Exploring Socioscientific Issues in Language Classrooms

Date: June 19, 2021

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM Arizona, UTC-7 (starting at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET). To see what time this event takes place where you are, visit this URL: https://tinyurl.com/bswyds3e

Location: Online


Webinar presented by Young Ae Kim, Jieun Ryu, Sojung Chun, Seungmin Eum, Seojin Park, Sunyoung Yang (see individual bios below). Language educators teach languages as well as important fields such as diverse cultures, social justice, interpersonal skills, and multimodal literacy. In addition to these areas, our project expands language education to include socioscientific issues (SSIs) […]

Soaring Higher with MACAWS: Integrating iDDL with Other Web Applications to Enhance Language Learning

Date: June 12, 2021

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM Arizona, UTC-7 (starting at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET). To see what time this event takes place where you are, visit this URL: https://tinyurl.com/2sc62cpu

Location: Online

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Webinar presented by: Bruna Sommer-Farias, Adriana Picoral, Shelley Staples, Aleksey Novikov, Mariana Centanin- Bertho (see their bios below). Please make sure that you have a google account so that you can access the materials and collaborative activities during this webinar. Participants in this free, live webinar will explore the Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments – […]

Expanding L2 Learning: Teaching Multimodal Composition through Socioscientific Topics

Date: June 2, 2021

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM Arizona, UTC-7 (starting at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET). To see what time this event takes place where you are, visit this URL: https://tinyurl.com/butm9m6p

Location: Online

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Webinar presented by Jill Castek, Rachel Floyd, Emily Hellmich, Blaine Smith, Wen Wen & Austin Morris from the University of Arizona (see their individual bios below). Multimodal projects use multiple modes to communicate ideas. In the digital world, images, sounds, colors and other design features together convey meaning that one mode alone cannot fully express. This […]

Teaching Languages for Intercultural Citizenship and Social Justice

Date: May 26, 2021

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM Arizona, UTC-7 (starting at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET). To see what time this event takes place where you are, visit this URL: https://tinyurl.com/bp84tw

Location: Online

Webinar Presented by Manuela Wagner, Professor in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut. In this webinar we start by reflecting on connections between teaching languages and preparing our students for the challenges they (and we as a society) face (see UN global issues). Questions include: What should students learn […]

Vlogging Abroad: L2 Multimodal Composing for Language Learning and Cultural Reflection

Date: May 8, 2021

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM Arizona, UTC-7 (starting at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET). To see what time this event takes place where you are, visit this URL: https://tinyurl.com/r36zhvpj

Location: Online

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, […]

Translation in the Multilingual Language Classroom: Rationale, Roles and Activity Design

Date: April 21, 2021

Time: 4-5:30 PM Arizona, UTC-7 (starting at 4PM PT/ 7PM ET). To see what time this event takes place where you are, visit this URL: https://tinyurl.com/4gvu3dbh

Location: Online

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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 […]

V2- ME NRC Workshop_Spring 2021

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 […]

Reading Multimodally: Guiding L2 Learners to Interpret Everyday Web Texts

Date: April 7, 2021

Time: 4 - 5:30PM Arizona, UTC-7 (starting at 4PM PT / 7PM ET). To see what time this event takes place where you are, visit this URL: https://tinyurl.com/y5ebc481.

Location: Online


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 […]

SLAT Virtual Roundtable

Date: February 6, 2021

Location: Online

SLAT Roundtable 2021

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 […]

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.