Virtual Video-based Inquiry for the Development of LCTL Teachers

Supported by:

National Less Commonly Taught Languages Resource Center at Michigan State University

Graduate Programs in Foreign Language Teaching

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  • Explore professional development modules created by the MAFLT core faculty specifically for the LCTL Fellows.
  • Interact with other Fellows and the Facilitators, 
  • Record and reflect on your own language teaching, and
  • Complete video-based peer observation tasks.

 ViVID Fellow Position Description

The Virtual Video-based Inquiry for the Development of LCTL Teachers (ViVID) Project, funded by the National Less Commonly Taught Languages Resource Center (National LCTL Resource Center, NLRC) is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

How many people can we accept? 

We can accept 10 Fellows each year. If you are selected, you will have the opportunity to engage in a professional development experience that is specifically designed to meet the needs of LCTL instructors, contribute to research that will inform further PD, form a community with the other Fellows and Facilitators. 

Do you have to pay to participate? 

No, and in fact you will receive a stipend of $100 per month. You are committing time and energy to developing your teaching and improving PD for others. If you participate actively throughout the academic year, you will be paid in recognition of your commitment.

Start Your Application

Apply now for the 2023-24 cohort of LCTL Instructor Fellows!
Review of applications will begin after July 15.

If you have questions about participation that were not answered in the ViVID Fellow position description, or if you run into technical difficulties, feel free to contact us. Send a message to with “ViVID” in the subject line. 

Important: Submission of this form does not guarantee that you will be accepted as a ViVID Fellow. We can only accept ten Fellows per cohort, and we will need to confirm that a) your teaching situation for the upcoming academic year is compatible with the project, and b) your citizenship or visa status will allow you to receive the stipend payments. If you are eligible but not selected for the current year, you are welcome to apply again the following year. 

The National LCTL Resource Center offers teacher development, open educational resources (free stuff), research projects, collaborations with other language resource centers, and more!