Director and Lecturer of the Turkish Language Program Dr. Ayse Ozcan has been integrating U of I into the Mellon Collaborative Partners Project, which is carried out by Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning of the University of Chicago Language Center. Dr. Ozcan attended the 4-day ACTFL OPI (August 2018) and the Test-Design & Development Workshops (August 2019) to be one of the new collaborative pairs within the grant cycle through June 2021, and has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania and recently concluded the first phase of the project. The four-skill tests designed and developed will be published at the end of the project.