Wako Tawa will use the A.V. Davis Foundations' funding to strengthen the teaching of “category four” languages (tongues that are particularly difficult for native English speakers to master), especially at the secondary level.
Amherst College Professor Wako Tawa Awarded $150,000 Grant to Support Category Four Language Instruction
April 2, 2009 Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09 Media Relations Intern 413/542-2321
AMHERST, Mass.—Wako Tawa, professor of Asian languages and civilizations at Amherst College, has been awarded a grant of $150,000 from the secondary education program of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to support her efforts to strengthen the teaching of “category four” languages, especially at the secondary level.