UNI Awarded More Than $1M Grant for ESL Teacher Preparation Project
This article was originally published by Inside UNI.
The United States Department of Education has awarded two University of Northern Iowa professors a $1.48 million grant to launch a new project to improve English as a second language (ESL) instruction for both pre-service and in-service teachers.
Aliza Fones and Carmen Durham, both assistant professors of TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages)/applied linguistics, were awarded the grant to carry out Project UNITED (University of Northern Iowa Teacher Education for Diverse Learners).
Project UNITED will provide research-based ESL teacher preparation and professional development to current and future teachers.