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Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Overview

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to socially engaged scholarship and immersion in the language, culture, and history of Latin America. For their mission and community engagement, visit their website.

In addition, LLILAS and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) offer classes in Ki'che' and Nahuatl. Click here for an introduction to learning these languages at UT.

Languages

Quechua This form of Quechua is spoken in the south of Bolivia. Watch this video to discover the work going into documenting and preserving Bolivian indigenous languages and cultures at UT Austin.

Ki’che’ Watch this video to explore this Mayan language spoken in Guatemala, which is taught and studied at UT Austin.

The Yuhup and their language The Yuhup are indigenous groups living in Colombia and Brazil who play an important role in the conservation of the Amazon. Watch this video for an introduction to their languageand culture, and how their study can help with conservation projects.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies is also an awarding center for FLAS fellowships to support language study. Here, Matthew Rabatin, Senior Program and Outreach Coordinator for the Center for European Studies, talks through the opportunities and requirements of FLAS in the context of European Studies (a European link would not be required for fellowships awarded through LLILAS).