SLAT 2023 Roundtable

Date: February 4, 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: In person at the University of Arizona
SLAT Roundtable Registration 2023

CERCLL is proud to co-sponsor the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Roundtable each year. In 2023, the theme is: Collaboration and Social Change in World Language Education and Research. The event will facilitate cross-disciplinary conversations through engaging individual presentations, a projects-in-progress symposium, and a poster session. In addition, the 2023 Roundtable will host two invited […]

Webinar: Genre Pedagogies in the World Language Classroom

Date: January 26, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online
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This webinar will discuss ways to implement genre pedagogy in world language classes to develop genre awareness across languages. An introduction of genre pedagogies and the concepts of genre awareness and genre-specific knowledge as tools to scaffold writing instruction. Discussion of examples of pedagogical materials designed for multiple languages, including Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish. These examples will illustrate the use of genre as a concept to select relevant texts for reading and writing, to scaffold language and writing instruction, and to leverage learners’ background knowledge to support writing development in additional languages. These practices challenge the teaching of genres as templates and argue for genre knowledge development across languages as a way to recognize, leverage and expand learners’ multilingual repertoires in the world language classroom.

Globalizing the Community College Curriculum: Add Food and Stir

Start date: January 20, 2023 - End date: January 22, 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: University of Arizona

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS); the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL); the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS); and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at the University of Arizona are glad to invite you to our 7th annual conference for Community College educators on January 20-22, 2023. This year’s theme is “Globalizing the Community College Curriculum: Add Food and Stir.”

Amanda Shufflebarger

In this free webinar, Dr. Shufflebarger will share multiliteracies approaches to incorporating poetry and creative texts into any classroom. Drawing from K-12, university, and community-based adult language contexts, she will review the theoretical underpinnings of incorporating poetry into language classrooms, share a variety of instructional activities, and discuss strategies for organizing activities within a broader course curriculum. Participants will be invited to share ideas and practices they incorporate into their own teaching contexts.


A webinar presented by Kate Paesani from the University of Minnesota. November 2nd, 2022, at 4 pm Arizona time. Dr. Paesani’s Webinar Slides Abstract: This webinar challenges the common misconception that multiliteracies pedagogy and the instruction of language forms are incompatible. To do so, we consider grammar and vocabulary as textual resources that prepare learners […]

Global Literacy Communities Virtual Conference

Date: October 15, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online
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A virtual conference for K-8 educators on the use of global literature in classrooms will be held on October 15, 2022, 9:00 a.m.-12:00  AZ (12-3 ET). To see what time it starts outside Arizona, click here. The presenters are classroom teachers who are members of study groups that have been exploring different ways of engaging with […]


We have a few free registrations available for this event organized by the National Center for Interpretation and Worlds of Words, and cosponsored by CERCLL. If you are a UArizona student and would like to attend, email us at This webinar provides participants with an introduction into how the translation of children’s books works […]

AZLA Fall Conference

Date: September 24, 2022
Time: 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Location: University of Arizona, Memorial Student Union
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CERCLL is hosting the Arizona Language Association (AZLA) Fall conference at the University of Arizona in September, 2022. The event takes place in the University of Arizona’s Student Union; lodging is at the Tucson Marriott University Park hotel. Navigating our New Normal: Creating Inclusive Language Learning Environments Keynote Presentation:  Rachel Tillotson, Let’s Keep it Real […]

In-person Institute–Story as World Making: Connecting Children to Global Cultures

Start date: June 2, 2022 - End date: June 3, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Worlds of Words, College of Education, University of Arizona
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Join us for a two-day workshop to engage in experiences and books that invite children to immerse themselves in global cultures. Certificate for CE applies.

The Gender-Just Language Education Project: Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies for Engaging with Trans Knowledges

Date: May 11, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online. To see the time where you are, visit
Kris Knisely

In this webinar, Dr. Kris Aric Knisely (University of Arizona) will introduce The Gender-Just Language Education Project, an open resource project to support language educators in engaging with trans knowledges and proactively planning for gender justice. This webinar will begin with an introduction to gender-just language pedagogies. Then, extending the critical ethical impetus for inclusion, Knisely will outline recent research that demonstrates the ways in which gender-just pedagogies can support holistic linguistic, intercultural, and symbolic competence development as well as intersectional thinking. Alongside a discussion of reasons for and ways to proactively plan for gender-justice, Knisely will discuss ways of proactively planning for resistance thereto. This discussion will be supported by a suite of open educational resources (OERs), which will allow attendees to build upon the content introduced in this webinar and adapt it to their own sites of language teaching and learning.

General Professional Development and Other Events

Lectures and Cultural Events
CERCLL sponsors and co-sponsors numerous public events throughout the academic year. If you would like to receive announcements about these and other language-related opportunities, join CERCLL’s mailing list here.

CERCLL’s NSF Grant and Related Events
A UA’s Linguistics symposium was about the National Science Foundation grant from the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program that CERCLL received in 2013. Jon Reinhardt spoke about the digital materials produced by the project in “Augmented Reality Mobile Games for Language Learning and Revitalization”. Access the presentation here. (A closed symposium for Native American educators took place in Fall 2013 and was followed by a workshop on the Fort Mohave reservation on the CA/AZ border in February, 2014, while CERCLL’s June 7th, 2014, workshop also covered some of the topics of this project; there was a presentation in American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI)’s summer series in both 2014 and 2015 as well.)

Summer Workshop Series and the LATeS Symposium
CERCLL hosts professional development workshops each summer, as well as an annual language teacher symposium (LATeS).

Fall 2013 Workshops

Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge and Digital Literacies
In July 2013, CERCLL was awarded funding from the National Science Foundation through its Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program. The symposium and workshops were conceived as an extension to CERCLL’s Games to Teach Project, bringing digital gaming to a new audience for CERCLL–the Native American community. It is co-led by one of the Games to Teach project directors, Dr. Jonathon Reinhardt, and by Dr. Susan Penfield, who was previously CERCLL’s Research Coordinator. CERCLL is partnering with the University of Arizona’s American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) for the first time, and bringing CERCLL’s activities to underserved communities through this program. See CERCLL’s blog entry on the symposium.

U.S. Department of Education Annual Bus Tour
CERCLL was included in the U.S. Department of Education’s 2013 bus tour which was intended to highlight early learning and “teachers as leaders”, among other things. Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Education, and Dr. Sharon Lee Miller, Director of the Division of Academic and Technical Education, took part in a roundtable at the University of Arizona on September 11, 2013. See CERCLL’s blog entries on the topic.