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Culture and
Language Learning


The Culture and Language Learning initiatives sponsored by CARLA explore the connection between language and culture learning in an interdisciplinary manner. These initiatives build on the premise that neither culture nor language can be fully understood when taught separately from the other.

Maximizing Study Abroad:
Strategies for Language and Culture Learning and Use

The Maximizing Study Abroad series of guidebooks helps students, program professionals, and language instructors make the most of study abroad opportunities through strategies for language and culture learning and use. Research is currently being conducted to determine the effectiveness of these targeted support materials on study abroad outcomes.

Resources for Teachers

Extensive resources on culture and language issues - includes information on professional organizations, bibliographies, useful websites, and more.

Culture and Language Learning Initiatives

Culture and Language Learning initiatives sponsored by CARLA have been conducted in three phases. During the first phase, two conferences were organized. During the second phase, research was conducted to examine ways in which culture learning and intercultural competence could be assessed in the language classroom. The third phase focused on the development of materials to support study abroad and research on their effectiveness.

CARLA Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

Each summer CARLA offers a wide array of professional development opportunities for K-16 language teachers including an institute focused on culturally-oriented language teaching.

CARLA Bibliography

The CARLA bibliography has more information on presentations and publications done by faculty, students, and staff involved with this project.

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


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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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