About the NFLRC

The goal of the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) is to expand the nation’s capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively through research and materials development projects. The primary audience for most NFLRC endeavors is language instructors and applied linguists involved in these languages. However, NFLRC projects are intended to have implications for the teaching and learning of all languages, with results being disseminated to the larger educational community through publications, summer institutes, conferences, workshops, symposia, online learning events, etc. The NFLRC also conducts outreach to governmental agencies, language and area studies centers, and others concerned with strengthening the nation’s capacity in this field. Visit the sections below for more details.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U. S. Department of Education (CFDA 84.229, P229A140014). However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and one should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Using the site

This site constitutes a collection of stories organized according to categories relevant to the NFLRC. There are two main ways to find content in this site: (1) type in a search term in the search box and press enter or (2) click on Menu (top of every page) to open the site map. Use the search function if you are not familiar with the NFLRC activities. The search will retrieve information in four main categories: projects, publications, events and people. To use the site map, click on "Menu" at the top of the page and select the category or item. When you visit one of the entries in this menu, you will be presented with a choice of subpages. Whenever you are in an category with subpages, you will see a menu that makes the structure visible. Numbers in this menu indicate the number of stories related to a particular topic. For example, "Home >> Events >> (4) Symposia" means there are four stories associated with "symposia." To return to the main page of the site, click on the NFLRC logo at the top of every page.

Core Staff

Collaborators

Ivan Banov

Managing Editor, Language Learning & Technology Journal

language-teaching 2014-2018

Bridget Beaver

Curriculum Development Project

2014-2018 language-teaching online-learning

Tobias Bloyd

Graduate Assistant, Center for Language & Technology

Clayton Chee

Media Specialist, Center for Language & Technology

Dorothy M. Chun

Editor-in-Chief, Language Learning & Technology Journal

online-learning

Richard Day

Editor, Reading in a Foreign Language Journal

language-learning language-teaching

Don Doehla

Project-based Language Learning Initiative

pbl pbll

Marta Gonzalez-Lloret

Series Co-editor, Pragmatics & Language Learning

2014-2018 pbl

Ellen Hart

Project Advisor

2014-2018

Trude Heift

Editor-in-Chief, Language Learning & Technology Journal

2014-2018

David Hiple

NFLRC Senior Consultant

language-teaching language-learning

Susan Hojnacki

Curriculum Development Project

2014-2018 online-learning

Thom Hudson

Editor, Reading in a Foreign Language Journal

assessment research

Gabriele Kasper

Series Editor, Pragmatics & Interaction; Series Co-editor, Pragmatics & Language Learning

pragmatics research

John Kawahara

Fiscal Officer

Cindy Kendall

Project-based Language Learning Initiative

pbll online-institute summer-institute 2014-2018 pbl

Sabine Levet

Project-based Language Learning Initiative

2014-2018 pbl pbll

Liliana Lopez

Project-based Language Learning Initiative

2014-2018 pbl pbll

Cherice Montgomery

Project-based Language Learning Initiative

2014-2018 pbl pbll

Hanh Thi Nguyen

Project-based Language Learning Initiative

2014-2018 vietnamese pbl pbll

Charlene Polio

NFLRC Monograph Editor

2014-2018

Eunseok Ro

Managing Editor, Reading in a Foreign Language Journal

Lauren Scheller

Project-based Language Learning Initiative

2014-2018 pbl pbll

Richard Schmidt

NFLRC Senior Consultant

language-learning language-teaching research

Nicholas Thieberger

Editor, Language Documentation & Conservation Journal

heritage

Daniel Tom

Program Coordinator, Center for Language & Technology

Mónica Vidal

Managing Editor, Language Learning & Technology Journal

language-learning 2010-2014

Yao Zhang Hill

Assessment Expert

2014-2018 assessment pbl pbll

Advisory Board

Documents