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Professional Development Award Recipients

Posted: April 2, 2012
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The Texas Language Center is pleased to announce its Professional Development Award recipients for 2012! 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 $200-$1500, 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 from the department of Spanish and Portuguese are:

•    Dale Koike, Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese—“Development of Applied Linguistics Interface”
•    Jacqueline Toribio, Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese—“Language and Ethnic Identity”
•    Orlando Kelm, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese—“Update of Online Language Videos ”
•    Lucia Osa-Melero, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese—“Reading Activities for Heritage Speakers ”
•    Melissa Murphy, Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese—“Independent Learning through Authentic Media in Intermediate Spanish I”
•    Jose-Enrique Navarro, Assistant Instructor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese—“Social Media Tools and Collaborative Learning”
•    Rocio Del Aguila, Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese—“Bringing Sound from the Clouds ”
•    Joshua Frank, Assistant Instructor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese—“Funding to Attend the Sixth Heritage Language Research Institute at UCLA “
•    Paula Park, Assistant Instructor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese—“Professionalism in the Spanish-speaking World”

See the full list of names at the TLC website.

Look for these exciting projects to be profiled in future TLC newsletters and presented in next year’s Language Matters lectures series!

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