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ILE Grants

ILE Grants

Innovations in Language Education (ILE) Grants

Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context

After a successful ILE grant cycle in 2014-2015, ILETC is pleased to announce that a second round of ILE Grants will be awarded in Fall 2016. For more information, click here or on Call for Proposals 2016 in the left-hand column; for information on past projects and recipients, click here.


The purpose of the Innovations in Language Education (ILE) grants is to foster and sustain a culture of research, collaboration, and creativity in language education across the CUNY campuses that will impact language instruction and research, as well as recruitment and retention of language students.

Proposals will be accepted in all areas of language pedagogy, second language acquisition theory, and translingual and transcultural communication. Special, but not exclusive, consideration will be given to projects impacting one or more of the following areas:

  • The teaching and learning of heritage languages;
  • The teaching and learning of less commonly taught languages;
  • The integration of technology into the language classroom (e.g., telecollaboration, hybrid instruction, computerized testing, etc.)
    The connection between classroom instruction and linguistic communities of NYC (e.g., community-based service learning, internships, etc.);
  • Intercampus collaborations.