Iowa State University
Department of English


TESL/Applied Linguistics

$1.2 Million Federal Grant Awarded To Applied Linguistics Program


The Applied Linguistics Program at Iowa State University received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of State to work on the development of English language materials with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  As part of this 23-month grant, faculty members and students in the Applied Linguistics & Technology program will carry out an extensive needs analysis, develop teaching materials for English language learners to be used across the globe, and conduct online and face-to-face training for 26 participants from countries including Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Iraq, and Togo.  

This is to date the largest grant received by the English Department at Iowa State University. The project, which started on August 15, 2001 and ends on July 15, 2013, is led by Volker Hegelheimer, Carol Chapelle, and John Levis.