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American Literary Translators Association Conference

Start date: September 30, 2020 - End date: October 18, 2020

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CERCLL is proud to cosponsor ALTA43: In Between, the American Literary Translators Association Conference. Translation is neither here nor there. It exists in a space between languages, cultures, texts, authors, and readers. The ALTA43 theme “In Between” invites participants to consider the ways translation and translators function not as mediators between fixed points—“source text,” “original […]

Webinar: Transformative Learning in a Social Justice Oriented Language Classroom

Date: October 3, 2020

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM (Arizona)

Location: online

Webinar presented by Stacey Margarita Johnson (Vanderbilt University). Instructors building social justice into their language teaching often report that they hope their language classrooms will be sites of transformative learning and personal growth. As teachers, we want our teaching to make the world better and inspire students to become engaged citizens. Although we might hope […]

Webinar presented by Michelle Nicola (Portland Public Schools). What do we mean when we say that we are social justice educators?  What are concrete actions that social justice educators take? What beliefs or mindsets do we adopt? This webinar will help educators define what they mean by social justice education, and offer suggestions for how […]

L2DL 2020: Critical Transnational Dialogue and Virtual Exchange

Start date: October 19, 2020 - End date: October 24, 2020

Location: Online

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Accessible entirely online, the L2 Digital Literacies Symposium (L2DL) is a biennial international event offering an array of synchronous and asynchronous sessions that allow academics to make connections across the globe. In 2020, the conference focuses upon the theme of Critical Transnational Dialogue and Virtual Exchange, and explores intersections between international education, digital literacies, and […]

Webinar: Crafting Compelling Experiences: The Power of Stories, Scaffolding, & Sharing

Date: November 7, 2020

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM (Arizona)

Location: online

Presented by Cherice Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Spanish Pedagogy at Brigham Young University. Filmmakers are experts at producing memorable movies that educate, entertain, and inspire their audiences. Teachers have similar goals, but sometimes hesitate to engage learners with authentic texts or “real life issues,” fearing that the necessary language will be too complex for them to […]

Presented by José Aldemar Álvarez Valencia, Ph.D., professor of applied linguistics in the School of Language Sciences  at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. The current communication landscape shows that communication is multimodal by nature. This new perspective on language and communication impacts directly second language acquisition and pedagogical practices. Multimodal pedagogies intend to bring this […]

Webinar: Re-Envisioning Writing Instruction Using a Design Approach

Date: December 5, 2020

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM (Arizona)

Location: online


Webinar presented by Heather Willis Allen (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Writing is a critical skill in personal, educational, and professional domains, yet its role in L2 (second language) education in the United States is unclear and several recent studies have identified presentational writing as the most difficult modality to teach and the one that students struggle […]