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. Navigating our New Normal: Creating Inclusive Language Learning Environments Keynote Presentation:  Rachel Tillotson, Let’s Keep it Real Having trouble balancing everything on your plate? Struggling with challenges that feel overwhelmingly difficult to overcome? How can we possibly […]

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 […]

Translating Google Translate: Instructional Strategies for Machine Translation in the Language Classroom

Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: online
Webinar presented by Emily Hellmich (University of Arizona) and Kimberly Vinall (UC Berkeley Language Center). See the abstract below the webinar recording on this page. ➣ Click here for the webinar slides. ➣ Visit the accompanying website, where you will find instructional strategies for how to navigate machine translation and related online tools in the […]

Soaring Higher with MACAWS: Integrating iDDL with Other Web Applications to Enhance Language Learning

Date: June 12, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
Webinar presented by: Bruna Sommer-Farias, Adriana Picoral, Shelley Staples, Aleksey Novikov, Mariana Centanin- Bertho (see their bios below). Please make sure that you have a google account so that you can access the materials and collaborative activities during this webinar. Participants in this free, live webinar will explore the Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments – […]

Exploring Socioscientific Issues in Language Classrooms

Date: June 19, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
Webinar presented by Young Ae Kim, Jieun Ryu, Sojung Chun, Seungmin Eum, Seojin Park, Sunyoung Yang (see individual bios below). Language educators teach languages as well as important fields such as diverse cultures, social justice, interpersonal skills, and multimodal literacy. In addition to these areas, our project expands language education to include socioscientific issues (SSIs) […]

Expanding L2 Learning: Teaching Multimodal Composition through Socioscientific Topics

Date: June 2, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
Webinar presented by Jill Castek, Rachel Floyd, Emily Hellmich, Blaine Smith, Wen Wen & Austin Morris from the University of Arizona (see their individual bios below). Multimodal projects use multiple modes to communicate ideas. In the digital world, images, sounds, colors and other design features together convey meaning that one mode alone cannot fully express. This […]

Translation in the Multilingual Language Classroom: Rationale, Roles and Activity Design

Date: April 21, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
A webinar presented by Sonia Colina and Sarah 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 topic are becoming more common, practical guidance for teachers on how […]

8th Intercultural Competence Conference

Start date: January 27, 2022 - End date: January 30, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
ICC 2022: Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity, and Access January 27-30, 2022 A virtual event Plenary Speakers: * Uju Anya, Pennsylvania State University, USA * Maria Dasli, University of Edinburgh, Scotland * Jennifer Pipitone, College of Mount Saint Vincent, USA The International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence (ICC) is […]

Teaching Languages for Intercultural Citizenship and Social Justice

Date: May 26, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
Webinar Presented by Manuela Wagner, Professor in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut. In this webinar we start by reflecting on connections between teaching languages and preparing our students for the challenges they (and we as a society) face (see UN global issues). Questions include: What should students learn […]

Vlogging Abroad: L2 Multimodal Composing for Language Learning and Cultural Reflection

Date: May 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
Webinar presented by Natalie Amgott, a doctoral candidate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona. In the twenty-first century, the growing importance of multicultural and multilingual competences is undeniable in our global economy (Douglas Fir Group, 2016). While decades of educators have called for channeling the “multi” into our modes, genres, […]