I am happy to inform you that we have just heard from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) that the proposal “UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Lang & Culture Academy”, developed by BJ Lim in collaboration with the Language Institution (in particular Wendy Johnson) has been selected for funding as part of the STARTALK 2017 program. The summary of the proposal is attached to this message.
For those of you who are not familiar with STARTALK,
“STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages. STARTALK offers students (K–16) and teachers of these languages creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education and in language teacher development. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) launched STARTALK in 2006 and delegated executive oversight of the program to the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA in turn awarded a contract to the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland (UMD) to act as its subject matter expert in the implementation and administration of the program.”
A great way to promote our Korean program, and Asian language education as a whole.