“Official English” and the Politics of Statehood

Author: C. Botelho The United States does not have an official language, although 31 states have adopted English as an official state language. In Puerto Rico, Spanish and English are both official languages, with Spanish being the dominant language and English being...

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Where Are Your Keys? Workshop

Author: Sasha Kuchuk In February, CERCLL has co-sponsored the Where Are Your Keys?workshop presented by the American Indian Language Development Insitute (AILDI) at the University of Arizona. During this workshop, Evan Gardner, the original developer of Where Are Your...

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Grant Writing: Yes, You Can!

Author: C.Botelho Do you have a great idea for a project, but aren’t sure how to get started…or how to pay for it? Given ongoing cuts to education on the state and national levels, educators may find it necessary (or even be required) to actively seek “outside”...

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CERCLL Project Close-Up: The L2 Written Arabic Corpus

Project Director: Dr. Samira Farwaneh, Associate Professor, Arabic Language and Linguistics Project Assistant: Mohammed Tamimi, SLAT Ph.D. Candidate The L2 (or interlanguage) written Arabic corpus project is a gradually expanding database of written samples produced...

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CERCLL Summer Workshops Enlighten Educators

From May 31 to June 10, 2011, CERCLL hosted its fourth summer series of professional development workshops tailored for K-16 language educators and university/graduate students. Educators were able to choose from six “hands-on” workshops that covered topics such as...

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Title VI not Restored in Proposed White House Budget

Author: C. Botelho In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article, Ian Wilhelm describes the 2013 White House budget proposal as a “mixed bag” for international educators. Of particular concern is the status of the Department of Education Title VI program, which...

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CERCLL Summer Workshops Inspire Language Teacher

Each summer, CERCLL offers a series of professional development workshops designed to help language educators bring research-supported teaching techniques into their real-world classrooms. We call it our Summer Workshop Series (clever, right?). Inspired by the 2011...

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