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Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP)

TCLP Exchange Teacher Application for Egypt and Morocco 2023-2024

This website will connect you with the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) Arabic Exchange Teacher Application. Teachers in Egypt and Morocco can apply to teach Arabic in a U.S. school during the 2023-2024 school year.

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About TCLP

For information about TCLP, please visit:

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates will be considered without respect to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or gender. Competition for TCLP is merit-based and open to anyone who:

  • Is a citizen of Egypt or Morocco and who currently resides in Egypt or Morocco,
  • 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,
  • At the time of application has at least four (4) years of full-time classroom teaching experience,
  • Is prepared to teach for the entire U.S. academic year with leave time limited to school breaks,
  • Has a firm understanding of Modern Standard Arabic (fus'ha),
  • Has at least a bachelor's degree,
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program,
  • Is proficient in written and spoken English, and
  • Has submitted a complete application package (please see the Application Checklist below.)

Individuals in the following circumstances are NOT eligible for 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 the green card lottery, in the past three years,
  • Individuals currently studying, residing, or working outside of 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, and
  • Individuals who have participated in an exchange visitor program sponsored by the U.S. Government for a period of more than six (6) weeks in the last five (5) years.


For additional information or questions, please contact:

In Egypt

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST-Cairo) coordinates the application process.


AMIDEAST | Cairo, Egypt
38 Mohie El Din Abou El Ezz Street

In Morocco

Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (MACECE) coordinates the application process.


Ahlam Daoudi, Program Officer
7 Rue d'Agadir
10010 RABAT

In the USA


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