Language Resource Centers

This program awards grants to centers at institutions of higher education to help improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages through teacher training, research, materials development and dissemination projects.

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CFDA Number: 84.229A

Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grant

Types of Projects: Activities include effective dissemination efforts, whenever appropriate, and may include:

  • Research and dissemination of new and improved teaching methods, including educational technology;
  • Development and dissemination of new teaching materials;
  • Development, application, and dissemination of performance testing;
  • Training of teachers in the administration and interpretation of performance tests, the use of effective teaching strategies, and the use of new technologies;
  • Significant focus on the needs of those who are teaching and learning the less commonly taught languages;
  • Development and dissemination of materials designed to serve as a resource for foreign language teachers at the elementary school and secondary school levels; and
  • Operation of intensive summer language institutes.