Quechua students are eligible for FLAS Fellowships! Information sessions for the Summer 2022 and Academic Year 2022-2023 FLAS competitions are being held throughout November and early December:
- Thursday, November 18, 2021, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 4-5 p.m.
- Friday, December 3, 2021, 12-1 p.m.
Each session includes a presentation on the fellowship and application process and an opportunity to ask questions. Come and learn how you can support your Quechua studies through a FLAS Fellowship!
Quechua instructor Elvia Andia Grágeda has been awarded the 2019 Premio Nacional de Literatura in Bolivia in the category of Lengua Originaria. Her book Pirqakunawan parlaspa (Speaking with the Walls) fuses fiction and the life-stories of her parents and grandparents to tell of the strength of Indigenous women and their role in sustaining the language, practices, and customs of their communities. Read more about this fantastic achievement here and here, and please join us in congratulating Elvia Andia Grágeda!
Quechua instructor Elvia Andia Grágeda recently became the first American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)-certified Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester for Quechua, or indeed any indigenous American language! Read more about this significant accomplishment here!