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.

Strategies for Challenging Ideologies in Language Instruction

Date: April 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online. To see the time where you are, visit

A webinar presented by Tracy Quan, University of Colorado, Boulder. Download the presentation slides here. See the recording below. April 13, 10 am Arizona / UTC-7. To see the time of this event where you are, click here. The recent social and multilingual turn in language research and pedagogy has drawn attention to how the […]

University of Arizona Language Fair

Date: April 6, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: University of Arizona Mall

CERCLL hosts the UArizona Language Fair, an event designed to raise the visibility of the wide range of languages that students study at The University of Arizona. Participants in the Fair enjoy free food, games and other activities that celebrate the benefits and opportunities that come from communicating in another language.

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An in-person workshop took place in Tucson at the University of Arizona, presented by Dr. Sonia Colina and Sara 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 […]

Translanguaging Pedagogies in the World Language Classroom

Date: February 23, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online. To see the time where you are, visit

A webinar presented by Emma Trentman, University of New Mexico. Access the webinar presentation slides here. See the video below. February 23rd, 10 am Arizona / UTC-7 Translanguaging and translanguaging pedagogies are increasingly common phrases in discussions of educational settings and language teaching. As a result, many language teachers have questions like “what is translanguaging exactly?” […]

Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture

Start date: February 18, 2022 - End date: February 19, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

CERCLL is proud to cosponsor the 31st ANNUAL GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON HISPANIC AND LUSO-BRAZILIAN LITERATURE, ​ ​LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture is a conference planned, organized, and directed by graduate students in the […]

SLAT 2022 Roundtable

Date: February 5, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Ever-Changing Landscapes: Transformative Practices, Concepts, and Methodologies in L2 Learning and Teaching CERCLL is proud to co-sponsor the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Roundtable each year. Complete details are here.

8th Intercultural Competence Conference

Start date: January 27, 2022 - End date: January 30, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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ICC 2022: Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity, and Access January 27-30, 2022 A virtual event Plenary Speakers: * Uju Anya, Pennsylvania State University, USA * Maria Dasli, University of Edinburgh, Scotland * Jennifer Pipitone, College of Mount Saint Vincent, USA The International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence (ICC) is […]

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.