Fully Funded Exchange Program for Egyptian and Moroccan Arabic Teacher
Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP)

Fully Funded Exchange Program for Egyptian and Moroccan Arabic Teacher

ABOUT THE INSTITUTION

هو برنامج تابع لمكتب الشؤون التعليمية والثقافية في وزارة الخارجية الأمريكية، لزيادة دراسة واكتساب لغات عالمية مهمة في المدارس الأمريكية. يمكّن هذا البرنامج المدارس الابتدائية والثانوية من تعزيز تعليمهم
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OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

Nonprofit organization
Host Country
Deadline
06 Jan 2020
Study level
Specialities
Eligible Countries
Eligible Region
All Regions

The Teachers of Critical Languages Program is pleased to announce it's a willingness to host an exchange teacher from Egypt, or Morocco in U.S. schools for an academic year. This program seeks to strengthen foreign language instruction at U.S. schools, while also providing the selected exchange teachers the opportunity to learn about U.S. teaching methodologies, culture, and society. The exchange teachers will teach Mandarin Modern Standard Arabic and will also serve as a cultural resource in the host school and community.

Program Eligibility:

Competition for the TCLP is merit-based and open to anyone who:

  1. Is a citizen of Egypt or Morocco who currently resides in their country of citizenship (Egypt or Morocco);
  2. Is currently a full-time teacher of English as a Foreign Language or Arabic as a Foreign Language in a primary or secondary (K-12) school in Egypt or Morocco
  3. At the time of application has at least four years of classroom teaching experience
  4. Is prepared to teach for the entire U.S. academic year with leave time-limited to school breaks
  5. Has a firm understanding of Modern Standard Arabic (Fusha)
  6. Has at least a Bachelor’s degree
  7. Demonstrates a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program;
  8. Is proficient in written and spoken English and Arabic
  9. Has submitted a complete application package 

Individuals in the following circumstances are NOT eligible for the TCLP:

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States, or their spouses
  • Individuals currently participating in academic, training, or research programs in the United States
  • Individuals who have applied for U.S. permanent residency, including Green Card lottery, in the past three years;
  • Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of their home country (Egypt or Morocco)
  • Ministry of Education officials, full-time principals or educational administrators, full-time teacher trainers, education consultants, university faculty, private English Language tutors
  • Individuals who have participated in an exchange visitor program sponsored by the U.S. government for a period of more than six weeks in the last five years

Benefits:

  • J-1 visa support;
  • A pre-departure orientation held in the participant's home country;
  • Round-trip travel from each participant's home country to and within the U.S.;
  • A nine-day welcome orientation in Washington, DC;
  • An approximate 10.5-month teaching assignment in a U.S. host school;
  • Professional development workshops;
  • Accident and sickness insurance (does not cover pre-existing conditions)
  • Assistance with finding housing, generally arranged by the U.S. host school/educational community;
  • Living stipend of approximately $20,000; and
  • Housing in the form of a monthly housing allowance for the duration of the program, calculated based on average housing prices for the assigned host community.

Selection Criteria:

  • Professional and educational experience and achievements;
  • Demonstrated leadership potential;
  • Flexibility, maturity, and ability to participate in international academic exchange;
  • Preparedness (including maturity, flexibility, and ability to function independently) for an intensive academic year in the U.S.;
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively;
  • Demonstrated commitment to current pedagogy and willingness to adapt methodology;
  • Willingness to co-teach in the U.S. classroom; and
  • Potential for developing long-term linkages between U.S., Egyptian, and Moroccan educational institutions and schools.

Required Documents:

Required Documents for Egyptian Teachers:

  • A complete online application.
  • Incomplete applications or items submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted
  • Unless otherwise noted, please answer all questions in English
  • If a required question does not apply to you, please enter N/A (not applicable)
  • There are a limit of three (3) attachments per applicable question; if more than three are submitted, the application may be disqualified
  • Additional materials (such as student work or hand-outs) should NOT be included
  • Materials that require technical equipment (such as audio or videotapes) will not be reviewed by the selection committee

To be considered complete, all applications must include:

  • An essay that includes detailed answers to all questions;
  • Transcript(s)/teaching certifications;
  • A resume of no more than two pages;
  • A recent passport size photograph of the applicant; and
  • One completed recommendation form from a person who is the applicant’s supervisor and is familiar with his/her professional work; it cannot be written by a family member. Recommendations must be submitted with the application by the application deadline date. Recommendations submitted separately or submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Please provide an English translation of the recommendation letter if it is not written in English. The translated letter does not need to be certified or notarized but should be clearly marked as a translation.

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