New Grant Expands Critical Languages Offered

Students at The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas at San Antonio will soon be able to enroll in critical language classes like Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese thanks to a telecollaboration supported by a new University of Texas System grant.

The Institute for Transformational Learning grant will provide $204,903 for UT Arlington’s Critical Languages and Cultures partnership with UTSA. The money will fund faculty and teaching, instructional and technical support, administrative coordination and international partnerships between the two UT System institutions and universities abroad.

“We are honored that our project was chosen to receive this grant,” said Pete Smith, Vice Provost for Digital Teaching and Learning at UT Arlington. “The committee that selected us had impressive and innovative proposals from across the UT System to consider.”

UTSA’s Associate Vice Provost for Education Technology, Sunay Palsole, called both UTSA’s role and the collaboration with UT Arlington significant.

“It shows how we can leverage technology and available faculty expertise at both universities to provide an expanded educational opportunity to our students,” Palsole said.

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