Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP)
Program Description

The Teachers of Critical Languages Program brings teachers of English or Arabic as a foreign language to the U.S. for one year to teach Arabic as a Foreign Language to American primary and secondary school students.

Arabic teachers have the opportunity to learn more about U.S. teaching methodologies, culture, and society, as well as to improve their English language proficiency with TCLP-run workshops and professional development opportunities throughout the year. The exchange teachers also serve as cultural resources in the host school and community.














Program Benefits

  • The opportunity to learn firsthand about American culture while sharing your Arabic language and culture;
  • J-1 visa support;
  • A pre-departure orientation in Egypt;
  • Round-trip airfare from each participant’s home city to and within the U.S.;
  • An eight-day welcome orientation in Washington, DC;
  • An approximate 10-month teaching assignment in a U.S. host school;
  • Professional development workshops;
  • Accident and sickness insurance;
  • Assistance with finding housing, generally arranged by the U.S. host school/educational community; and
  • Maintenance allowance of approximately $30,000 comprised of a maintenance stipend of $20,000 and an area housing allowance based on average housing prices for the assigned host community.


Program Eligibility

TCLP is merit-based and open to anyone who:

  • Is a citizen of Egypt and currently resides in Egypt;

  • Is currently a full time teacher of English or Arabic as a Foreign Language in a primary or secondary (K-12) school in Egypt;

  • At the time of application, has at least four years of classroom teaching experience;

  • Has a firm understanding of Modern Standard Arabic;

  • Has at least a Bachelor’s degree;

  • Has English-language proficiency in written and spoken English; and

  • Has submitted a complete application package. 

For any questions email AMIDEAST Cairo at tclp-info@amideast.org



Application deadline is January 5, 2018

Link to Online Application

Link to TCLP official webpage 

Please note that the recommendation form is linked automatically to the application in order to be filled out and submitted online by the recommender

The Teachers of Critical Languages Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by American Councils for International Education in cooperation with the America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST)-Cairo.