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American Councils welcomed 22 exchange teachers from Egypt and China to Washington, D.C. during May 5-7, 2016 for the Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) Spring Leadership Workshop. This end-of-program event was a culminating experience for the educators, who have spent the past nine months teaching Arabic and Chinese language and culture at schools across the United States.

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The American Councils for International Education’s Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF), hosted a fundraising event highlighting the importance of good quality higher education as key to increased competitiveness in the global economy, peacebuilding, and better governance in post-conflict countries.

 Retired General Wesley K. Clark delivered a keynote address that emphasized the need to invest in promising Kosovars as they rebuild their nation. He then encouraged attendees to continue supporting educational initiatives such as KAEF.

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American Councils welcomed the 17 finalists and alternates selected for the Kennedy-Luger Youth Exchange and Study (YES) 2016-2017 program to a two-week this past April. The students traveled to Thies, Senegal for an English Language Immersion and Orientation Camp to better prepare them for an upcoming successful exchange year in the U.S.

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Based on Conversations with Dr. Bob Slater, Co-Director of American Councils Research Center (ARC)

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As two-way immersion programs (TWI) are increasingly embraced by educational systems across the country as a means of eliminating educational disparities and realizing the cognitive benefits of learning more than one language, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) dedicates its May Data Forum to examining the trend in TWI adoption over the last five decades.

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