Globalizing the Community College Curriculum: Add Food and Stir

Start date: January 20, 2023 - End date: January 22, 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: University of Arizona
First Call for Papers Title: Globalizing the Community College Curriculum: Add Food and Stir Event Date: January 20-22, 2023 Location: The University of Arizona, Tucson Call Deadline: December 6th, 2022 The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS); the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL); the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS); and the […]

Webinar: Nurturing Creativity and Agency in L2 through Digital Storytelling Projects

Date: March 22, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online

Digital Storytelling (DS) is a textual narrative embedded with other modes of communication. It consists of a "short, two to three-minute mini-film usually based on still photos brought into a multimedia format with a textual narrative read with the narrator's voice (Lundby, 2008, p.366). Many studies have examined the integration of digital stories in educational settings. Still, studies have yet to explore DS in Foreign Language/L2  learning contexts and the beneficial impact on students' cognition, language learning, and technology and media skills. Inspired by the Story Center's movement and mission to "create spaces for listening to and sharing stories" and to provide "skills and tools that support self-expression, creative practice and community building" (https://www.storycenter.org), Dr. Petit uses the Center Story's steps into the curriculum to help students to produce personal and unique digital narratives in L2. 

Webinar: Learning at, from, and with the art museum: A multiliteracies perspective.

Date: February 28, 2023
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Online

In this webinar, we will connect with the material, creative, and embodied dimensions of L2 learning and teaching, by examining what we can learn from, at, and with the art museum. We will engage with the following questions: ‘What is a museum?’, ‘How do museum-based and pedagogies of multiliteracies intersect?’ and ‘How can I engage L2 learners with (art) museum texts across sites of practice?’ This webinar will provide answers to these questions with a specific focus on the PreK-16 world language classroom, using texts from diverse museums, as well as instructional and experiential strategies drawn from research and from various collaborative projects.

Webinar: Genre Pedagogies in the World Language Classroom

Date: January 26, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online

This webinar will discuss ways to implement genre pedagogy in world language classes to develop genre awareness across languages. An introduction of genre pedagogies and the concepts of genre awareness and genre-specific knowledge as tools to scaffold writing instruction. Discussion of examples of pedagogical materials designed for multiple languages, including Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish. These examples will illustrate the use of genre as a concept to select relevant texts for reading and writing, to scaffold language and writing instruction, and to leverage learners' background knowledge to support writing development in additional languages. These practices challenge the teaching of genres as templates and argue for genre knowledge development across languages as a way to recognize, leverage and expand learners' multilingual repertoires in the world language classroom.

Global Literacy Communities Virtual Conference

Date: October 15, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online
A virtual conference for K-8 educators on the use of global literature in classrooms will be held on October 15, 2022, 9:00 a.m.-12:00  AZ (12-3 ET). To see what time it starts outside Arizona, click here. The presenters are classroom teachers who are members of study groups that have been exploring different ways of engaging with […]

Webinar: Poetry and Creative Texts in Any Language Classroom 

Date: December 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online

In this free webinar, Dr. Shufflebarger will share multiliteracies approaches to incorporating poetry and creative texts into any classroom. Drawing from K-12, university, and community-based adult language contexts, she will review the theoretical underpinnings of incorporating poetry into language classrooms, share a variety of instructional activities, and discuss strategies for organizing activities within a broader course curriculum. Participants will be invited to share ideas and practices they incorporate into their own teaching contexts.

Webinar: Using Language Forms to Communicate About Texts: A Multiliteracies Perspective

Date: November 2, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online
A webinar presented by Kate Paesani from the University of Minnesota. November 2nd, 2022, at 4 pm Arizona time. Dr. Paesani's Webinar Slides Abstract: This webinar challenges the common misconception that multiliteracies pedagogy and the instruction of language forms are incompatible. To do so, we consider grammar and vocabulary as textual resources that prepare learners […]

L2ML Symposium

Start date: April 21, 2023 - End date: April 22, 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online

The Second Language Multimodal Literacies symposium (L2ML) will bring together educators, practitioners, and researchers, who share common interests in exploring the role of multimodality in contexts of second or multiple language and culture learning. This two-day virtual event will include a series of digital presentations and discussions, including three invited talks by experts in the fields of multimodal language and literacy education. The symposium will culminate in a panel discussion, where participants will consider future directions for multimodal scholarship and pedagogical practice in second language and multilingualism studies. Proposals due January 6, 2023.

Webinar: Introduction to Translating Children’s Literature

Date: October 8, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Online
We have a few free registrations available for this event organized by the National Center for Interpretation and Worlds of Words, and cosponsored by CERCLL. If you are a UArizona student and would like to attend, email us at cercll@email.arizona.edu. This webinar provides participants with an introduction into how the translation of children’s books works […]

AZLA Fall Conference

Date: September 24, 2022
Time: 8:15 am - 4:15 pm
Location: University of Arizona, Memorial Student Union
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 […]

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.

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 https://tinyurl.com/Trentmantime.
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?” […]

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 https://tinyurl.com/cercllquantime.
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 […]

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 […]

Workshop: Designing Translation Materials for the World Language Classroom

Date: March 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: University of Arizona campus
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 […]

SLAT 2022 Roundtable

Date: February 5, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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.

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 https://tinyurl.com/cercllkniselytime.

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.

Internationalizing Your Community College Curriculum

Start date: January 21, 2022 - End date: January 23, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
This event is for community college educators looking to Internationalize their curricula and to share with others, and is accessible online to registered attendees and presenters. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), and the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University […]

Designing Translation Materials for the World Language Classroom

Date: October 30, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
An online workshop presented by Sonia Colina and Sara Albrecht, University of Arizona. The deadline to apply to participate in this event was October 18th. 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 […]

AZLA – Free Resources for Teaching Language, Literacy, and Culture

Date: September 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
For attendees of the Arizona Language Association (AZLA) annual conference, CERCLL is doing a presentation that focusses upon some of its recent projects: Free Resources for Teaching Language, Literacy, and Culture Presenters: Jill Castek, Beatrice Dupuy, Emily Hellmich, Kate Mackay, and Shelley Staples. This presentation will introduce some of the newest resources for teaching language and […]

Language Learners become Filmmakers: Connecting STEM, Digital Literacies, and Language Arts

Date: December 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online

This webinar presents filmmaking as a strategy that encourages students to use their linguistic resources, scientific knowledge, and digital literacies to design films that speak to the wider community. In this interactive session, presenters will share ways that a school-wide collaboration invited connections between language learning, Language Arts, and STEM. Participants will: 1) learn filmmaking techniques that encourage second language learning; 2) explore ways that mentor texts can be used to scaffold the language learning process, and 3) discuss strategies for implementing filmmaking in their own second language teaching context.   Illustrative examples will feature student perspectives and a showcase of students’ short films. Presenters will offer guidance about translation apps, genre considerations, and the pairing of visual and linguistic resources to convey a second language purposefully.

Opportunities for Engagement With CERCLL

Date: September 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online via zoom
The first webinar of the 2021-2022 academic year by the University of Arizona's Second Language Acquisition and Teaching program features CERCLL: Opportunities for Engagement With CERCLL is intended for current University of Arizona students and will discuss opportunities to be involved in CERCLL research projects, to take part in CV-building conferences and other professional development […]

Devices, Designs and Algorithms: Strategies for Integrating Critical Digital Literacy in the Language Classroom 

Date: October 22, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
A webinar presented by Ron Darvin (The Chinese University of Hong Kong).    Download the presentation slides here. Watch the recording below. As technologies continue to shape the way we construct our identities and access information every day, the integration of digital literacies in the language classroom becomes increasingly significant. Within social media platforms like Instagram or TikTok, learning management systems like […]

Building Bridges Across Cultures through Global Inquiry with Children

Date: November 6, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
An online workshop presented by Kathy G. Short and Dorea Kleker (University of Arizona).  Workshop handouts: CERCLL Workshop Booklist_Short_Kleker Comparing to Understand_Short In our interconnected world, an understanding of global cultures has become a necessity as children are challenged to think and act globally. Our inquiry as educators is on creating instructional strategies that encourage […]