Portugal Foundation Supports Middlebury

November 10, 2004

Michael Katz, dean of the Language Schools and Schools Abroad at Middlebury College, and Carmen Tesser, director of the Portuguese School, are pleased to announce that the Portuguese School has received a $7,500 grant from the Luso-American Development Foundation. The grant will fund cultural consultants to visit the Portuguese School during summer 2005 and develop curricular materials based on cultural texts from Portugal.

Carmen Tesser is chairing the project, Learning Language through Cultural Texts: Continental Portuguese. The present funding complements an earlier grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that focused on Brazilian cultural texts.

The Luso-American Development Foundation is a private, financially independent Portuguese institution. Based in Lisbon, its main goal is to contribute towards Portugal's development by providing financial and strategic support for innovative projects by fostering cooperation between Portuguese and American civil society.