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Project LINC: Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
Welcome to Project LINC.
Research-based support for inclusive teaching in a diverse classroom, covering the converging needs of :
Foreign language instructors,
Students with disabilities, and
"Students prosper in language classrooms that acknowledge that all students are capable of learning other languages given opportunities for quality instruction." American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Study Abroad and Disabilities
MLA Calls for Colleges to Offer More Language Programs
Amid numerous proposed cuts to language programs in higher education, the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association has issued a statement calling for colleges to provide students with the chance to become fluent in a second language.
Education Department Releases Data on Students with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education recently released its latest data on students with disabilities in higher education. As of the 2008-9 academic year, 88% of two- and four-year institutions reported enrolling students with disabilities. Specific learning disabilities were the most common (31%), followed by Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at 18%, then mental or psychiatric conditions at 15%.
Materials from our presentation at the ACTFL Conference, Philadelphia, November 2012
The Language of Disabilities (.pdf)