Research Groups

In the Department of English, faculty are actively engaged in research and collaboration across areas within the department and outside of the department and have received internal and external support for these collaborative projects.

Applied Linguistics $1.2 million Grant for Developing Materials for English Language Learners

The Applied Linguistics Program at Iowa State University received a $1.2 million grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State for training English language professionals and developing materials for English language learners. The 23-month grant to be carried out by faculty, staff and graduate students in applied linguistics includes a needs analysis, materials development for English language learners who benefit from Department of State outreach, and online and face-to-face training for 26 professionals from countries including Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Iraq, and Togo.

This is to date the largest grant received by the English Department at Iowa State University. The project is led by Volker Hegelheimer, Carol Chapelle, and John Levis.

Questions about the project? Contact Volker Hegelheimer at