Projects

The BuckLER Center has completed several projects in the recent past and currently has active projects.

Current Projects

TESOL Training Program for the Guangdong Teachers’ Association
Sponsored by the Guangdong Teachers’ Association, BuckLER led a professional development series for Language Teachers in China during the Autumn 2022. Twenty-five teachers from a range of levels of instruction participated in the series, which focused on core practices in language teaching. The content of the series included sessions on Second Language Acquisition, Language Assessment, TESOL Methods, Teaching Culture, as well as the American Higher Education System. This series was part of an on-going professional development partnership with the Guangdong Teachers’ Association.
Guangdong Teachers' Associateion


Teacher-training Seminar on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Classroom
In collaboration with Fulbright Germany, OSU College of Education and Human Ecology, OSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and OSU Office of International Affairs, the seminar provides in-service teachers in Germany with the opportunity to learn and understand the political, historical, cultural and social issues that inform pedagogies for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the U.S. Educational System.
Fulbright Germany 2022


Review and Support of the DIME Language Proficiency Assessment


Past Projects

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Orientation
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as part of the Fulbright Program, the intensive orientation provided FLTAs with various workshops on topics such as communicative world language teaching, integration of technology into teaching and learning in the world language classroom, methods of world language teaching sessions, DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) on U.S. campus, as well as navigating life in the United States.

Fulbright FLTA participants at the conclusion of the orientation
Fulbright FLTA participants at the conclusion of the orientation

Summer Institute for Teaching Innovation for English Educators
The purpose of the Summer Institute for Teaching Innovation for English Educators was to provide a one-month language, pedagogy, and cultural study abroad experience to English teachers from Mexico. Participants in the program developed their language skills by taking English language classes through the American Language Program, developed their pedagogical skills by participating in workshops through the Foreign, Second, and Multilingual Language Education Program and working with local ESL teachers, and developed their knowledge of U.S. cultural practices by participating in university events and off-campus cultural excursions.

English teachers from Mexico during a site visit of a dual language program at a local elementary school
English teachers from Mexico during a site visit of a dual language program at a local elementary school