Our Sponsors

As a grant-funded research center, CASLS can only develop materials and programs to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages with the support of our sponsors.

The U.S. Department of Education Title VI, under grant #P229A14004, supported the development of:

  • Bridging Project
  • Community College Connection
  • Ecopod
  • Games 2 Teach
  • InterCom
  • Intercultural Pragmatic Interactional Competence (IPIC) Assessment
  • LinguaFolio Online
  • Place- and Experience-based Database for Language Learning (PEBBL)

The U.S. Department of Education Title VI, under grant #P229A060005 and #P229A100010, supported the development of:

  • A National Virtual Language Lab (ANVILL)
  • Burning Questions
  • Computerized Assessment of Proficiency (CAP)/Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP)
  • Dynamic Activity Templates (DATs)
  • Global Language Educators Network (GLEN)
  • LinguaFolio Online
  • MOSAIC
  • Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Web
  • Western Initiative for Language Leadership (WILL)

Contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education nor imply endorsement by the federal government.

The STARTALK program administered by the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Maryland supported the development of:

  • LinguaFolio Online
  • Swahili College Readiness Academy

The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, sponsored the development of:

  • Chinese Academic Language Learning Modules (CALLM)
  • Chinese Dual Immersion Research (Flagship Ethnography)
  • Computerized Assessment of Proficiency (CAP)/Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP)
  • Dynamic Activity Templates (DATs)
  • Oregon Chinese Flagship Program
  • LinguaFolio Online
  • MyChina Village
  • National Online Language Learning Assessment (NOELLA)
  • Oregon Roadmap to Language Excellence
  • Pacific Northwest Pathways Collective

The UO Office of Academic Affairs, UO Division of Undergraduate Studies, UO Academic Extension, and UO Office of International Affairs contributed to the development of Ecopod.

Generous donations from Pete and Christina Nickerson provide scholarship support for students in the Chinese Flagship Program.

National sponsors who supported the development of LinguaFolio Online include the Center for African Studies, the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, the Center for Educational Resources in Culture Language and Literacy, the Center for South Asia Studies, the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Cincinnati Public Schools, Institute of European Studies, Jefferson County Public Schools, Maryland State Department of Education, Seattle Public Schools, South Carolina Department of Education, Southern Oregon Education Service District, New Jersey Department of Education, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Western Kentucky University.

The UO Yamada Language Center sponsored the development of ANVILL.

Additional sponsors for the Computerized Assessment of Proficiency (CAP)/Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP) include the Funds for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), New York University, the University of Chicago, the University of Hawaii, the University of Maryland, and the University of Wisconsin.

Additional sponsors for the National Online Early Language Learning Assessment (NOELLA) include the Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) through the Wyoming Department of Education, the Eugene 4J School District, and the Portland Public School District.

The Japan Foundation sponsored the development of the Japanese Global Scholars Program.

The U.S. West Foundation sponsored Jan Ken Pon.

Research into the elements of successful language programs was sponsored by the Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) through the New Jersey State Board of Education.