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Open Educational Resources for Language Learning (OERLL)

The Institute of World Language (IWL) aims to promote and support Open Educational Resources for Language Learning (OERLL).

IWL Mentorship Program Guidelines: Effective August, 2023

UVA, Duke, and Vanderbilt LCTLs Initiative

The Consortium for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) is an initiative among University of Virginia (UVA), Duke University, and Vanderbil

Contemplative Pedagogy Brings Mindfulness to Classrooms

For many years, faculty in the IWL community have incorporated Contemplative Pedagogy in language teaching and learning and have yielded frui

UVA STARTALK Prepares Language Educators to Teach Online

The Virginia STARTALK Chinese Teacher Academy, developed and directed by Miao-fen Tseng, has received up to 1.5 million since 200

Language Learning ePortfolios

In 2014, colleagues from French and Spanish initiated a project to integrate ePortfolio pedagogy in beginning and intermediate la

Community-based Experience Learning Makes a Difference

Faculty in Chinese, French, Spanish, Swahili, and teaching English as a second language have created a wide spectrum of community

Roundtable Series on Language Teaching and Learning

With a Grant for Learning awarded in Spring 2012, Emily Scida (Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese) spearheaded a ser

Speaker Series

The Speaker Series creates an interactive platform for nationally and internationally renowned scholars and researchers to share

Fall Symposium

IWL has currently hosted two fall symposiums, the first on October 31, 2012 and the second on October 30, 2015.

Faculty Retreat

The Faculty Retreat, newly launched in Spring 2015, aims to bring world language and literature faculty to a relaxing and thought

Language Forward Initiatives

The IWL received a grant from Jefferson Trust to launch the Language Forward Initiative in 2018 fall.

Outreach Initiatives

The College of Arts and Sciences encourages faculty and students to link their academic experiences at the university to initiati