NFMLTA-MLA Learning and Teaching Priorities Grants
New Initiative: NFMLTA-MLA Learning and Teaching Priorities Grants
NFMLTA offers a conference panel or workshop organization grant up to $5000 for the fall semester and up to three $1000 webinar grants to address learning and teaching priorities. The conference and workshop grants cover travel, lodging, and registration costs for presenters. The webinar grants cover up to a $200 honorarium per presenter. Any topic will be considered, but ideas related to improving second-language learning and teaching by introducing practical solutions to concrete problems are encouraged and applicants should focus on the following issues:
• Integrating various student populations into a learning community
• Incorporating intercultural competency into language classes and assessing intercultural competency
• Types of formative and summative assessment
• Cross-university course sharing
• Teaching across the curriculum
• Creating pathways for long-term language learning across the K-16 spectrum
• Hybridizing language courses
• Less common teaching and learning contexts (community teaching, distributed teaching, tutoring, etc.)
• Language learning for special purposes
• Immersion component in language programs
• Language study abroad
• Learning and teaching technology
• World language curriculum development
• Developing Standards for Less Commonly Taught Languages
• Developing Learning Plans for Language Instruction
Apply at www.nfmlta.org
Applications due September 15, 2020
NFMLTA Travel Support Grants
The NFMLTA offers grants to help defray the costs for language professionals to participate in conferences. The grant provides a maximum of $1,000 reimbursement of expenses (reimbursed against original receipts).
* The application includes a brief narrative (250–300 words) that provides information on the applicant’s educational background and position, contextualizes the topic of the presentation in the applicant’s career, and indicates need for support in relation to other possible sources of support.
* Applicants must provide proof of acceptance of a conference presentation at a national, language-specific, or regional language conference.
* The presentation should be related to the professional/scholarly work of the applicant.
Apply at www.nfmlta.org
Applications due September 1, 2020