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EGARC provides instructors with access to and training in new instructional technologies. We also provide technical support for grant and research projects focusing on languages, cultures and the use of technology in the humanities classroom. This support can range from the use of portable equipment for collecting materials, to scripting and graphic design assistance for web-based projects, to basic audio and video editing, to consultation on best practices. Faculty interested in pursuing such projects are encouraged to meet with the Director early in the planning process to find out what resources are available both at EGARC and across campus.

Между нами

Между нами: An Interactive Introduction to Russian

A complete web-based curriculum for introductory Russian. Winner of the 2016 Access to Language Education Award from the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium. Introduced in Fall of 2015, the curriculum has been adopted by sixteen universities for Fall 2016.

Language Training Center

Language Training Center

A multi-year grant program that provides customized training in languages, cultures and area studies to meet the needs of Department of Defense personnel. EGARC is also the physical home for KU's Project GO grant, which provides support to ROTC students studying strategic languages.

Migration Stories

Migration Stories: Africans in Midwestern Communities

A year-long program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that seeks to foster public discussion about the challenges and opportunities surrounding African migration to Midwestern communities.

Summer 67

Teaching the “Long Hot Summer of 1967” and Beyond

A three-week institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that considers questions of race, equity, and social justice that continue to shape current events, and explores historical and contemporary interpretations of their causes.

Black Poetry

Black Poetry After the Black Arts Movement

A fifteen-month program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that seeks a reassessment of African American poetry during the last fifty years, particularly the divergent and yet cross-fertilizing trajectories of spoken word poetry and refined academic poetry.



A media-rich curriculum for intermediate Spanish that answers the MLA's call for the development of "transcultural and translingual competence" and serves as a platform for collaboration among instructors learning about technology.  Winner of the 2012 Focus Award from the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO).

Postcards from Asia

Postcards from Asia

Complete series of podcasts from the 60-second radio program that airs on KPR.  Travel to East Asia without leaving home thanks to the Center for East Asian Studies and Kansas Public Radio, which collaborate to produce the series.

French à la mode

French à la mode

Activities for French learners at the beginning and intermediate levels that are intended to be used in conjunction with any curriculum. The interactive nature of many of the activities also make the site suitable for independent study or practice.

El español en los Estados Unidos

El español en los Estados Unidos

Supplementary materials for students in beginning Spanish that focus on issues of cultural identity of Spanish speakers in the United States. Includes glossed readings, extensive multimedia content and flash-based comprehension questions.

Don't Deny My Voice

Don't Deny My Voice

A fifteen-month program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities responding to the resurgence of interest in and production of contemporary African American poetry.


Imanalla! An Introduction to Quechua

A complete curriculum for introductory Quichua that includes a complete audio supplement and leverages the World Wide Web for authentic multimedia and communicative activities.  Related materials include a collection of stories with audio supplements and a downloadable Quichua-English-Spanish dictionary.

Making the Wright Connection

Making the Wright Connection

A fifteen-month program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that explores Richard Wright and his influence on the American idiom.

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Deutsche grammarphon

Supplemental activities on German grammar based upon usage in contemporary music. Suitable for learners at the beginning level or for independent study or practice.

Вітає Українска!

Вітає Українська!

Materials designed for intermediate-level students in the KU Ukrainian Studies program that are also suitable for self-instruction. Includes glossed texts with accompanying audio, comprehension questions, and links to multimedia content from around the web.


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