Culture and Language Exchange

Culture and Language Exchange 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...

Multiliteracies at the Museum

Multiliteracies at the Museum Project Director: Chantelle Warner, CERCLL Co-Director (University of Arizona)In partnership with the Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona and the University of Arizona Museum of Art. This project builds off of the...

Global Clubs towards Intercultural Curricula

Global Clubs towards Intercultural Curricula Project Directors: Kathy G. Short (University of Arizona)In partnership with Worlds of Words and the College of Education at the University of Arizona. There is a growing interest in the use of children’s literature within...

Teaching LCTLs in K-12 Schools: Case Studies from Chinese Teachers

Teaching LCTLs in K-12 Schools: Case Studies from Chinese Teachers   Project Directors: Wenhao Diao (University of Arizona), Yang Xiao-Desai (San Francisco State University), and Yi Xu (University of Pittsburgh) The 2017 National K-16 Foreign Language Enrollment...

Cross-Cultural Thinking Through Translation and Interpretation

Cross-Cultural Thinking Through Translation and Interpretation Project Director: Sonia Colina (University of Arizona) In partnership with the National Center for Interpretation and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Arizona. Translation...

Tasks for Linguistic Complexity in Arabic

Tasks for Linguistic Complexity in Arabic   Project Director: Mahmoud Azaz (University of Arizona)In partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Graduate College at the University of Arizona. Research in instructed SLA has highlighted the role of...

Culture and Language Exchange

Culture and Language Exchange 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...

Socioscientific Issues in LCTLs Classrooms

Socioscientific Issues in LCTLs Classrooms Project Director: Sunyoung Yang (University of Arizona)In partnership with the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. Cultural content included in foreign language textbooks has been critiqued by...

Film School for Global Scientists

Film School for Global Scientists Project Directors: Jessica Summers, Jill Castek and Lia Falco (all University of Arizona)In partnership with the College of Education at the University of Arizona. For learners in the contemporary digital age, media literacy is a...

Advancing L2 Composition through Socioscientific Issues

Advancing L2 Composition through Socioscientific Issues Project Directors: Blaine Smith, Jill Castek and Emily Hellmich (all University of Arizona)In partnership with the College of Education at the University of Arizona. The Advancing L2 Composition through...

PLONS: Professional Learning Online Network Spaces

PLONS: Professional Learning Online Network Spaces The word plons in Dutch describes the noise made by something splashing into a surface and is thus an apt name for the Professional Learning Online Network Spaces, which are designed to create a ripple effect, by...

Global Literacy Communities: Gateways to Culture and Language

Global Literacy Communities: Gateways to Culture and Language Grants Available for Literacy Communities to Explore Intercultural Understanding Deadline to Apply:  July 15, 2020 Worlds of Words and CERCLL are excited to announce a second round of grants in the Global...

Technology for Literacy

Project Directors: Margherita Berti and Kayo Shintaku (University of Arizona) This project creates two related sets of materials that are intended to encourage L2 learners to incorporate elements of their lives outside the classroom into their in-class learning...

K-16 Initiatives

Project Director: Beatrice Dupuy; Project Collaborators and Consultants: Sophie Renoult (Douglas High School, AZ), Sheilah Nicholas (UA), and Betul Czerkawski (UA South). In collaboration with: CIUA, CMES, College of Education (COE), and the College of Humanities...

Reading Globally: Connecting Classrooms to the World

Project Director: Kathy Short (UA) In collaboration with: UA College of Education and Worlds of Words An extension of CERCLL’s “Introducing Children and Adolescents to the World” project of 2006-2010, and the “Bringing Global Cultures and World Languages into K-8...

A Multiliteracies Framework

A Multiliteracies Framework for Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching – Kate Paesani, Heather Willis Allen, and Beatrice Dupuy. Prentice Hall. (2015). Description: At a time when collegiate foreign language education is changing dramatically, A Multiliteracies...

Bringing Global Cultures and World Languages into K-8 Classrooms

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...

Modern Persian Textbook (Advanced)

Modern Persian Textbook Series: Advanced Project Director: Dr. Kamran Talattof (U Arizona) Description: The political and educational climate of the world in the year 2010 speaks most clearly to the extreme need to develop instructional materials in Persian (aka...

PErCOLATE

PErCOLATE (Modules for Multiliteracies Teaching) Topic-based Modules for Preparing the Future FL Professoriate to Teach with a Multiliteracies Approach across the Undergraduate FL Curriculum  Projects Directors: Drs. Heather Allen (University of Wisconsin, Madison)...

Study Abroad

Study Abroad The Assessment of Cultural Intelligence  Project Director: Dr. Peter Ecke (U Arizona) Description: Study abroad has become an increasingly important part in students’ development of language and cultural skills. A key outcome of study abroad is learning...

Games to Teach

Games to Teach Developing Digital Game-Mediated Foreign Language Literacies  Project Directors: Drs. Jonathon Reinhardt (U Arizona) and Julie Sykes, (University of Oregon) Description: Digital games are socio-cultural practices and products, and gaming has become a...

Hypermedia Texts

Hypermedia Texts Using Multimodal Text Annotations to Promote Cultural Literacy Project Director: Dr. Chantelle Warner (U. Arizona). Projects Collaborators: Dr. R. Ariew (U. Arizona); Dr. K. da Costa Bezerra (U. Arizona); Dr. A. Iğsiz (New York U., previously U....

L2 Digital Literacies Symposium

Project Directors: Jonathon Reinhardt and Chantelle Warner (UA) and Betul Czerkawski (UA South). In collaboration with: COH and SBS at the UA; and COERLL. As digital technologies continue to radically change the social acts of communication in which we engage,...

Intercultural Competence Conference

Project Directors: Beatrice Dupuy and Chantelle Warner (UA). In collaboration with: the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT), CMES , CIUA, COH, and SBS at the UA; and several other Language Resource Centers: CALPER, Center...