Foreign Language Education Grant for K-12 Schools

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the opening of the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) grant application! TCLP is fully-funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and helps Grades K-12 schools in the United States to launch new or expand existing Arabic or Chinese language programs.

TCLP makes it easy for U.S. schools to grow their critical language programs by placing fully-funded teachers from Egypt, Morocco, or China to teach Arabic or Chinese in schools as a foreign language teacher for an entire academic school year. By sharing their languages and cultures, the teachers bring global competencies to their host schools and communities.

Since 2006, TCLP has sponsored 291 highly trained teachers that have worked in 187 schools across 39 states and impacted over 83,000 students! TCLP teachers have also collectively conducted over 14,200 hours of cultural outreach to bring international experiences to their host schools and communities.

Administrators, Schools, and Districts are invited to learn more about hosting a teacher at their school and to speak with host school alumni about their experiences by attending a live informational webinar at 4:00pm (EST) on December 7, 2018 or at 4:00pm (EST) on January 4, 2019. To attend a webinar, watch a recording of a past webinar, or to apply to TCLP, please visit The application deadline for TCLP host schools is Monday, January 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

If you are interested in hosting a foreign language teacher during the 2019-2020 school year, please start the process by accessing the application here!

Please don’t hesitate to contact Robyn Caron, Program Associate of Teacher Programs, if you have any questions about the grant provisions or requirements at 202-833-7522 or