Presented by José Aldemar Álvarez Valencia, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Language Sciences at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. Download the presentation slides (PDF) The current communication landscape shows that communication is multimodal by nature. This new perspective on language and communication impacts directly second language acquisition and pedagogical practices. Multimodal […]

Presented by Cherice Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Spanish Pedagogy at Brigham Young University. Montgomery Webinar Handout_Nov2020 [PDF] Montgomery Webinar Slides Filmmakers are experts at producing memorable movies that educate, entertain, and inspire their audiences. Teachers have similar goals, but sometimes hesitate to engage learners with authentic texts or “real life issues,” fearing that the necessary language […]

L2DL 2020: Critical Transnational Dialogue and Virtual Exchange

Start date: October 19, 2020 - End date: October 24, 2020

Location: Online

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Accessible entirely online, the L2 Digital Literacies Symposium (L2DL) is a biennial international event offering an array of synchronous and asynchronous sessions that allow academics to make connections across the globe. In 2020, the conference focuses upon the theme of Critical Transnational Dialogue and Virtual Exchange, and explores intersections between international education, digital literacies, and […]

Webinar presented by Michelle Nicola (Portland Public Schools). What do we mean when we say that we are social justice educators?  What are concrete actions that social justice educators take? What beliefs or mindsets do we adopt? This webinar was created to help educators define what they mean by social justice education, and offer suggestions […]

Webinar presented by Stacey Margarita Johnson (Vanderbilt University). Instructors building social justice into their language teaching often report that they hope their language classrooms will be sites of transformative learning and personal growth. As teachers, we want our teaching to make the world better and inspire students to become engaged citizens. Although we might hope […]

American Literary Translators Association Conference

Start date: September 30, 2020 - End date: October 18, 2020

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CERCLL is proud to cosponsor ALTA43: In Between, the American Literary Translators Association Conference. Translation is neither here nor there. It exists in a space between languages, cultures, texts, authors, and readers. The ALTA43 theme “In Between” invites participants to consider the ways translation and translators function not as mediators between fixed points—“source text,” “original […]

This webinar was presented by L. J. Randolph, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Spanish and Education and coordinator of the World Language Teacher Education Program, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Participants in the webinar discussed the various frameworks that inform social justice in language education and explored ways to connect critical and social justice-oriented pedagogies to […]

Learning Ladino Webinar

A free webinar presented by Bryan Kirschen, Assistant Professor of Spanish & Linguistics at Binghamton University, State University of New York Judeo-Spanish, often referred to as Ladino, is a variety of Spanish that continues to be spoken by a limited number of Sephardic Jews today. While classified as an endangered language, Judeo-Spanish is experiencing a […]


A webinar presented by Rebecca Aubrey, 2019 ACTFL Teacher of the Year. Download the slides [PDF] June 17, 10 am – 11 am Arizona (10 am PDT / 1 pm EDT) About this event: Learning a language is no longer just about preparing for college, but about preparing all students to live in a globalized […]

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Webinar presented by Dr. Mahmoud Azaz, Dr. Wenhao Diao, and Dr. Liudmila Klimanova (University of Arizona). Access the PPT in single-slide colour format [PDF] Access the PPT in 2-slide black and white format [PDF] Q&A responses [PDF] May 28, 2020, 2 pm – 3 pm Arizona (2 pm PDT / 5 pm EDT) In recent […]

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.