The CLT itself originated through sponsored funding. In 1952, French Professor Dorothy B. Aspinwall secured funding from the Ford Foundation to visit mainland universities in order to find out what technologies were being used to enhance language learning and teaching (more details). Throughout the years, the CLT has not only supported sponsored projects but also been the recipient of several awards. Below is a list of successful sponsored initiatives that are supported by the CLT.


Suvorov, R. (2017). Exploring language learners’ test-taking strategies for 4-option multiple-choice vs. 4-option true-false items: Evidence from eye tracking and cued retrospective reporting. Funded by Language Learning through the Early Career Research Grants Program.

Suvorov, R. (2016). Investigating test-taking processes and strategies during a computer-based Michigan English Test (MET): Evidence from eye tracking. Funded by Cambridge Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) through the 2016 Spaan Research Grant Program.

Suvorov, R. (2016). Utilizing electroencephalography (EEG) in research on second language assessment: An exploratory study of language learners’ cognitive states. Summer research grant funded by the University of Hawaiʻi Endowment for the Humanities.

Rodriguez, J. C. & Spring, M. (2015). Flagship Technology Innovation Center. U.S. Department of Defense through the Language Flagship Program. Program Website.

Rodriguez, J. C. (2014). National Foreign Language Resource Center. U.S. Department of Education through the Title VI LRC Program. Program Website.

Rodriguez, J. C. (2012). 50 Years of Language Technology. Funding to curate and set up an exhibit. Granted by the Student Activity and Program Fee Board, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.