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Celebrating Twenty Years of Service to Language Education

It hardly seems possible that 20 years have passed since CLEAR was first awarded funds through the US Department of Education’s Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program. In its early years, CLEAR benefitted from the leadership and dedication of Professor Pat Paulsell, who together with Professor Susan Gass wrote the first grant proposal. Professor Paulsell’s vision, activism, and creative activities combined to help put CLEAR at the forefront of foreign language education. Professors Gass and Paulsell co-directed CLEAR for seventeen years. Following the latter’s 2013 retirement, CLEAR was joined in its current funding cycle by new co-director Professor Charlene Polio, whose expertise in second and foreign language pedagogy and second language acquisition greatly enhances the center’s current projects.
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