The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) of the Faculty of Arts is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Laurens (Larry) Vandergrift, who retired in 2012 but remained active as an adjunct professor.
In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Prix Robert Roy for Second Language Teaching and Learning. His textbook entitled, Teaching and Learning Second Language Listening, is used globally by ESL and EFL teachers and students. The University community offers its condolences to his family, colleagues, many former students, and friends.
For an overview of Larry Vandergrift’s career, we invite you to read the brochure created in his memory.