CLTA GRANT DESCRIPTIONS
The grants listed are grants that have been generously provided in the past. CLTA will include specific dates and possibly changed descriptions, as they become available from the governments. Awardees are expected to contact the governments as soon as they are awarded a grant, to ascertain all the particulars regarding their grant.
Spanish Embassy Grant
Application Due January 15, 2014 The Spanish Embassy Grant, provided through the Spanish Education Office of the Embassy of Spain, with the collaboration of the Spanish Language Center MESTER, is one of several initiatives by the Spanish Embassy to support Spanish language and culture education in the United States. The grant enables the recipient to study for two weeks to attend the course El uso de la tecnología en el aula de español. The course will be held in Salamanca from (please look for dates as they become available). Covered costs include tuition, full board accommodation in Salamanca on campus or with a host family (room sharing), transport to and from Madrid-Salamanca, and some extra-curricular activities. Cost of transportation to and from Spain and personal expenses are the responsibility of the recipient. Applicants for this grant may also apply for CLTA’s LangAbroad Grant for a travel stipend.
French Government Grant
Application Due January 15, 2014 The French Government Grants are offered by the French Cultural Services Offices in San Francisco and in Los Angeles. The grant enables the recipient during the summer to attend a seminar (stage) at various centers for approximately 3 weeks during the month of July. It includes tuition and training for three weeks, a round trip train ticket from Paris to the destination city, and a portion the cost of food, lodging. Cost of transportation to and from France is the responsibility of the recipient. Applicants for this grant may also apply for CLTA’s LangAbroad Grant for a travel stipend. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residence and must be currently employed to teacher French language and/or French culture in grades K-12.
Quebec Government Grant
(closed) The Quebec Grant, provided by the Quebec Government Office in Los Angles, enables the recipient to reside in the province of Quebec and study during the summer. Included are the cost of tuition, room and board, special activities, and excursions. The recipient is expected to enroll in courses selected from the regular summer offerings. Cost of transportation to and from Quebec is the responsibility of the recipient. Applicants for this grant may also apply for CLTA’s LangAbroad Grant for a travel stipend. In 2010 the three-week course included tuition, room, excursions, materials, and an allotment for food.
Japan Foundation Grant
Application Due December 1, 2014 directly to The Japan Foundation The Japan Foundation Grant is provided by the Los Angeles Center of the Japan Foundation. This grant is for non-native speakers of Japanese in grades K-16 and enables the recipient to attend a Summer Intensive Japanese-Language Training Program in Japan. The goal of the grant is to improve proficiency in Japanese and to gain familiarity with Japanese culture through Japanese language classes, cultural programs, field trips, etc. The grant includes accommodations at the Institute, meals, a daily allowance, transportation allowance (for travel in Japan), a reference books and teaching materials allowance, expenses for field trips in Japan, and overseas travel sickness and accident insurance. Travel to and from Japan is not included, but applicants for this grant may also apply for CLTA’s LangAbroad Grant for a travel stipend.
There used to be a separate deadline (around mid to late January) for CLTA, but starting from 2013, the Japan Foundation would like the candidate(s) to submit the Japan Foundation’s regular application (not the CLTA award application) to their office by the regular deadline December 1. Start the process early for this grant!
Program dates: July 2 – August 27, 2015, so please be sure you will be able to fulfill the date requirements if you are awarded the grant .
Goethe Institut Grant – This GRANT WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN IN 2016 – the deadline will be mid-October of 2015
The Goethe Institut Grant is provided by the German Government through the Goethe Institut offices in San Francisco. The grant enables the recipient to participate in a two- or four-week language course in Germany during the summer. It includes tuition, lodging, breakfast, and one meal on weekdays, and medical insurance for duration of the course. Cost of transportation to and from Germany is the responsibility of the recipient. The award is given for the summer of the following year. Applicants for this grant may also apply for CLTA’s LangAbroD Grant for a travel stipend.
Italian Government Grant
The Italian Consulate Grant provides this scholarship grant through the Italian Education Office. This is one of several initiatives by the Italian Government to become more involved in supporting Italian instruction in the United States. Due to the recent lack of applicants for the former travel grant (detailed below in gray scale), the scholarship grant this year will be for five (5) scholarship grants for $500 each, for the purpose of pursuing professional development by attending the CLTA 2015 Conference in March. Recipients are expected to pre-pay Conference fees and travel costs, and to attend the Awards Dinner Friday night March 7 to accept their awards.
(The previous grant enabled the recipient to reside in university housing and study at the University of Perugia during the summer. Included were tuition, special activities and excursiions. The recipient was expected to enroll in courses selected from the regular summer offerings of the university. Cost of transportation to and from Italy was the responsibility of the recipient. Applicants for this grant could also apply for CLTA’s LangAbroD Grant for a travel stipend.)
CLTA established this scholarship to honor Mary DuFort, who served as coordinator of language education in Alameda County. Mrs. DuFort’s contributions to the profession were cut short by her untimely death. It is currently the Memorial Scholarship honoring all our departed colleagues who have had a tremendous impact on our lives, our profession, and the students we touch daily.The scholarship provides financial support to enable one or more members to travel abroad for the purpose of improving their competency and skills in language teaching and augmenting their knowledge of culture and language through travel and/or formal study. Applicants decide on their own study plans, school/program, destination and make their own travel arrangements. Scholarships consist of grants up to $1,000.00. This scholarship is funded through the generous contributions of CLTA members.
Sydney Gorman Scholarship
Sydney Gorman’s family established this scholarship to honor Sydney, who served as Foreign Language Teacher in Alameda County. Sydney’s contributions to the profession were cut short by her untimely death. She had a tremendous impact on the professional lives of many of our colleagues, especially those new teachers in need of mentoring. The scholarship provides financial support to enable new teachers (who have been teaching for fewer than 5 years) to improve their competency and skills in language teaching and to augment their knowledge of culture and language through participation in either CLTA’s annual statewide conference or other CLTA professional development activity. This scholarship is funded through the generous contributions of Sydney’s family as well as contributions from Sydney’s friends and colleagues in CLTA.
In the past CLTA has offered as many as six LangAbroad grants of up to $500 each (subject to change) to be used to defray travel expenses for members who wish to improve their fluency in the language they teach by visiting a country where that language is spoken. This year’s level of support has not yet been determined. The LangAbroad is a stand alone grant or applicants for LangAbroad Grants may also apply for one of the government grants. The LangAbroad is funded from the CLTA general fund and depends on resources available from the current fiscal year.
The CENTRO MUNDOLENGUA Grant offers a wonderful opportunity for a Spanish AP Teacher to participate in CENTRO MUNDOLENGUA‘s AP Summer Institute for Teachers in Sevilla, Spain, from (please look for dates for 2015). Teachers who are not currently teaching AP, but plan to in the future may also apply for the grant. CENTRO MUNDOLENGUA‘s Institute offers both AP Spanish Language & Literature Workshops. The winner of this grant may choose which workshop he/she wishes to attend. The grant includes tuition, room and board with a Spanish family (an individual room), course materials, completion certificate, cultural activities in Sevilla, and a welcome breakfast and farewell dinner. The Grant does not include airfare, personal spending money or the additional fee necessary to obtain graduate university credits.In summer 2012, the graduate credit fee was $350 for three semester credits from The University of California at Riverside. The value of this scholarship is $1,850. For more information, please visit the CENTRO MUNDOLENGUA website at: www.centromundolengua.com