College Grants & Sponsored Programs

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Program

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Union College as Host Institution for Chinese and Russian FLTAs during Academic Year 2014-15
The Institute of International Education
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Program
Award Date: 07/01/2014 |Effective Dates: 08/31/14 – 06/14/2015
Project Personnel: Principal Investigator Christine Henseler; co-PIs Kristin Bidoshi, Zhen Zhang; Sr. Personnel Audrey Sartiaux, Megan Ferry (Modern Languages & Literature)
Project Summary: FLTAs are a welcome and exciting resource for Union’s programs. The FLTA’s primary responsibility will be to assist in teaching first and second year Chinese and Russian language courses. In conjunction with that work, the FLTA will lead practice or drill sessions, offer guided conversational activity, and provide tutoring as appropriate. The FLTA will also attend and actively participate in Language Table and Language Club meetings. The FLTAs will reside in residences associated with our Language Programs, offering to our students further informal practice in every-day conversational language with our FLTA, or in Minerva residences, offering to the college community increased international presence and programming. The addition of a Russian and Chinese FLTAs to our programs in recent years has been invaluable and a great asset, offering a tremendous opportunity for expanded exposure to the languages and cultures.