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ERIC Number: ED537304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Language Resource Centers Program
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education
The Language Resource Centers (LRC) program provides grants to institutions of higher education to establish, strengthen, and operate resource centers that serve to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages. Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education. Duration of the grant is four years. Center activities include: (1) Conduct and disseminate research on teaching and learning methods, including the use of technology; (2) Develop and disseminate research-based language materials for K-16 that reflect effective teaching strategies; (3) Develop skill-level standards for languages; (4) Develop, apply, and disseminate performance tests; (5) Train teachers in the use of performance tests, effective teaching and learning strategies, and technology; (6) Focus on the teaching and learning of less commonly taught languages; and (7) Operate intensive summer institutes for foreign language learning and provide professional development. The LRC program draws on institutional strengths in foreign language teaching, applied linguistics, second language acquisition and materials development. This program is administered by the International Education Programs Service (IEPS) under Title VI of the Higher Education Act.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED)