The University of Arizona’s College of Education / Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies (TLS) conference in recognition of Dr. Patty Anders’ retirement on the theme of Adolescent, Family, and Community Literacy: Mobilizing Strength Based Pedagogies, invites teachers, community workers, and researchers to collaborate as a thought collective to connect theory and practice. Current students, practicing teachers, […]


Start date: February 16, 2018 - End date: February 18, 2018

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona


CERCLL shared an exhibit with the other Title VI-funded units at the University of Arizona–the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies— at the 2018 annual Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) Conference, “Expanding Horizons: Global Opportunities.” This premier networking event challenges participants and presenters to explore how connecting resources, ideas and opportunities […]

2018 Intercultural Competence Conference (ICC)

Start date: January 25, 2018 - End date: January 28, 2018

Location: 2018 Wyndham Grand Westward Look Resort, Tucson, Arizona

2018 Intercultural Competence Conference (ICC)

Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence: Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical  

Understanding Global Identities through Literature, Language, and Media

Start date: January 19, 2018 - End date: January 20, 2018

Location: University of Arizona campus

A professional development opportunity for community college faculty Keynote presentation:  What Is World Literature Teaching in 2018? David Gramling (University of Arizona) Workshop Cost: $45 registration fee, including three meals (dinner on Friday – lunch on Saturday) as well as the program costs, etc. Scholarships were available to contribute towards travel costs. This professional development […]

What is Teaching World Literature in 2018?

Date: January 19, 2018

Time: 17.00 - 18.00

Location: Cesar Chavez building room 110. (1110 E. James E. Rogers Way, University of Arizona)

What is Teaching World Literature in 2018?

A presentation by David Gramling, Associate Professor, University of Arizona German Studies Department Since Goethe and Marx in the 19th century, people have been thinking about what it would mean to have, read, write, and teach “world literature.” Whose world and what kind of world counts? Whose language, style, ideas, and truths? Ori-ented toward the […]

LaTeS, Fall 2017

Date: November 4, 2017

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Location: University of Arizona Campus

LaTeS, Fall 2017

Social Justice in the Language Classroom: A New Lens on Learning presented by Pamela Wesely (University of Iowa). This LAnguage TEacher Symposium (LaTeS) for K-12 teachers provides practical applications for the classroom and includes Arizona Continuing Education.

Hello Dear Enemy! Exhibition opening

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 16:30 - 18:00

Location: Worlds of Words, 1430 E Second St, Rm 453

Hello Dear Enemy! Exhibition opening

Even in homes where comfort and security are the rule, the media confronts children and adults with images of war, animosity, and displacement. Hello, Dear Enemy! is a traveling exhibit of posters and picturebooks in multiple world languages that provides a path to conversation. Worlds of Words in the University of Arizona College of Education is […]

Title VI Showcase

Date: October 4, 2017

Time: 13:00

Title VI Showcase

The three Title VI Centers at the University of Arizona dedicated to international and foreign language studies–CERCLL, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies–are hosting a showcase to display their activities over recent years. Contact CERCLL if you are interested in attending. The Showcase will take place twice: September 21 and […]

Learning to Author and Publish FLLITE Lessons

Start date: August 3, 2017 - End date: August 4, 2017

Time: 08:30-16:00

Location: University of Austin - Texas

Learning to Author and Publish FLLITE Lessons

Faculty and graduate students attending the workshop will explore the literary aspects of sample texts, and work with workshop presenters to apply the

ICC January 2018

Date: June 27, 2017

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.