Research Project on Study Abroad in China to be funded through U.S. Department of Education Grant

Oct. 31, 2014

The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona (UA) was awarded a third Title VI Language Resource Center grant to develop resources for the teaching and learning of foreign languages at K-16 levels across the U.S. Ten projects will be funded by the grant during the 2014-2018 cycle, including one to be led by Dr. Wenhao Diao, Assistant Professor of Chinese Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition. Professor Diao’s project, American Study Abroad Students in China: Archiving Interactions between the American and Chinese Youth, is designed to meet needs arising from initiatives that have increased the numbers of American Study Abroad students travelling to China. Building on Dr. Diao’s research on study abroad encounters between American and Chinese students, this project will produce an archive of recorded and transcribed interactions between American college students and their Chinese peers.


 Established in 2006, CERCLL is a collaborative effort between multiple programs, departments, and colleges at the University of Arizona and other institutions in the Southwest and beyond. Projects are led by UA faculty in the Colleges of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Education; all three colleges are key contributors to CERCLL’s activities. For more information on Dr. Diao's project and the other projects funded by the grant, please visit