AZLA Café and Post-ACTFL Teacher Decompression Gathering

Date: December 6, 2019

Time: 16:00

Location: Salsa Brava, Flagstaff 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. Bring your ideas and resources, and share with / learn from your peers. AZLA Café is open to Pre-K 16 World Languages teachers in Arizona. It will take […]

Learn to Teach with Social Networks: A Practical Guide for Intercultural Competence

Date: December 4, 2019

Time: 15:00-16:00 MST (starting 14:00 PST/17:00 EST)

Location: Online

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Margherita Berti (University of Arizona) will present “Learn to Teach with Social Networks: A Practical Guide for Intercultural Competence” This webinar will illustrate how social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, can be utilized in language courses to foster intercultural competence. Pedagogical applications and practical suggestions will be provided for using social networks and […]


Start date: November 22, 2019 - End date: November 24, 2019

ACTFL 2017 Booth presentation

CERCLL will be exhibiting at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) annual convention in Washington, DC. 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 […]

LaTeS: Genre Matters in Contextualized World Language

Date: November 16, 2019

Time: 09:00-16:00

Location: University of Arizona Campus

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Genre Matters in Contextualized World Language Learning Francis John Troyan (Ohio State University) This workshop introduces participants to a genre theory and pedagogy that views spoken and written texts as genres that can be made visible and systematically taught to students. Participants will learn how to integrate genre into a backward design approach for the […]

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 […]


Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 09:00-17:00

Location: Perry High School, Phoenix

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CERCLL exhibited at the Arizona Language Association’s annual Fall conference, the theme of which this year was Empower and Engage. Information about our resources and professional development opportunities was available in the exhibit area, and Chantelle Warner, CERCLL CO-Director, and Kate Mackay, CERCLL Associate Director, spoke about Innovative Resources for Teaching Language, Literacy, and Culture […]

Fulbright-Hays China Workshop

Start date: May 28, 2019 - End date: June 1, 2019

Location: University of Arizona Campus

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Participants in our Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad to China–Education, Society and Globalization in China: A Collaborative Teacher Training Program–took part in a pre-departure workshop that introduced them to language and culture (Navigating cultural shocks in China; Understanding China’s education; Chinese youth and society), and during which they collaborated with the Chinese peers with whom they […]

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: 11am-2pm

Location: University of Arizona Mall

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The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy launched 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 applied for table space […]

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.