NEH Special Opportunity in Foreign Language Education Grants

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities

PROGRAM: Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanitites, ACE invites applications from colleges and universities for a project that brings together, in a mentoring relationship, institutions that have developed exemplary programs and institutions seeking to develop new or revised programs. The project focues on programs in three areas: introductory and intermediate courses that improve foreign language performance and create sensitivity to the way language functions in the cultures in which it is spoken, programs in less commonly taught languages are particularly encouraged; programs for the preparation of foreign language teachers for secondary and elementary schools; and courses that tie foreign language learning to other areas of the curriculum. The 30 institutions selected to participate will send three-person teams to participate in a four-day workshop February 20 to 23, where they will work with representatives of the mentor institutions on program development. Subsequently, the team will visit its mentor institutions and will receive a return consulting visit. For additional information and applications contact the director.

QUALIFICATIONS: Public and private elementary and secondary schools, school systems, two- and four-year colleges and universities, academic associations, and cultural institutions, such as libraries and museums, are eligible to apply.

MONETARY SUPPORT: Project funds will cover most costs.

DEADLINES: 03/15/94


          National Endowment for the Humanities
          International Programs
          One Dupont Circle
          Washington, DC  20036
ATTN:     Barbara Turlington
          Director, (202)939-9417