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 participantsundefinedmore than 4,000 to dateundefinedhave 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.
Register soon for these popular institutes--they fill up fast!
Summer Institutes for Language Teachers
Check out these options targeted at foreign language and ESL teachers from a variety of teaching contexts!
* Using the Web for Communicative Language Learning and Professional Developmentundefinedonline course
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/cll_online.html>July 8–August 11, 2013
* Using Technology in the Second Language Teaching
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/tech.html>July 15–19, 2013
* Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/cbi.html>July 15–19, 2013
* Developing Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/lctl.html>July 15–19, 2013
* Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/culture.html>July 22–26, 2013
* Focusing on Learner Language: Second Language Acquisition Basics for Teachers
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/sla.html>July 22–26, 2013
* Improving Language Learning: Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction
July 29–August 2, 2013
* Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/assessment.html>July 29–August 2, 2013
Summer Institutes for Immersion Teachers
CARLA offers three popular institutes that are designed specifically for immersion educators that always fill up fast.
* Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching for Chinese and Japanese
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/imm_chnjpn.html>June 24–28, 2013
* Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/imm101.html>July 22–26, 2013
<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/imm_challenges.html>Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education: Biliteracy Development in Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms<http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/imm_challenges.html>
July 29–August 2, 2013
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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
This certificate offered by the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development provides 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 by taking the institutes for graduate level credit.
More information about the courses needed to obtain the certificate, admission criteria, and application materials can be found at:http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/certificate.html