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Dear MALT members,

Our non-profit organization, American Councils for International Education, would like to remind you of three fully-funded programs for educators, whose deadlines are now approaching. I would appreciate your assistance distributing these announcements to anyone who you think is interested, and I am happy to answer any questions you have about these programs. My contact information can be found at the bottom of this email. All three programs are fully funded through the U.S. State Department.

Host a Guest Teacher from China or Egypt
The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) provides U.S. K-12 schools with the opportunity to host fully funded exchange teachers from Egypt and China for an entire academic year in order to begin or further grow an Arabic or Mandarin program. Public, private, or religious schools from all corners of the nation are encouraged to apply. Bring the world to your school by introducing Arabic or Chinese language and culture to your students. TCLP provides teachers' salaries, healthcare, roundtrip airfare, training, professional development funds, and ongoing program support. To increase the number of Americans teaching and learning these critical languages, selected host schools also receive access to grant opportunities to support language learning projects. To learn more about the program benefits and requirements, please read about our Program Timeline and Details, or check out our introduction video. To apply, please visit or email
Extended Program Application Deadline: February 1, 2012

Study Language in China or Egypt
Intensive Summer Language Institutes (ISLI) provides fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt, and Chinese in Changchun, China. Current K-12 teachers, community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, and students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach these languages can apply. Participants earn ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College, and are provided with peer tutors and roundtrip airfare. All travel and study-related costs are fully covered. For more information, please visit or email
Program Application Deadline: March 2, 2012

Connect International
The Educational Seminars Program provides short-term professional development opportunities to teachers and administrators from around the world, for 2-3 week reciprocal exchange programs and one-way professional development programs. Participating countries include Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, and Uruguay for reciprocal exchanges and Greece, India, and Italy for one-way programs. All Educational Seminars provide airfare, training, travel health care, and living costs. For more information, please visit or email
Upcoming Program Application Deadlines for Argentina, Brazil, Thailand: March 30, 2012


Daniel Cassiday
Program Officer, Teacher Programs
American Councils for International Education
1828 L Street, NW Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036

Pearson is in need of educators to score edTPA!

edTPA is designed for the profession by the profession, edTPA was developed by teachers and teacher educators from across the nation, in collaboration with faculty and staff from Stanford University, to support candidate learning and preparation program growth and renewal. Aligned with the Common Core State Standards and InTASC Standards, edTPA assesses teaching that promotes student learning in diverse contexts.

edTPA is a subject-specific assessment of pedagogy, available in 27 teaching fields, that requires pre-service candidates to document and demonstrate that they can plan, teach, and assess major learning outcomes within their field of expertise.

Pearson is hiring teacher educators and accomplished teachers to score edTPA from a secure, private location such as home or office. Qualified candidates will complete training, pass a qualification and then score edTPA assessments.

Scoring training includes about 20 hours of self-paced online modules and interactive web-based sessions, once qualified, scoring will begin. The system is available for online-training and scoring 6:00 am - 11:59 pm CST seven days a week.

The position requires a part-time commitment, in addition to the following:

  • - Expertise in the subject matter or developmental level of the teaching field (degree and/or professional experience)
  • - Teaching experience in that field (or teaching methods or supervising student teachers in that field)
  • - Experience mentoring or supervising beginning teachers

Scoring is currently underway and we would greatly appreciate your time to submit an application to participate.

Please click here to apply. Or copy/paste the following URL


This scholarship is designed to provide an immersion opportunity to a teacher of Spanish who might not otherwise have this experience. If you are interested in learning more, please visit the Cemanahuac web site. Again, application information can be found on the PNCFL Web site.

Concordia Language Villages offers two programs for world language educators:

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies:  Educators of all world languages can enhance their understanding of second language and immersion methodologies for the K-12 classroom.   This ten-day program is located in Bemidji, Minnesota, near Concordia Language Villages, providing a great opportunity to see language teaching and learning in action!  Dates:  June 21 – July 1.  Cost $900 for the seminar; $682 for room and board.  Graduate credit is available.  For those who wish to enroll in the seminar for graduate credit, the cost is $1560 for four semester hours of graduate credit, $84 for library and technology fees, and $682 for room and board.  Visit: <> and click on “Educators” in the orange navigation bar near the top of the website  for more information or contact

Master of Education in World Language Instruction: An innovative mix of online learning during the academic year and on-site classes and observations at Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota, during the month of July.  Combining theory with practice, you will “live the Language Villages experience” and find new ways to make language come alive for your students.  Applications are being accepted now.  Visit <> for more information or contact


As a member of MALT, you are also automatically a member of PNCFL and will receive their publication, Lingo. Please take the opportunity of checking out all that this organization has to offer.   

As a member of MALT, I encourage you to share any ideas you have on how our organization can better serve you. Please feel free to share ideas for the website (links, announcements, pictures, etc…) by contacting me at

Looking forward to another good MALT year,

Lisa Werner

PAWS Presenter Form


This 2012 MALT Bulletin will come out earlier this year. Marton Marko at the University of Montana did an outstanding job with this publication last year and is again asking for submissions. The deadline will be December 15th. Electronic submissions are preferred. Send your submissions to: