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The Center for Advanced Research
on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

is a research and resource center
devoted to improving
language teaching and learning.
Research & Programs

CARLA is engaged in a number of interrelated research and program initiatives related to second language teaching, learning, and assessment.
What's new in Research and Programs

Professional Development

CARLA supports the professional development of second language teachers through an annual summer institute program and a wide array of regional workshops and international conferences.
What's new in Professional Development


CARLA offers many research-based professional development resources and practical instructional materials, most of which are free online.
What's new in CARLA Resources



Articulation of Language Instruction
Assessment of Second Language
Content-Based Language Instruction
Culture and Language Learning
Immersion Education
Learner Language
Less Commonly Taught Languages
Maximizing Study Abroad
Pragmatics/Speech Acts
Strategies for Language Learning
Technology and Language Learning

Summer Institutes
Presentations, Workshops, and Events
Advanced Practices Certificate


CARLA Update Newsletter
CARLA Staff and Faculty
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CARLA Publications
CARLA Bibliography
Content-Based Lessons/Units
LCTL Database
Learner Language Activities
Immersion Education Archives
Pragmatics Bibliography
Proficiency Handbook/Lessons
Spanish Grammar Strategies
Virtual Assessment Center
Virtual Item Bank

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