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CERCLL supports the educational community and the nation by providing resources and research focused on culture, language and literacy in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs).

2013-2014 CERCLL Staff CERCLL serves as a unique local, regional, and national resource for scholars, academic professionals, teachers and others interested in improving our nation's capacity to deliver high-quality, pedagogically-sound, and cost-effective instruction in foreign languages. The majority of CERCLL's projects focus on the teaching and learning needs of the LCTLs. In accordance with the invitational priorities, we have several projects that have been developed and are in development with UA's Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) and Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), which are Title VI National Resource Centers (NRC). We are also collaborating with many other LRCs (CARLA, CALPER, CASLS, LARC, NCLRC, NFLRC, NHLRC, NMELRC) on several projects.

In August 2010, CERCLL began its second funding cycle as one of 15 LRCs across the country. In the years ahead, CERCLL will continue to develop innovative pedagogies, create materials, conduct research on the teaching and learning of foreign languages, and provide professional development opportunities, in the form of institutes/workshops and conferences, for K-16 language educators.


CERCLL's Projects for 2010-14 are organized into four categories:

  • Innovative Pedagogies
  • Materials and Products
  • Professional Development and Community Connections
  • Knowledge Generating and Sharing: Conferences, Roundtables and Colloquia

CERCLL is located at The University of Arizona, and brings together faculty members and other UA academic professionals from such diverse areas as the College of Humanities (COH), the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), the College of Education (COE), the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). We also work with the Critical Languages Program (CLP) and Partnership Across Languages (PAL), a program which brings together foreign language teachers at the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, and local high schools.