Romance Languages and Literatures

Language Program Director Awarded Mellon Grant

Ana Lima, Director of the Portuguese Language Program, and her institutional partners from Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign received a two-year grant from the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Partnership, funded by the Mellon Foundation and housed at MSU. This cross-university initiative utilizes the established and widely recognized strengths within the Big Ten Academic Alliance to collaboratively develop an online model of LCTL instruction reflecting best practices in proficiency-oriented instruction. The project includes research in LCTL proficiency assessment, goal setting, curricular and technological innovations, as well as teacher education and professional development.

Congratulations, Ana!