AELRC refunded for cutting-edge work

Georgetown University, in partnership with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), is pleased to announce that the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC) has been refunded as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Language Resource Centers Program for 2018-2022.

The AELRC’s primary mission is to facilitate useful assessment and evaluation practices that help foreign language educators innovate and improve their programs, ensure accountability to students and society, and articulate the value of foreign language studies in the world today. In carrying out this mission, the AELRC will focus on three interrelated aspects of foreign language education in the United States: underrepresented languages, populations, and institutions; student learning outcomes assessment; and the Seal of Biliteracy.

Dr. Margaret Malone will continue as the AELRC Director; Dr. Megan Montee will serve as Associate Director at the CAL and Dr. Leah Graham will be Associate Director for ACTFL. Dr. Nic Subtirelu, Assistant Professor in Georgetown’s Linguistics Department, will direct projects related to the Seal of Biliteracy.

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