Topic: Foreign language

Two Language and Culture Centers Receive $3 Million in Federal Grants

Sept. 7, 2010

The Center for European Studies (CES) and the Texas Language Technology Center (TLTC) at The University of Texas at Austin have been awarded federal grants totaling more than $3 million to establish new language and culture centers that will allow them to strengthen their role as national leaders in their fields.

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Low-cost textbook alternative becomes a reality

Jan. 22, 2010
Low-cost textbook alternative becomes a reality

With textbooks often costing more than rent, many students will be relieved to know the Texas Language Technology Center is working on an alternative to the bulky old textbook that's easier on the wallet and offers interactive features and compelling content.

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New Center to Promote Foreign Language Study

Nov. 19, 2009

A new, first-of-its-kind language center will help develop standards and benchmarks for teaching foreign languages at The University of Texas at Austin and serve as a resource for faculty and departments.

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Bias against languages other than English hurts students, says scholar

March 16, 2009

Say What?: "When students who have limited English language proficiency fall behind in school or score poorly on important tests, teachers may assume they have learning disabilities," says Dr. Alba Ortiz, professor of special education in The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education.

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