CeLTA offers academic-year fellowships for language teaching faculty and language teaching graduate students who wish to pursue a project that is beyond the scope of their regular teaching, research, or curricular development duties. These projects may be focused on research, materials development, or outreach, but should contribute to advancing language instruction at MSU and be effective and innovative in nature.
Awards are made in September of each year. Project activity is to be completed by the following May. Awards usually range from $1,000-$2,000.
Recipients are expected to participate in regular meetings throughout each semester. Recipients also present their preliminary project ideas during a CeLTA Lunch & Learn in fall semester and their results in late spring. At the end of the project, fellows are required to submit a report.
Current CeLTA Fellows and Projects (AY 2016-17):
- Safoi Babana-Hampton - Integrating Film and Storytelling in the French Language Classroom
- Erin Degerman - Wordless Scenes Repository
- Matthew Handelman, Elizabeth Mittman, Johanna Schuster-Craig, Lynn Wolff - Creating Flexible, Self-Motivated Language and Culture Learners: Intentional Integration in the Third-Year German Curriculum
- Xuehong (Stella) He - Effects of Presentation Formats and Training Modalities on Learning Chinese Characters
- Anne Violin-Wigent - Grammar for Mateo: Form-Focused Online Activities for FRN 320
Previous CeLTA Fellows and Projects:
- Chunhong Teng - Student Preparation for Overseas Experience: Developing Problem-based Learning Course for Culture and Language
- Akiko Ota - ESL 222 (Advanced Speaking/Listening) Grammar Instruction Through Online Modules
- Jim Desler - Using Nursery Rhymes and Rhyming Books to Improve Pronunciation
- Sara Hillman - Increasing Arabic Oral Proficiency Skills
- Ayman Mohamed - Speak like an Arab: A culture-based curriculum in Egyptian Arabic
- Catherine Ryu - Classical Japanese Grammar Game as a Language Pedagogy Engine
- Jim Desler - Cultural Anthropology as Content: Students as Cultural Anthropologists
- Xiaoshi Li - Literature Circle in Chinese Language Teaching
- Sean Pue - Ghazals on the Go: Teaching the Culture of Urdu Poetry
- Jeannette Sanchez-Naranjo - Spanish Podcast Project
- Theresa Schenker, Darren Ilett - Telecollaborative Email Exchanges in Teaching Language and Culture
- Chunhong Teng, Jiawen Wang - Getting "Connected": An Experiment Using Twitter to Enhance the Output of College Students Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language