Webinar: Cultural and Linguistic Competence through Social Justice

Date: September 12, 2020

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM (Arizona)

Location: online

In this webinar, 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 discussed the various frameworks that inform social justice in language education and explored ways to connect critical and social justice-oriented pedagogies to language learning goals. […]

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 […]

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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 […]

MACAWS Webinars

Presented by Mariana Bertho, Aleksey Novikov, Adriana Picoral, Bruna Sommer-Farias, and Shelley Staples (all University of Arizona). Download the presentation slides. Participants in this free, live webinar were introduced to the Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments – Writing and Speech (MACAWS), an ongoing project building a corpus of assignments (written texts, spoken discourse, and multimedia […]

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Presented by Gillian Lord,  (University of Florida, Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies). Following the Modern Language Association’s (2007) recommendations, and in the face of declining enrollments nationwide, language programs are beginning to undertake some serious self-reflection with respect to our curricula and our pedagogical approaches. This process is all […]

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Presented by Gillian Lord (University of Florida, Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies). Abstract: Following the Modern Language Association’s (2007) recommendations, and in the face of declining enrollments nationwide, language programs are beginning to undertake serious self-reflection with respect to our curricula and our pedagogical approaches. This process often reveals […]

UA Language Fair

Date: March 25, 2020

Time: 11am to 2pm

Location: University of Arizona Mall

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CERCLL launched the UArizona Language Fair in 2019, an annual 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 will again be able to apply for table space to […]

2020 Intercultural Competence Conference

Start date: January 23, 2020 - End date: January 26, 2020

Location: Tucson, AZ, and Online

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Seventh International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence. Internationalizing the Curriculum: The Role of Intercultural Competence on January 23-26, 2020, in Tucson, Arizona, and online. Invited Presentations: Adriana Diaz (University of Queensland – Australia) Marianne Larsen (Western University – Canada) Sharon Stein (University of British Columbia – Canada) This biennial event brings together researchers and […]

AZLA Café and Post-ACTFL Teacher Decompression Gathering

Date: December 6, 2019

Time: 16:00

Location: Salsa Brava, Flagstaff AZ

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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 […]

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.