CLEAR’s directors and staff are pleased to announce that CLEAR has been granted Title VI Language Resource Center funding from the US Department of Education for a sixth funding cycle, which will run through September 2018.
Many exciting changes are in store for this cycle, including the addition of a new co-director. Joining co-director Dr. Susan Gass, who has been with CLEAR since its inception in 1996, is Dr. Charlene Polio, a longtime CLEAR project leader and workshop facilitator. Charlene is a professor and associate chair in Michigan State University’s Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages. She has published in the areas of second language writing, with an emphasis on research methods and language development, and classroom discourse, with an emphasis on how teachers focus on language in advanced foreign language classes. We welcome her as the incoming co-director and anticipate many valuable contributions as she adds her expertise and oversight to our activities.