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Spring VCL Scholars Announced!

Posted by on Thursday, February 22, 2024 in Uncategorized.

We are pleased to announce the 2024 VCL Scholars

Congratulations to Pengfei Li, Xianmin Liu, Anna Marra, Asami Nakano, Maria Paz Pintane, Claire Scott, and Hideko Shimizu!

The 2024 awardees will explore these topics:

  • Virtual exchange program models (German and Spanish)
  • Heritage speaker course development (Chinese)
  • Immersion within area language community (Japanese)
  • Mindfulness in language education (Italian)
  • Intercultural development for non-language students (Japanese and Chinese)

Their projects will no doubt help build a community of scholarship and practice around the theme of developing intercultural competence.  Congratulations!

The VCL Scholars serve as an integral part of the Vanderbilt Center for Languages’ mission of fostering interdisciplinary work to support the teaching and learning of languages at Vanderbilt University.  The 2024 theme of the VCL Scholars, Intercultural Competencies, prompted submissions from a wide variety of languages and programs.

Awardees will present the results of their work in a public forum hosted by the Vanderbilt Center for Languages later this Spring.