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Language Immersion Education in Minnesota Video
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Language Immersion Education in Minnesota is a 15-minute, must-see video on the role language immersion programs can play in addressing Minnesota’s achievement gap and preparing its children to compete in the global economy. The video unites the voices of researchers and community leaders with those of immersion practitioners and their students.

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Immersion Research-to-Action Briefs
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CARLA's series of annual Immersion Research-to-Action Briefs provides a readily digestible means of keeping educators informed about ongoing research in the field of language immersion education that has implications for their daily practice. Includes: Secondary Immersion Teaching and Learning: What Role do Classroom Materials Play? November 2017 Preschool Immersion Education in Persian September 2016 Reading Strategies: At Risk and High Performing Immersion Learners September 2015

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Immersion Conference 2016: Handouts and PPTs
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Find handouts and PPTs of many of the sessions from the 6th International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education: Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts held October 20-22, 2016 in Minneapolis.

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Dec
2019
4
Arizona
Workshop
Webinar: Learn to Teach with Social Networks- A Practical Guide for Intercultural Competence

Margherita Berti (University of Arizona) will present “Learn to Teach with Social Networks: A Practical Guide for Intercultural Competence” This webinar will illustrate how social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, can be utilized in language courses to foster intercultural competence. Pedagogical applications and practical suggestions will be provided for using social networks and authentic social media with beginner and intermediate language learners. Participants will receive a teacher’s guide e-book, access to an online training site, and video tutorials to begin using social networks with their own students the very next day! Margherita Berti is a doctoral student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) at the University of Arizona and holds a master’s degree in Linguistics/TESL from Indiana State University. Her research specialization resides at the intersection of intercultural competence, educational technology, and curriculum and L2 content development.

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Jan
2020
23 - 26
Arizona
Conference
2020 International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

Seventh International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence. Internationalizing the Curriculum: The Role of Intercultural Competence on January 23-26, 2020, in Tucson, Arizona, and online. Invited Presentations: Adriana Diaz (University of Queensland – Australia) Marianne Larsen (Western University – Canada) Sharon Stein (University of British Columbia – Canada) This biennial event brings together researchers and practitioners across languages, levels, and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices, and to foster meaningful professional dialog on issues related to the development and assessment of Intercultural Competence, especially in a foreign or second language. The 2020 ICC conference will take stock of current models for internationalizing curricula as well as the genealogies of these discussions. The organizers are interested in accounts of best practices as well as critical examinations of current trends and conceptual think pieces around what it might mean to internationalize higher education. Proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2019

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Mar
2020
25
Arizona
Conference
University of Arizona Language Fair

In Spring 2020, the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) launched the UA Language Fair, an event designed to raise the visibility of the wide range of languages that students study at The University of Arizona. The event was open to all students, faculty/staff, and visitors to campus. Departments, programs, and UA student clubs representing the languages and cultures taught at UA showcased the languages taught in their departments and spoken in their communities. Participants enjoyed free food, games and other activities that celebrate the benefits and opportunities that come from communicating in another language. In 2019, the following languages were represented: American Sign Language Ancient Greek Arabic Chinese English as a Foreign Language French German Hebrew Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean Latin Navajo Persian Portuguese Russian Spanish Tohono O’odham Turkish With representatives from the following programs on hand, to share information about their offerings as well: Critical Languages Program Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships for language study Global Studies Program UA Study Abroad Current students in language programs joined in the fun, and new ones were recruited for Fall classes!

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