Culture and Language Exchange (CLÉ )

In the absence of cultural gatherings, celebrations and events during the pandemic, CERCLL has asked friends and colleagues to share traditions that are important in their culture in our Culture and Language Exchange (CLÉ).  These short videos are shared on...

Social Networking Sites for Intercultural Competence

Developed by Margherita Berti, this guide provides language educators with pedagogical strategies and practical suggestions for implementing social networking sites (SNSs) and social media in language courses to promote intercultural competence.­­ Modern technology...

Dormtalk

Project Director: Wenhao Diao, University of Arizona. In conjunction with the University of Arizona’s Department of East Asian Studies. Free modules for teachers and students to use as supplementary resources for the learning and teaching of Chinese. These materials...

Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday

Project Directors: Chantelle Warner (UA), Carl Blyth (University of Texas at Austin), Joanna Luks (Cornell University).In collaboration with: the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin. COERLL...

American Study Abroad Students in China: Archiving Interactions

American Study Abroad Students in China: Archiving Interactions Project Director: Wenhao Diao (University of Arizona [UA]).In collaboration with: the Council for International Educational Exchange (Shanghai), Alliance for Global Education (Shanghai), the CV Starr...

2016 Awardee: Wenhao Diao, Department of East Asian Studies

A Sociolinguistic Inquiry of American Study Abroad Students in China  This project aims to investigate and document the authentic language use among American study abroad students in China. Research has shown that study abroad students often lack the opportunities or...

MaxAuthor Training and Support

Project Director: Scott Brill (U Arizona) [In collaboration with the Critical Languages Program and the National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs] Description: This project produced a training video for use with the MaxAuthor language software and...

Introducing Children and Adolescents to the World

Bringing Global Cultures and World Languages into K-8 Classrooms Project Director: Dr. Kathy Short (U Arizona). [In collaboration with Worlds of Words, U Arizona] Description: The quickening pace of globalization has led to a context in which opportunities to succeed...

Educating Global Citizens through Global Simulation

Project Director: Dr. Beatrice Dupuy (U. Arizona) [In collaboration with CMES and Department of Russian and Slavic Studies] Description: This project will provide teachers of intermediate-level FL students with a systematic way of integrating Global Simulation (GS)...

Bringing Global Cultures and World Languages into K-8 Classrooms

Project Director: Dr. Kathy Short (U Arizona). [In collaboration with Worlds of Words, U Arizona] Description: The quickening pace of globalization has led to a context in which opportunities to succeed depend on global knowledge and skills and yet American students...

Writing Systems of the World

Project Director: Dr. Timothy Vance (U Arizona) Description: The goal of this project is to introduce students to the variety of writing systems that have been and are used around the world. This project will result in a carefully designed survey of the types of...

Summer Institute in LCTL Literacy

Learning to Read and Reading to Learn in East Asian Languages  Project Directors: David Yaden and Yetta Goodman (U Arizona)  Description: A summer institute in 2009, bringing together professionals in literacy development and linguistics with K-16 teachers, was...

CERCLL Native Speakers Series: Chinese

This is a series of native speaker videos, transcriptions and translations, along with actor commentary are included on each video on YouTube’s website by clicking Show More  

CERCLL Faculty Research Grant Series : Dr. Wenhao Diao

A Sociolinguistic Inquiry of American Study Abroad Students in China This project aims to investigate and document the authentic language use among American study abroad students in China. Research has shown that study abroad students often lack the opportunities or...

2014 Summer Workshop Series

For a PDF version of the summer brochure, click here.    Monday June 2, 2014 Engaging K-12 Students in Global Inquiry through Fiction and Nonfiction Literature (6 hours, 9am – 4pm) Presenters include: Kathy G. Short, Richard Clift, Ke Huang, Mi-Kyoung...

Training Chinese Teachers in Communicative Language Teaching

Author: Merica McNeil Chinese teacher training was offered by the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona on Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event was co-sponsored by CERCLL and attended mostly by K-12 teachers of Chinese working in Arizona....

Writing Systems of the World

Writing Systems of the World – Timothy Vance Description: Writing Systems of the World introduces students to the variety of writing systems that have been and are used around the world by providing a carefully designed survey of the types of diverse writing...

Chinese Culture Festival in Tucson

Author: Justin Parry There will be a Chinese Culture Festival in various parts of Tucson from September 22–30, which is free of charge. This festival, presented by The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, will include a variety of events that are targeted...

Reading in Asian Languages

Reading in Asian Languages: Making Sense of Written Texts in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean – Ken Goodman, Shaomei Wang, Mieko Shimizu Iventosch, and Yetta Goodman. Routledge. (2012). Description:  (from the publisher) Reading in Asian Languages: Making Sense of...

Language and Culture Kits from CERCLL and World of Words

Author: Sasha Kuchuk CERCLL’s project “Bringing Global Cultures and World Languages into K-8 Classrooms“, directed by Dr. Kathy Short and developed in collaboration with Worlds of Words – the International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature at the...

2009 Summer Workshops Series

June 2nd – 3rd Exploring Universals in the Reading Process Presenters: David Yaden; Yetta Goodman; Kenneth Goodman; Yueh-Nu Hung; Koomi Kim; Mieko Iventosch; Misun Kim; Shaomei Wang This two-day workshop will focus upon the reading process and comprehension of...

2008 Summer Workshops Series

June 13th – 14th Lesson Delivery in Student Centered Instruction: Putting Students First Presenter: Linda Landrum Participants will learn strategies to encourage student-centered learning in an integrative learning environment in which students may self-learn...