The Language Flagship is a an effort headed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) aimed at empowering a growing group of colleges and universities to implement new models of language learning to produce college graduates with high levels of proficiency in critical languages. The (IIE) is currently seeking proposals from U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs) to develop and implement an undergraduate Turkish Flagship Program. Applicants must present a proposal for a combined domestic and overseas programmatic effort that will allow students to achieve American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Superior Level and/or Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) 3 proficiency in Turkish. Applicants may also propose to develop a bridge program component that will allow students with substantial proficiency in Turkish to gain ACTFL Advanced/ ILR 2 proficiency in an additional Turkic language spoken in Central Eurasia (Azeri, Kazakh, Uzbek and Turkmen are preferred). IHEs may lead consortial arrangements with other IHEs and partner with other non-profit organizations in developing domestic and overseas programming elements. This application is open to U.S. IHEs with existing programs in Turkish language.
Deadline for proposals: August 17, 2011
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