The Berkeley Language Center announces the availability of up to six one-semester GSR positions for the academic year 21013-2014 (pending authorization of funds).

BLCThese fellowships will enable graduate students to work on special projects both to improve the quality of language instruction in their current department and to enhance their professional development as teachers, which can potentially benefit their future chances of employment at other institutions. Research projects might include research on: theoretical aspects of second language acquisition; language learning media and instructional materials; handbooks on specific aspects of language teaching; innovative activities to teach literature or culture in the language class; drama techniques to teach language; performance-based tests to assess linguistic, literary or cultural competence. The fellowship culminates in a presentation to the UC Berkeley language community. Past fellows have also presented their research at conferences, or published their work in established journals.

More information is available on the BLC website. The application deadline is February 3, 2014.