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...

LaTeS 2019 Archive

Francis Troyan, Genre Matters in Contextualized World Language Learning, and Kristin Davin, Strengthening your Core: Practices to Support Students’ Language Development. Fall 2019 LaTeS, November 16: Genre Matters in Contextualized World Language Learning...

LaTeS 2018 Archive

Jacque Van Houten, Leveraging the Power of the Language and Intercultural Can-Dos; and Donna Clementi, Planning with the End in Mind: Performance toward Proficiency. Fall 2018 LaTeS, November 3: Leveraging the Power of the Language and Intercultural Can-Dos Presented...

LaTeS 2017 Archive

Pamela Wesely, Social Justice in the Language Classroom: A New Lens on Learning; and Toni Theisen, Activating Communication: Designing Learning and Creating Meaningful Assessments. Fall 2017 LaTeS Social Justice in the Language Classroom: A New Lens on Learning...

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...

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...

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...

Teaching Portuguese to Spanish-Speaking Learners

A Structured/Enhanced Input Approach for L1, L2 and Heritage Learners  Project Director: Dr. Ana Carvalho (U Arizona) [In collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Description: Building on the language skills...

LaTeS 2016 Archive

Jennifer Wortzel, Learning Stations: From Impact to Application; and Brenda Gaver, You don’t Need to be High Tech to get your Students Engaged!   Fall 2016 : Learning Stations: From Impact to Application Presented by Jennifer Wortzel (Basha High School,...

2016 Summer Workshop Series

  Texts Across Contexts: Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures The 2016 CERCLL Summer Workshops focus on language learning through texts across various cultural and pedagogical contexts. The diverse set of workshops share in common an emphasis on the ways in...

Teaching Heritage Languages and Cultures: Hispanic Heritage Month

Author: Justin Parry Within the sphere of foreign language teaching in the United States, there are many heritage language learners. The term ‘heritage language learner’ is difficult to define in second language acquisition (SLA). Here is one definition, from The...

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...

“Official English” and the Politics of Statehood

Author: C. Botelho The United States does not have an official language, although 31 states have adopted English as an official state language. In Puerto Rico, Spanish and English are both official languages, with Spanish being the dominant language and English being...

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...