Center for Advanced Proficiency in English
Center for Advanced Proficiency in English (2016-2018)
Lead Faculty: Dr. Joan Kang Shin
Total funding to date: $736,683
Funded in 2017: $386,830
Funded in 2016: $349,853
Funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), the Center for Advanced Proficiency in English (CAPE) provides online English writing courses for non-native English speaking DoD employees through its Language Training Centers (LTC) program. The LTC program is an initiative sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) to provide language and culture training for DoD personnel. CAPE will provide scholarships to approximately 160 DoD employees who are non-native speakers (NNS) of English to take online courses that will enhance their professional writing and intercultural communication skills critical to DoD mission readiness. George Mason University offers CAPE in collaboration the Center for Applied Linguistics.