 30 of Ms. Lu’s students in July 2015. The exchange took place during the school’s summer Chinese camp and included two hours of English… Read More

to organize TESL professional development for ESL teachers at her home school. The project included five different workshops to promote teachers’… Read More


From 2010 to 2011, Zhu Qingpeng participated in the State Department’s Teachers of Critical Languages Program, which brings teachers from… Read More


To assess the overall effectiveness of the program, TCLP staff evaluated information from monthly exchange teacher surveys and post-… Read More


Exchange teachers Nashaat Mehany and Xing Yali experienced an exciting turn of events on their flight from Washington, DC to their U.S.… Read More


This fall, schools across the U.S. geared up to welcome students back to class. For the 23 schools that will participate in TCLP this… Read More


Anthony Koliha, Director of Global Educational Programs at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State… Read More


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The survey results showed impressive findings. There was close to a 300% increase in overall enrollment from the 38 schools that responded to the… Read More