Social and Inclusive Pedagogies

CERCLL continues to work on a series of resources that encourage inclusive language- and culture-teaching and learning.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Second Language Teaching (DEI-SLT) is a set of resources detailing how to create a curriculum that combines the teaching of languages and social justice topics, as well as examples of pedagogical materials that are ready to be used and modified for educators’ own classrooms. Get involved and share your own materials with other instructors as they relate to the intersection of language and social justice. Submit materials for any language!

Resources for Social Justice and Anti-Racism in the L2 Classroom is a compilation of resources for language and culture educators. It includes a wide range of materials to read, watch, and listen to, which will help teachers to think about how anti-racist pedagogy might inform their practices. 

The Gender-Just Language Education Project supports language educators in engaging with trans knowledges and proactively planning for gender justice. It guides in teaching gender-inclusive and non-binary language (INL) in ways that engage with trans knowledges and are increasingly affirming to trans, nonbinary, and other non-cis people. Specifically, strategies for proactively planning to teach INL and for resistance thereto are presented via a number of open educational resources (OERs), which have been informed by recent research that outlines the numerous benefits of teaching INL. A webinar recording explains their use.

An extension of this project is surveying trans and non-binary experiences in language learning and developing curriculum for a Professional Learning Online Network Space (PLONS) for language educators focusing on trans-informed, gender-just language pedagogies. A website of Open Educational Resources for gender-just language teaching created by PLONS participants wil be avaliable, with professional development materials created for the PLONS.

2024 PLONS: Bringing Ungrading to Language Teaching

PLONS: Professional Learning Online Networks 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 Space (PLONS), which is designed to create a ripple effect, by...

Teaching Chinese in US K-12 Schools

Teaching Chinese in US K-12 Schools

An open website was created by Project Leaders Wenhao Diao (University of Arizona), Yang Xiao-Desai (San Francisco State University), and Yi Xu (University of Pittsburgh), to respond to the dearth of research focusing on FL education in K-12 contexts (Urlaub &...

Worlds of Experiences for Language Learning (WELL) Showcase

Worlds of Experiences for Language Learning (WELL) Showcase

Worlds of Experiences for Language Learning (WELL) is an innovative project that aims to provide professional learning support to language teachers in designing immersive experiences to globalize their curriculum. Educators participating in the program come from K-16...

CFP: CERCLL Faculty Fellowship

CFP: CERCLL Faculty Fellowship

Apply for a 2024 CERCLL Faculty Fellowship! Application deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024. The CERCLL Faculty Fellows program promotes scholarly work connected to the mission of CERCLL as a Title VI National Language Resource Center: to research and develop the...

Position Open: Student Outreach Assistant

Position Open: Student Outreach Assistant

We are seeking a Student Outreach Assistant to join our team this Spring! This position is for an undergraduate student enrolled in a program in-person at the University of Arizona. It is for the Spring 2024 semester, but there may be options to continue into June and...

4th Annual UArizona Language Fair!

4th Annual UArizona Language Fair!

Participants in the Fair enjoy free food, games and other activities that celebrate the benefits and opportunities that come from communicating in another language.

LaTeS 2023 Archive

Sara Lee, Small Changes - Big Impact, Classrooms Strategies for More Inclusion, and Melanie Mello, Performance-Based Activities for the World Language Classroom. Fall 2023 LaTeS, October 28: Small Changes - Big Impact, Classrooms Strategies for More Inclusion...

Spring Webinar Series: Rebooting Language Educ-AI-tion

Spring Webinar Series: Rebooting Language Educ-AI-tion

Each year, CERCLL hosts one or more series of professional learning webinars for language educators, with topics selected from among requests that we have received from participants in our previous professional development events. This Spring, the series focuses on AI...

CERCLL will be at ACTFL 2023

CERCLL will be at ACTFL 2023

CERCLL and the other fifteen Title VI-funded Language Resource Centers will be at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) convention in November. There are several ways to learn about us there! Exhibit Hall Show Visit us in the exhibit hall...

Register now for the Intercultural Competence Conference

Register now for the Intercultural Competence Conference

Registration is open for the Ninth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence Intercultural Learning, Global Citizenship and Peacebuilding February 22-25, 2024At the University of Arizona and OnlineImportant dates to know:...

Resources for K-8 Educators

Resources for K-8 Educators

University of Arizona Regents Professor Kathy G. Short works with K-8 educators to internationalize their curriculum, with the Worlds of Words Center of Global Literacies and Literatures (WOW). Her various CERCLL projects began with the creation of CERCLL in 2006, and...

GCCC 2024 Call For Proposals!

GCCC 2024 Call For Proposals!

This year’s conference will be held on January 19-20, 2024. The theme, “Embracing Counternarratives for Global Learning,” will explore the transformative power of counternarratives in promoting the global learning characteristic of inclusive and culturally diverse community college curricula.

Language Teacher Symposium (LaTeS) Fall 2023 – Sara Lee

Language Teacher Symposium (LaTeS) Fall 2023 – Sara Lee

LaTeS is a biannual in-person workshop at which K-12 language teachers can share ideas and issues that are specific to their community, and leave with methods and materials that they can implement into their own classrooms. Arizona Continuing Education is available....

Tasks for Linguistic Complexity in Arabic

Tasks for Linguistic Complexity in Arabic

A new website has been created for a CERCLL project by Mahmoud Azaz (University of Arizona). These resources are intended for Arabic instructors at the K-12 and college levels, who are teaching Intermediate language classes. The project was co-sponsored by the Center...

Deadline Extended! ICC 2024 CFP

Deadline Extended! ICC 2024 CFP

The Call for Proposals is extended to August 4! Respond to the UN goals to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”