Tucson, Meet Your Languages!

Start date: October 11, 2019 - End date: October 13, 2019

Time: 12-6 pm Friday and Saturday; 12-3 pm on Sunday

Location: Jacome plaza, Tucson Arizona

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Come visit our booth at the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival! Drop by to learn a little of someone else’s language and culture, and to share some of your own with visitors from southern Arizona and further afield. Students and faculty representing just a few of the diverse groups in Tucson’s community will be on hand […]

LiLaC: Literatures, Languages and Cultures in the 21st Century

Date: September 27, 2019

Time: 14:00-17:00, with reception following

Location: UA Memorial Student Union

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CERCLL will be leading a new initiative on campus in this series of events and professional learning communities for the University of Arizona’s faculty, administrators and graduate students in language, literature and culture departments to explore today’s best practices and models for foreign language, literature and culture departments. We are hosting the launch event on […]

LaTeS workshop – Kristin Davin

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Location: University of Arizona Campus


Strengthening your Core: Practices to Support Students’ Language Development by Kristin Davin (University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Department of Middle, Secondary and K12 Education), who will be presenting on ACTFL’s core practices. Participants will engage in activities that foster their understanding of how to choose appropriate authentic texts and ways to check students’ understanding […]

UA Language Fair

Date: March 20, 2019

Time: 11:00 - 2:00

Location: University of Arizona Mall

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This March, the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy will launch the UA Language Fair, an event designed to raise the visibility of the wide range of languages that students study at The University of Arizona, and open to all. Departments, programs, and clubs representing language and cultures taught at UA can apply for […]

AZLA Café and Post-ACTFL Teacher Decompression Gathering

Date: December 14, 2018

Time: 18:00-20:00

Location: Tucson, AZ


Are you a language educator in Arizona? Then join us for this informal meeting of language teachers, ready to share what they learned at the ACTFL convention last month! Bring your ideas and resources, and share with / learn from your peers. This event in the AZLA Café series is cosponsored by the Arizona Language […]


Start date: November 16, 2018 - End date: November 18, 2018

Location: New Orleans, Louisianna

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CERCLL will be exhibiting at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) annual convention. We share a booth with the other fifteen Language Resource Centers (LRCs) across the U.S., where the numerous materials created by our centers will displayed for a national community of language educators. More details will follow, but in […]

LaTeS workshop – Jacque Botte Van Houten

Date: November 3, 2018

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Location: University of Arizona Campus

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Leveraging the Power of the Language and Intercultural Can-Dos by Jacque Bott Van Houten, world language Specialist for Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY), and previous World Language consultant at the Kentucky Department of Education, president of ACTFL, and president of the National Network for Early Language Learning and the National Council of State Supervisors for […]

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Participation, a long-standing assessment category on language syllabi, has found a new conceptual life over the last few decades as digital literacies practices have become a part of everyday life and learning. This symposium  aims to contribute to discussions of the role of digital literacies in second language learning and teaching and biliteracy development,  by considering the […]


Start date: September 28, 2018 - End date: September 29, 2018

Location: Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, Arizona

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CERCLL will be found in the exhibit area of the Arizona Language Association’s annual Fall conference, the theme of which this year is Building Proficiency: Putting It All Together. If you are attending the conference, come see information about our resources and professional development opportunities.

Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) Workshop

Start date: September 13, 2018 - End date: September 14, 2018

Location: University of Arizona campus

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CERCLL and the University of Arizona College of Education Dean’s Office have provided funding for a Design Based Implementation (DBIR) Workshop at the University of Arizona. Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) is a methodology for organizing and conducting research. It maximizes collective work toward iterative, systematic inquiry, which builds the capacity of systems to engage in […]

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.