LINGUIST List 32.556

Sat Feb 13 2021

Summer Schools: 2021 CARLA Summer Institute Program for Language Educators / USA

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 05-Feb-2021
From: Karin Larson <>
Subject: 2021 CARLA Summer Institute Program for Language Educators / USA
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Host Institution: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Coordinating Institution: University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

Dates: 18-Jun-2021 - 30-Jul-2021
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Focus: The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota, provides high-quality professional development opportunities for foreign/world and ESL/EFL language teachers through its annual summer institute program. Now in its 26th year, this internationally known program offers institutes on a wide range of topics that are all designed to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

All of the 2021 CARLA Summer Institutes will be taught online in either an asynchronous or synchronous format. The program offers the following topics/dates:

Asynchronous Online Institutes
--Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (June 18–July 18, 2021)
--Meaningful Portfolio Implementation (June 28–July 30, 2021)
--Using the Web for Communicative Language Learning (June 28–July 30, 2021)
--Teaching Linguistic Politeness and Intercultural Awareness (June 28–July 16, 2021)
--Practical Program Evaluation for Language Teachers (June 28–July 16, 2021)
--Teaching World Languages and Cultures in Elementary Settings (June 28–July 16, 2021)
--Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom (July 12–30, 2021)

Synchronous Online Institutes
--Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development (June 21–25, 2021)
--Creativity in the Language Classroom (June 21–25, 2021)
--Secondary Dual Language and Immersion Continuation Programs (June 21–25, 2021)
--Critical Approaches to Heritage Language Education (July 12–16, 2021)
--Assessing Language Learners’ Communication Skills via Authentic Communicative Performance Tasks (July 19–23, 2021)
--Building on Effective Uses of Technology in Second Language Teaching (July 19–23, 2021)
--Foreign Language Literacies: Using Target Language Texts to Improve Communication (July 19–23, 2021)
--Teaching Language Through the Lens of Social Justice (July 26–30, 2021)

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                      Language Acquisition
                      Ling & Literature

Tuition: 350 USD
Tuition Explanation: Early registration fees for the summer institutes vary from $350-500 (if registered by April 30, 2021). See registration details:

Registration: 04-Jan-2021 to 13-Jun-2021
Contact Person: Karin Larson

Apply on the web: http://

Registration Instructions:
Registration details can be found online at:

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