We are pleased to start these updates with some endowment news. The ELC proudly oversees the Shigeo and Isako Imamura Graduate Fellowship in English Language Teaching. After careful consideration, we believe the endowment has reached a point where we can award two graduate students with the fellowship each year. For the life of the award, one graduate student has received the fellowship along with a Teaching Assistantship within the ELC, so we were very pleased to offer another graduate student with a fellowship as well. For this year, the fellowships have gone to Kyle Hess and Megan Walsh. Both graduate students are in their 2nd year of their graduate program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Here is the list of awardees we have on record:
2020 Alyssa BULOW
2019 Amr Abdelaal Rabie AHMED
2018 Laura Marie BOWMAN
2017 Erin Elizabeth DEGERMAN
2016 Laura Elizabeth EICKHOFF
2015 Laurel A. WALLER
2014 Kinsey Jo WETHERS
2013 Laura Diane BALLARD
2012 Kelly Nicole LEONARD
2011 Rebecca Ann FLOYD
In other updates, the English Language Center moved all instruction online starting in March of 2020. We also pivoted our instruction to online delivery for a number of important grant programs during the summer and now the fall as well. Those summer programs are highlighted here:
The ELC is now a proud collaborator with the Second Language Studies program on a dynamic new programming option for aspiring teachers. More information is available here: Online Teaching Certificate This online certificate included many contributions from the ELC’s faculty expertise including one full course on foundations in language teaching, an online Teaching Practicum, and a final portfolio.
In response to the growing need for excellent instruction at the undergraduate level within the College of Arts & Letters, ELC faculty are now offering the following amazing courses:
Integrated Arts & Humanities Course 207
In terms of online instruction, our faculty have created a rigorous curriculum now offered fully online and our faculty were integral in developing a set of courses meant to further online instruction for language teaching. These needed and well-received courses will be offered again this fall. More information on these courses are available here: Online Language Teaching
We look forward to providing more updates in the near future.