During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) sent Mohamed Hassan, an English Teacher from Qena,… Read More


At the conclusion of the 2013-2014 school year, TCLP staff calculated statistics from all teachers over the course of their year-long… Read More

Principal, Ms. Nola Starling-Radcliff said that “Having a Chinese Exchange teacher has been a wonderful, enriching opportunity.” The program at… Read More

by arranging a meeting with the local mayor and by attending valuable district trainings. Tomah School District Superintendent Cindy Zahrte was… Read More

The principal, Steven Shetzer said "This is a great opportunity for [the Kolter] family to learn more about the Chinese culture and for Ms. Qu to… Read More

Colorado is a state of fitness. People here love sports so much and I am totally overwhelmed by people's attitude and actions about different… Read More

From 2012 to 2013, Xing Tan taught in the La Paloma Elementary school in Fallbrook, California and volunteered at the local middle school and high… Read More


Please see the PDF below to read the full updates from our 2010 Arabic Alumni!


Asalamu Alaykom is how we say hello in Arabic. It means peace be upon you.

My name is Eman Bekheet , an Arabic TCLP Alumni… Read More


It was my great honor to be able to participate in TCLP, which made the 2009-2010 Academic year, the most rewarding year for me thus far… Read More


My “new” teaching life began on September 1st. The night before I met my new students, I couldn't sleep at all; excited but worried. How… Read More


Chen Jinyun, a TCLP Chinese exchange teacher in Dracut, Massachusetts from 2013 to 2014, brought American Halloween traditions into her… Read More

From 2013 to 2014, Fangfang Chen participated in the State Department’s Teachers of Critical Languages Program. Mrs. Chen taught 485 elementary… Read More


NORWALK -- For the first time in its 48-year history, Roton Middle School will offer a class in Chinese this fall. The class will… Read More

This August, American Councils was pleased to give an in-person welcome to a visiting Chinese delegation of students led by TCLP alumna Li Qiong (… Read More