Sarah Beckham, instructor and program coordinator, Asian Languages and Cultures, College of Letters and Science, was awarded a small grant for a creating a blended course for Elementary Hindi. The primary aim of implementing a blended design is to increase student learning outcomes by significantly increasing face-to-face time with instructors while using the target language. The instructor will use a backward design approach to create a flipped classroom experience in which learners acquire and apply foundational knowledge in a distributed learning environment. Another overarching aim of the effort is to develop and enhance national standards for an Elementary Hindi curriculum by making the blended course available through an open-access, adaptive e-text. More about the EI Small Grant Program.