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Lantolf Research Center For Second Language Studies

On May 19, 2017 The School of Foreign Studies of Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi’an, China dedicated the Lantolf Research Center for Second Language Studies. The Center is named in honor of Professor James P. Lantolf, Director of Penn State’s Center for Language Acquisition and the Greer Professor in Language Acquisition & Applied Linguistics in the Department of Applied Linguistics. Professor Lantolf also received a Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar Award in Applied Linguistics in the School of Foreign Studies at Jiaotong University in 2016. The ceremony for this award, the highest academic honor given by the Chinese Ministry of Education, was also held on May 19, 2017 with the Vice-President representing the central administration of the university.