U.S. State Department Programs  Supporting Language Learning                 Bureau of Educational and                    ...
U.S. Department of StateBureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs                 (ECA) Mission: to increase mutual under...
ECA by the Numbers•    More than 160 countries•    Over 1 million people around the world•    Approximately 310,000 Fulbri...
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
National Security Language Initiative for               Youth (NSLI-Y)• Promote critical language learning among American ...
NSLI-YScholarships for American youth to study 7 critical  languages in overseas programs:• Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hi...
History:• Chinese & Arabic summer institutes 2006  (46 participants)• Academic Year and Semester programs added in 2009201...
Eligibility     – American citizen     – 15-18 years old at program start; gap year welcome     – All levels of proficienc...
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
NSLI-Y•    ACTFL OPI Testing – started in 2011All NSLI-Y Participants•    Academic Year 2010-11:      Pre-Program: 61% had...
NSLI-Y Summer 2011 OPI Results – All Languages
NSLI-YChinese Participants – OPI Results•    Spring Semester 2011 & Academic Year 2010-11:      Pre-Program: Approx 25% li...
Summer 2011 OPI Results – CHINESE Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)Participants: U.S. undergraduate and graduate students.Expectation: Participant...
CLS Program StructureGroup-based summer intensive language instruction and  structured cultural enrichment experiences.4-5...
CLS Program Diversity Snapshot (2011)• 10% are STEM majors;• 20% self-identify as a student  of color.• 225 institutions r...
Chinese Language Institutes                Beijing                                                                       X...
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad• Scholarships for American undergraduates who are Pell  grant recipients to study abro...
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA)• Open to Americans accepted to Fulbright program• Before or concurrent with Ful...
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching                 Assistant (FLTA)• Awards to young foreign  teachers of English to teac...
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Intensive Summer Language Institutes (ISLI)•    Six week language “boot camp” for     U.S. teachers of Arabic and Mandarin...
Teachers of Critical Languages Program                      (TCLP)•    U.S. K-12 schools host highly qualified     teacher...
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Questions?            Visit us at Exchanges.State.GovBureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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  • The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 . ECA accomplishes its mission through a range of programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, international educational and cultural exchange, and leadership development. We engage youth, students, educators, artists, athletes, and rising leaders in many fields in the United States and more than 160 countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges. Striving to reflect the diversity of the United States and global society, ECA programs, funding, and other activities encourage the involvement of American and international participants from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities. ECA exchange program alumni encompass over 1 million people around the world, including more than 50 Nobel Laureates and over 350 current and former heads of state and government. ECA by the Numbers Origins of ECA Exchange Participants to the United States in 2009 Sub-Saharan Africa 8,112 East Asia and Pacific 10,602 Europe and Eurasia 36,222 Near East 22,611 South Central Asia 17,706 Western Hemisphere 15,816  
  • The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries to promote friendly, and peaceful relations, as mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 . ECA accomplishes its mission through a range of programs based on the benefits of mutual understanding, international educational and cultural exchange, and leadership development. We engage youth, students, educators, artists, athletes, and rising leaders in many fields in the United States and more than 160 countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges. Striving to reflect the diversity of the United States and global society, ECA programs, funding, and other activities encourage the involvement of American and international participants from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities. ECA exchange program alumni encompass over 1 million people around the world, including more than 50 Nobel Laureates and over 350 current and former heads of state and government.
  • Launched in 2006 as part of a U.S. government interagency effort to increase language proficiency and cultural awareness among K-12 students, undergraduate and graduate students, and teachers. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences. In 2012 the CLS Program awarded 631 scholarships in one of 13 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. Institutes are held for 8-10 weeks each summer in 14 countries where critical languages are spoken. NOTE: Countries are: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, and Turkey. ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. citizens only. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level. Must be 18 years old and have completed their first year of university-level study at the start of the CLS institute.
  • Students receive a minimum of 20 hours of formal classroom instruction per week with classes typically held for four hours a day/five days a week. An estimated year’s worth of instruction is provided. Students also receive tutoring, language partners, and cultural activities meant to enforce language learning.
  • CLS Program encourages applicants across a diverse range of fields, from area studies to business to sciences to public health to engineering. Language is essential for work in a variety of fields and CLS works to support that. SELECTION: Recruitment and selection is handled by our cooperating agency, the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. Each application is read by two independent readers, with the top third forwarded to selection panels convened in Washington, DC. Readers and panelists are typically language and area studies professors. For 2012, over 5,200 applications were received.
  • CHINA The CLS Chinese Program is administered by the American Councils for International Education in cooperation with the Alliance for Global Education. 80 scholarships are awarded each year for intermediate and advanced Chinese. In 2012, CLS Chinese institutes will take place in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an. Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Shanghai: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE) Xi’an: Shaanxi Normal University Students are housed with Chinese host families or in dormitories with Chinese roommates.
  • PROGRAM OVERVIEW Nine-month, non-degree grant that brings young foreign teachers of English to U.S. campuses to teach their native languages as well as take two courses each semester in U.S. studies and/or teaching methodology PROGRAM GOALS (3 PILLARS) Increase language learning of strategic languages by U.S. students Support and encourage the improvement and development of language classes on U.S. campuses Improve English teaching abroad Throughout life we are both students and teachers and this program illustrates that perfectly, which is what really makes it stand out from other Fulbright Programs. Look for a Fulbright FLTA on your university campus when you get there!
