Faculty Receive TLC Professional Development Awards
Posted: March 19, 2010
Chih-Wei (Elsa) Chang, Naoko Suito, and Wen-Hua Teng
The Texas Language Center is pleased to announce its first cohort of Professional Development Award winners for 2010! These awards are made to instructors of languages other than English at UT who are seeking to develop new materials, courses, or methods for teaching their languages, or who may need to attend a conference or purchase materials in order to improve their teaching.
In this round, applications came from six language departments, and represented eleven of the languages of the 34 taught in the College of Liberal Arts. The awards, ranging in value from $500-$1500, will be used to supplement instructor salaries, purchase materials, and/or subvent travel to professional conferences. This year’s winners in the Department of Asian Studies are:
Chih-Wei (Elsa) Chang, Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies: “Chinese Jeopardy: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader”
Naoko Suito, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies: “Developing Online Homework Assignments for the Japanese Program”
Wen-Hua Teng, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies: “Chinese Oral Proficiency Exercises (COPE): An Online Speaking Curriculum for Accelerated Second-Year Chinese”