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Texas Language Center Professional Development Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to Distinguished Sr. Lecturer Antonella Olson and Lecturer Melissa Skidmore on receiving 2011 awards!

Posted: April 8, 2011

The Texas Language Center is pleased to announce its second cohort of Professional Development Award recipients for 2011! 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.

The awards, ranging in value from $500-$1000, will be used to supplement instructor salaries, purchase materials, and/or subvent travel to professional conferences. This year’s recipients, including graduate students, lecturers, and tenured or tenure-track faculty, are:

Yukie Aida, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies
“Attendance of Professional Conferences”

Blake Atwood, Graduate Student in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies
“Urban Youth Culture in Iran: A Revision”

Vidhu Chaturvedi, Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies
“A Referene Book of Usage/ Hindi Film Songs”

Hope Fitzgerald, Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies
“Arabic Summer Institute Language Lab Materials”

Nick Gossett, Assistant Instructor in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
“Preparation for Intensive Russian Language Instruction”

Orlando Kelm, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese
“SPN 346: From Blogs to Wikis”

Dale Koike, Professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese
“Guide and Materials to Incorporate Learner Videos into Classroom Instruction”

Min Jung Lee, Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies
“Developing Website for Korean Learners”

Antonella Olson, Distinguished Sr. Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian
“Ancora Piu Avanti”

Catalina Popescu, Assistant Instructor (LAT) in the Department of Classics
“Among the Ruins of the Past- Latin Inside the Museum”

Franky Louise Ramont, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics
“ASL Online 3”

Anke Sanders (Zweitasch), Assistant Instructor (GER) in the Department of Germanic Studies
“Motivating Language Learners through Humor in Film”

Melissa Skidmore, Lecturer in the Department of French & Italian
“Updated curriculum for FRE 320 & 322”

Naoko Suito, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies
“Developing online homework assignments for the Japanese program II”

Wen-Hua Teng, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies
“Development of Learning Resources for First-Year Chinese”

Per Urlaub, Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies
“‘Grammatik im Blick’ – Communicative Grammar Activities for Beginning Language Learners”

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