Current Events

Designing Translation Materials for the World Language Classroom

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 10AM- 1PM Arizona, UTC-7 (starting at 10AM PT / 1PM ET). To see what time this event takes place where you are, visit this URL:

Location: Online

Colina Webinar FB

An online workshop presented by Sonia Colina and Sara Albrecht, University of Arizona. The deadline to apply to participate in this event was October 18th. Pedagogical translation is making a comeback in the multilingual language classroom as an activity that promotes literacy, metalinguistic and cultural awareness, translanguaging, language diversity, and community engagement.  While theoretical papers […]

Building Bridges Across Cultures through Global Inquiry with Children

Date: November 6, 2021

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM Arizona, UTC-7 (starting at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET). To see what time this event takes place where you are, visit this URL:

Location: Online


An online workshop presented by Kathy G. Short and Dorea Kleker (University of Arizona).  In our interconnected world, an understanding of global cultures has become a necessity as children are challenged to think and act globally. Our inquiry as educators is on creating instructional strategies that encourage children to develop open-minded perspectives toward ways of […]

Language Learners become Filmmakers: Connecting STEM, Digital Literacies, and Language Arts

Date: December 8, 2021

Time: 4 - 5:30 pm Arizona (To see what time that is where you are, visit this URL:"

Location: Online

Film Webinar Graphic

This webinar presents filmmaking as a strategy that encourages students to use their linguistic resources, scientific knowledge, and digital literacies to design films that speak to the wider community. In this interactive session, presenters will share ways that a school-wide collaboration invited connections between language learning, Language Arts, and STEM. Participants will: 1) learn filmmaking techniques that encourage second language learning; 2) explore ways that mentor texts can be used to scaffold the language learning process, and 3) discuss strategies for implementing filmmaking in their own second language teaching context.   Illustrative examples will feature student perspectives and a showcase of students’ short films. Presenters will offer guidance about translation apps, genre considerations, and the pairing of visual and linguistic resources to convey a second language purposefully.

8th Intercultural Competence Conference

Start date: January 27, 2022 - End date: January 30, 2022

ICC 2022 (3)

ICC 2022: Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity, and Access January 27-30, 2022 A hybrid event in Tucson, Arizona, and online Plenary Speakers: * Uju Anya, Pennsylvania State University, USA * Maria Dasli, University of Edinburgh, Scotland * Jennifer Pipitone, College of Mount Saint Vincent, USA The International Conference on the Development and Assessment […]