Monday
Feb072011

New Course Initiative: Language for Special Purposes - Business Japanese

Grant Details
Amount: 1100.00
Project Start Date: 04/01/05
Status: Archived
Project Type:
Campus Based
Languages: Japanese
Project Level:
Advanced
Project Skills:
All - Addresses all language skills
Institutions Involved:
Brown University
Primary Contact:
Yuko Jackson (Yuko_Jackson@Brown.edu)
Box 1850
Brown University
Providence , RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-9764

Project will involve conducting interviews with American students of Japanese who engage in business with Japanese counterparts. Materials in print, audio and video format will be purchased for use in developing lessons and activities in Business Japanese.

Monday
Feb072011

Chinese Cultural Reader for Advanced Students

Grant Details
Amount: 2000.00
Project Start Date: 01/10/05
Status:
Project Type:
Campus Based
Languages: Chinese
Project Level:
Advanced
Project Skills:
Institutions Involved:
Brown University
Primary Contact:
Meiqing Zhang (Meiqing_Zhang@Brown.edu)
Box 1850
Brown University
Providence , RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-2984

The project director is in the revision stages of a textbook with texts and exercises that she is writing for students of Chinese in their fifth year of instruction. While in China she will consult with instructors in Chinese as a Second Language at several universities on aspects of her textbook. She will also consult with authors of literary texts included in the textbook concerning her presentations and interpretations of their work.

Monday
Feb072011

Pancatantra Audio

Grant Details
Amount: 2700.00
Project Start Date: 07/01/06
Status: In Progress (under development)
Project Type:
Campus Based
Languages: Sanskrit
Project Level:
Project Skills:
Institutions Involved:
Brown University
Primary Contact:
Peter Scharf (scharf@brown.edu)
Box 1856
Brown University
Providence , RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-2720

In 2001, Professor Ramamurti, a respected traditional scholar of Madras, recorded his mellifluous recitation of PÂrıabhadra's Pancatantra with the intention that I integrate it line by line with the text on The Sanskrit Library website. A qualified Sanskrit student will complete the editing of these digital audio files, mark regions, and save them in archive-quality (AIFF or WAV) format and in web-deliverable (MP3) format. The latter audio files will be made available to students both at Brown and elsewhere at The Sanskrit Library website.

Monday
Feb072011

Audio to Go

Grant Details
Amount: 720.00
Project Start Date: 03/01/06
Status: In Progress (under development)
Project Type:
Campus Based
Languages: German
Project Level:
Project Skills:
Institutions Involved:
Brown University
Primary Contact:
Jane Sokolosky (Jane_Sokolosky@Brown.edu)
Box 1979
Brown University
Providence , RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-2788

This grant would support the creation of audio files for beginning and intermediate German. We would like to make all vocabulary lists available to students both in text and audio form. We have created some files, but our students have requested that we create all files with English, German and English and with sufficient pauses for students to repeat or recall the words. This would be a wonderful repository that could be used in future semesters.

Monday
Feb072011

ELFE: French Web-Based Exercises  

Grant Details
Amount: 2420.00
Project Start Date: 06/01/06
Status: In Progress (under development)
Project Type:
Campus Based
Languages: French
Project Level:
All - All Levels
Project Skills:
Institutions Involved:
Brown University
Primary Contact:
Shoggy Waryn (Shoggy@Brown.edu)
Box 1961
Brown University
Providence , RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-2494

ELFE is a popular interactive program allowing learners of French to practice specific grammar skills. ELFE does not explain grammar, it merely checks the learner’s knowledge of grammar, while using basic vocabulary suitable for all levels. This stand-alone program has proven quite effective but is currently obsolete due to changes in both Mac and PC’s OS. This project will update ELFE to distribute it over the web while keeping its main features intact. It will also add much needed flexibility to the menus, allowing for customization that will enable teachers to choose which exercises to select for each level of French.