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January 15, 2010

second language teachers, MN

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has sponsored a summer institute program for second language teachers since 1996. This internationally-known program reflects CARLA's commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and plenty of networking opportunities.

CARLA summer institute participants—more than 3,100 to date—have come from all over the world. They have included foreign language and ESL teachers at all levels of instruction, as well as program administrators, curriculum specialists, and language teacher educators.

The institutes that will be offered during summer 2010 are:

Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching for Character-Based Languages

Using Technology in Second Language Teaching

Focusing on Learner Language: 
Second Language Acquisition Basics for Teachers


Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education: Language and Learning Disorders and the Struggling Immersion Learner


Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching 


Developing Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)


Improving Language Learning: 
Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction


Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom


Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom


Language and Culture in Sync: 
Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language


Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development 


For more information on these offerings, see: http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2010/schedule.html

The cost of each of the CARLA summer institutes is $350 if registration is received by May 31, 2010 and $400 after that date. More information and registration forms will soon be available on the CARLA website at: http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes

Brochures are available now at the CARLA office. To request a copy you can email the CARLA office at: carla@umn.edu

The institutes have been developed and are offered with the support, in part, of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Language Resource Center program. The summer institutes are co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development and College of Liberal Arts.

Advanced Practices in Second Language Teaching Certificate

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota announces an exciting opportunity for teachers of foreign languages and English as a second/foreign language to showcase their professional development work through the CARLA summer institute program.

The new Advanced Practices in Second Language Teaching Certificate provides teachers with tangible recognition of their successful completion of a set of CARLA summer institutes. The institutes may be taken in any sequence, and institutes taken for credit previously can be applied to the certificate.

More information about the certificate, admission criteria, and application materials can be found on the web at: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/students/Certificates/Advanced-SLT.html


Website: http://www.carla.umn.edu/

Posted by uunguyen at January 15, 2010 10:54 AM

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