The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Branch (part of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Educational Programs) has announced a competition for the Teachers of Critical Languages Program. As part of the National Security Language Initiative, the program aims to strengthen national security and prosperity in the 21st century through education, especially in developing foreign language skills of Americans. The pilot program will bring qualified teachers from China and Jordan to teach their native languages in U.S. school systems. In addition to strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. schools, the international teachers selected for the program will have the opportunity to learn about U.S. teaching methodologies, culture, and society and to improve their English-language proficiency. The program should begin in late July or August, with a comprehensive two-week orientation for Jordanian and Chinese participants on U.S. culture and society, including U.S. foreign-language teaching methodologies.

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