Directors and Staff

The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) is a Title VI Language Resource Center. We research culture, language and literacy within less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). We also provide educators with teaching resources and opportunities for meaningful professional development.

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, and NMELRC) on several projects.

In October 2014, CERCLL began its third funding cycle as one of 16 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 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.


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