Webinar presented by Natalie Amgott, a doctoral candidate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona. In the twenty-first century, the growing importance of multicultural and multilingual competences is undeniable in our global economy (Douglas Fir Group, 2016). While decades of educators have called for channeling the “multi” into our modes, genres, […]
A webinar presented by Sonia Colina and Sarah Albrecht, University of Arizona. Pedagogical translation is making a comeback in the multilingual language classroom as an activity that promotes literacy, metalinguistic and cultural awareness, translanguaging, language diversity, and community engagement. While theoretical papers on this topic are becoming more common, practical guidance for teachers on how […]
Consortium of Middle East National Resource Centers’ Virtual Language Workshop Transformative Paradigms in the Middle East Language Classroom: Learning, Pedagogy, and Curriculum Development The 2016 Western Consortium Middle East Language Workshop saw the importance of preparing language learners to operate in an environment enriched with digital technologies. The 2021 Middle East National Resources Centers Virtual […]
Webinar presented by Kristen Michelson, Assistant Professor of French and Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University. Contemporary communication and literacy practices increasingly occur in virtual spaces where texts are inherently multimodal. Yet, research and practice in second language (L2) reading lags behind everyday literacy practices by focusing primarily on linguistic modes of communication while underplaying […]
Presented by Sebastien Dubreil, Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Second Language Acquisition and Technology-Enhanced Learning at Carnegie Mellon University. Linguistic Landscape (LL) studies have grown as a field and has led to a keen interest in using the linguistic landscape to foster second language (L2) learning. LL researchers and L2 educators have specifically focused […]
The Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Student Association (SLATSA) at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Interdisciplinary SLAT Roundtable, set to take place online on February 6, 2021, with synchronous and asynchronous events. The theme is Imagining the Future, Empowering the World: Approaches to Language Teaching, Learning and Research. CERCLL […]
A VIRTUAL Educators’ Workshop: Globalizing the Community College Curriculum, by community college educators, for community college educators This event is cosponsored by the University of Arizona’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, and CERCLL. Dates/times: Friday, January 29 – Saturday, January 30, 2021 Location: Online Eligibility: Attendees must be community college instructors, […]
The Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Student Association (SLATSA) at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Interdisciplinary SLAT Roundtable, set to take place online on February 6, 2021. The theme in 2021 is Imagining the Future, Empowering the World: Approaches to Language Teaching, Learning and Research. CERCLL is pleased to […]
Webinar presented by Heather Willis Allen (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Writing is a critical skill in personal, educational, and professional domains, yet its role in L2 (second language) education in the United States is unclear and several recent studies have identified presentational writing as the most difficult modality to teach and the one that students struggle […]
As part of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies‘ Virtual Lessons Learned Series, Onur Kadir Ural will discuss using Google Docs as a language teaching tool in online classes in collaboration with Zoom, Teams, and other synchronous and asynchronous learning management systems. Some of the main features to be introduced in this webinar are: – […]
- CERCLL Summer Workshop Series
- Intercultural Competence Conferences
- Digital Literacies in and beyond the L2 Classroom: A Hybrid Symposium on Research and Practice (October 2014)
- Multilingual, 2.0? (April 13-15, 2012)
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
- CERCLL began a relationship with the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona that will bring professional development opportunities to Chinese teachers. The first workshop took place on December 7, 2013: Training Chinese Teachers in Communicative Language Teaching, presented by University of Arizona Assistant Professor Wenhao Diao. See CERCLL’s blog entry about this workshop.
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.