  • U.S. Department of State programs supporting mandarin language learning

    1. 1. U.S. State Department Programs Supporting Language Learning Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs April 13, 2012Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    2. 2. U.S. Department of StateBureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Mission: to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and people in other countries through educational and cultural exchange.Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    3. 3. ECA by the Numbers• More than 160 countries• Over 1 million people around the world• Approximately 310,000 Fulbrighters since 1946• More than 50 Nobel Laureates• Over 350 current and former heads of state Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    4. 4. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    5. 5. National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)• Promote critical language learning among American youth• Use their skills to advance international dialogue, compete effectively in the global marketplace, promote mutual understanding, and contribute to a more peaceful world Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    6. 6. NSLI-YScholarships for American youth to study 7 critical languages in overseas programs:• Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian Russian, and Turkish• Chinese is the largest program Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    7. 7. History:• Chinese & Arabic summer institutes 2006 (46 participants)• Academic Year and Semester programs added in 20092012-13 Program:• Summer (6 week) and Academic Year Programs• 650 scholarships available for 2012-13 • Chinese – 250 Summer; 25 Academic Year• 10 Countries and Locations• Summer and Academic Year in China• Academic Year in Taiwan Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    8. 8. Eligibility – American citizen – 15-18 years old at program start; gap year welcome – All levels of proficiency; beginners welcomeRecruitment: Fall 2012Currently finishing selection for 2012-13 programImplemented by American Councils for International Education and partners Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    9. 9. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    10. 10. NSLI-Y• ACTFL OPI Testing – started in 2011All NSLI-Y Participants• Academic Year 2010-11: Pre-Program: 61% had little or no prior knowledge of language Post-program: 92% scored Intermediate-Mid or Above 42% scored in the Advanced level• Summer 2011 participants: (6 weeks) Pre-Program: Nearly 50% of participants had little or no experience with the language Post-Program: 48.5% tested Intermediate or Advanced Improved on average one or two levels Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    11. 11. NSLI-Y Summer 2011 OPI Results – All Languages
    12. 12. NSLI-YChinese Participants – OPI Results• Spring Semester 2011 & Academic Year 2010-11: Pre-Program: Approx 25% little or no experience with the language Post-Program: 100% scored Intermediate-Mid or Advanced 65% scored in the Advanced levels• Summer 2011 participants: (6 weeks) Pre-Program: 28% No knowledge or Novice Low Post-Program: 60% scored Intermediate or Advanced Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    13. 13. Summer 2011 OPI Results – CHINESE Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    14. 14. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    15. 15. Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)Participants: U.S. undergraduate and graduate students.Expectation: Participants will continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and apply their critical language skills in their future academic and professional goals.Languages: 13 languages will be offered for summer 2012: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. All CLS institutes are located in countries where these language are predominantly spoken.Competition: Over 5,200 applications received for 631 awards. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    16. 16. CLS Program StructureGroup-based summer intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences.4-5 hours of formal language instruction each day, five days a week, covering approximately one year’s worth of language study during the summer institutes.Activities outside of formal classes are designed to complement language learning and include: tutoring, local peer conversation partners, cultural enrichment activities.Summer only. 8-10 weeks. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    17. 17. CLS Program Diversity Snapshot (2011)• 10% are STEM majors;• 20% self-identify as a student of color.• 225 institutions represented, including: public and private institutions, community colleges, and Minority-Serving Institutions.• Undergraduate students (70%); graduate students (30%).• Women (60%); Men (40%). Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    18. 18. Chinese Language Institutes Beijing Xi’an Levels offered: Intermediate and Shanghai advancedBureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    19. 19. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    20. 20. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    21. 21. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    22. 22. Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad• Scholarships for American undergraduates who are Pell grant recipients to study abroad for college credit• In FY 2011, more than 2,300 scholarships to critical language countries• 50 Critical Language Supplements (additional funding) Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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    24. 24. Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA)• Open to Americans accepted to Fulbright program• Before or concurrent with Fulbright award• Three to six months language training• Arabic, Bahasa, Indonesian, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathia, Punjabi, Russian, and Urdu Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    25. 25. Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA)• Awards to young foreign teachers of English to teach their native languages on U.S. campuses• In 2011-2012, 440 Fulbright FLTAs from 51 countries teach 32 languages on U.S. campuses in 50 states• Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Turkish, Russian and Swahili Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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    27. 27. Intensive Summer Language Institutes (ISLI)• Six week language “boot camp” for U.S. teachers of Arabic and Mandarin at the intermediate and advanced level• Alexandria, Egypt and Changchun, China• Includes: peer tutors, enrichment activities and excursions, graduate credit hours, book and shipping allowance, room and board, airfare, and insurance Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    28. 28. Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP)• U.S. K-12 schools host highly qualified teachers from the Middle East and China for an academic year• Open to U.S. school with developing and existing Mandarin and Arabic programs• Program includes extensive orientation for exchange teachers, professional development workshops, and small grant opportunities Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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    30. 30. Questions? Visit us at Exchanges.State.GovBureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

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