Spring-Summer 2021 Language Institute Grant for UW-Madison Graduate Students

Application deadline for Spring-Summer 2021 has passed.

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Given the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions and professional organizations are offering workshops and institutes for language instructors online this summer. To support UW-Madison graduate students who would like to take advantage of these opportunities for professional learning, the Language Institute announces a small grants program to defray or fully cover the cost of participating in a Spring-Summer 2021 online workshop or institute focused on language teaching and learning. Grant recipients will be expected to share what they learned at the workshop with their home program and/or the broader community.

 

GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE                 
5:00 pm, Friday, March 5, 2021

DATES
The online workshop or institute must take place between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021.

ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF AWARDS
The Language Institute anticipates being able to make a small number of awards of up to $500.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be Teaching Assistants (teaching a language course) and/or graduate students in good standing enrolled in a UW-Madison graduate program in one of the following departments:

  • African Cultural Studies
  • Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • French & Italian
  • German, Nordic, and Slavic+
  • Language Sciences
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Spanish & Portuguese

Students do not have to be teaching a language course this semester to be eligible for the grant.

ELIGIBLE WORKSHOPS AND SUMMER INSTITUTES
There are many online workshops and institutes for language instructors offered through different institutions and professional organizations, including:

Check with Jana Martin if you’re not sure if an online workshop or institute that you’re interested in would qualify for this grant program.

ALLOWABLE EXPENSES
This grant is intended to cover the cost of registration for online workshops or institutes focused on language teaching and learning. The grant is not intended for conference registration or membership fees in professional organizations.

EVALUATION CRITERIA
Applications will be reviewed by a committee as soon as possible after the application deadline. The committee will consider the following in reviewing applications and making decisions on awards:

  • Need for support, with priority consideration given to applications from graduate students who do not have access to other sources of funding that they could use to participate in an online workshop or institute for language instructors
  • Potential for impact on the student’s teaching and professional development
  • Plan for sharing experiences at the workshop with others
  • Fit of the focus of the online workshop or institute with the purpose of the grant (to support graduate student participation in online workshops or institutes focused on language teaching)
  • Overall quality of the application

CONTACT
Questions about this Language Institute grant? Contact Jana Martin: jcmartin4@wisc.edu, (608) 890-4585.

SPONSORS
Funding for this grant program is from the International Division and the Language Institute.

Spring-Summer 2021 Grant Recipients

Tessa Archambault, Department of French and Italian, to participate in the CARLA online institute, Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom

Denise Castillo, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, to participate in National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) online workshop, Teaching Heritage Languages

Levi Cross, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, to participate in the ACTFL/NCOLCTL Online Oral Proficiency Interview Familiarization Workshop

Sandra Descourtis, Second Language Acquisition PhD Program; Department of French and Italian, to participate in the CARLA online institute, Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom

Carolina Ferreira, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, to participate in the ACTFL/NCOLCTL Online Oral Proficiency Interview Familiarization Workshop

Nicole Fischer,  Department of German, Nordic, Slavic+, to participate in the Harvard University online workshop Institute for World Literature

Jibril Gabid, Department of African Cultural Studies, to participate in the CARLA online institute, Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development

Marina Cavichiolo Grochocki, Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, to participate in the International Baccalaureate online workshop, Classical Languages for the International Baccalaureate Diploma

Jose Luis Garrido Rivera, Second Language Acquisition PhD Program; Department of Spanish and Portuguese, to participate in the ACTFL/NCOLCTL Online Oral Proficiency Interview Familiarization Workshop

Hadis Ghaedi, Second Language Acquisition PhD Program; Department of English (ESL, Writing Center) and APTLI, to participate in the ACTFL/NCOLCTL Online Oral Proficiency Interview Familiarization Workshop

Trang Tran, Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, to participate in the CARLA online institute, Teaching Language through the Lens of Social Justice

Jun Wang, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, to participate in the CARLA online institute, Building on Effective Uses of Technology in Second Language Teaching

Gordon West, Second Language Acquisition PhD Program, to participate in the TESOL online, non-credit course, ELT Leadership Management Certificate Program

Jie Zhang, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, to participate in the ACTFL/NCOLCTL Online Oral Proficiency Interview Familiarization Workshop