TCLP Program

Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP)

The Teachers of Critical Languages Program is a one-year program for Moroccan EFL teachers to teach Arabic to American students at primary and secondary school level. TCLP grantees are introduced to American teaching methodologies and are immersed in American culture and society for a full school year. While they improve their English language proficiency and promote understanding of the Arabic language and culture among American youth and local communities throughout the United States, they are teaching young Americans – and their families – about the nature of the Arabic language. The program includes TCLP-run workshops and professional development opportunities during the year.

TCLP teachers are cultural resources in their host schools and communities, may travel widely throughout the USA, and get to know Americans from all walks of life.

Eligibility /Ineligibility
  • Moroccan citizens currently residing in Morocco
  • A bachelor (licence) degree or higher
  • At least four years of teaching experience at the time of application
  • A firm understanding of Modern Standard Arabic and strong English language skills, both written and spoken
  • Individuals who are employees or close family members or dependents of employees of MACECE, the MACECE board, the US Embassy or the US Department of State or its cooperating agencies are ineligible to apply for the program. 
  • J-1 visa support
  • A pre-departure orientation in Egypt
  • Round-trip, economy class travel from Morocco to and within the U.S.
  • A nine-day welcome orientation in Washington DC
  • Accident and sickness health benefits plan during the program
  • Living stipend 
  • Monthly housing allowance
  • A demonstrated commitment to good pedagogy and a willingness to adapt to new and different methodologies
  • Strong leadership potential
  • Personal skills, attitude, and motivation that will enable them to function independently and succeed in an intensive academic year in the U.S.
  • Commitment to continue teaching after the completion of the program

Applicants are EFL public school teachers who are pre-selected by their employer, the Ministry of National Education.

The online application link is sent to the pre-selected teachers only to complete and submit on due time.


  • June: Program announcement
  • November: Application deadline
  • March: Interviews
  • Late June: Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Early August: Departure to the U.S.


Prospective Fulbright participants should be aware that public health conditions, availability of consular services and travel, as well as U.S. institutional operating status and policies may affect their ability to travel to the U.S. and participate in academic programs.

Should I be a teacher in public sector to be able to apply for the program?

Yes, applicants must be public school teachers

What diploma should I have to be eligible to apply?

Applicants must have at least a B.A. in English 

How many years of teaching experience should I have to be able to apply?

Applicants must have at least four years of full-time classroom teaching experience

Can a green card holder apply for the program?

No, applicants with a green card are ineligible to apply for any of our programs

Note on plagiarism

Applicants must construct their own answers for essays and all question in the application. Plagiarism will not be tolerated at any level and applicants who do plagiarize will be automatically disqualified and will not be able to re-apply in the future. If applicants want to cite material, they must use proper citation techniques and failure to do so will be detected.

Application is closed