The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) is a Title VI Language Resource Center. We research the teaching and learning of language, cultural awareness and literacy in second and other languages. We also provide educators with quality teaching resources and professional development opportunities.

CERCLL serves as a unique local, regional, and national resource for scholars, academic professionals, teachers and others interested in improving our nation’s capacity to deliver high-quality, pedagogically-sound, and cost-effective instruction in foreign languages. Many of CERCLL’s projects focus on the less commonly taught languages. CERCLL is located at The University of Arizona, and brings together faculty members and other UArizona academic professionals from across three colleges –  our own College of Humanities, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Education. We also collaborate with UArizona’s other Title VI centers, the Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for Latin American Studies, and with our fellow National Language Resource Centers in order to provide a solid foundation for language and culture learning in Arizona, across the US, and beyond.

In Fall 2022, CERCLL began its fifth funding cycle as one of 16 Language Resource Centers in the US, the mandate of which is to create resources and opportunities in languages that are foreign to the US. Through support from the US Department of Education and the University of Arizona, CERCLL has an established history of developing and disseminating innovative pedagogies, creating cutting edge educational materials, conducting and supporting new research on the teaching and learning of foreign languages, and providing professional development opportunities for K-16 language educators.


The contents of this website were developed under grant #P229A140011 from the U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education.

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