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The World Language Enrichment and Acquisition Program at Hampshire College, established through the Andrew W. Mellon grant, operates mainly to manage grant-related activities. The goal of the Mellon grant is to make Hampshire College a "language learning community."
Through various grant programs, including the hiring of post-doctoral fellows, it is our hope that faculty will work to incorporate the use of non-English sources into the courses they teach and work they do with their advisees. As a result, students will be motivated to integrate the exploration of a world language into their individualized studies, and are guided in their access of resources on and off campus so that they attain levels of linguistic competence that will enrich every aspect of their academic experience, coursework, concentrations, independent study, and external study as well as their co-curricular activities.
The WLEA office
Highlights from Division III projects that incorporate language and culture
These short videos are excerpts from works produced by students in several of Professor Baba Hillman's courses including, "Writing for Film: Text and Memory in Transnational Cinema," and "Writing for Film: Geographies of Identity." These students are often working with languages other than English or across multiple languages in their film and video work.
The WLEA offers grants for language learning and course development.Learn more »
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