Global Language Project

Global Language Project

The Global Language Project (GLP) supports K-16 world language teachers to strengthen their practice and thus deepen their impact on their students.

The GLP Director writes, 


We have been fortunate to partner with the MEI at Columbia again this year through two of our key teacher training programs: our New York Arabic Teachers’ Council (NYATC) and our summer STARTALK program.

NYATC has served 51 teachers of Arabic through the fall, winter, and fall workshops at MEI that centered on the theme of “Beyond the Classroom Walls” and explored various ways of connecting K-16 Arabic students with the outside world. We also launched a leadership cohort of Arabic teachers at the winter workshop, who are working to be leaders in their schools and the language teaching community in general. 

In July 2016, GLP held their second STARTALK summer program at MEI for teachers of critical needs languages that included 24 teachers of Arabic, Korean, and Mandarin.