2019 Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

The CARLA summer institutes listed below are primarily targeted at K–12 and postsecondary foreign/world language educators and language teacher educators. In many cases, the institutes are also appropriate for ESL/EFL teachers, but most are not appropriate for the special needs of immersion educators.  Click the title for detailed information about each institute; refer to the bottom of each page for more information about the target audience.

Registration opens January 7, 2019.

Online Institutes

June 20–July 10, 2019 Target Audience Target Level Location  
Teaching Languages Online (TTLO)
 3-week ONLINE ONLY institute
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators

K-16
Online Only Register Jan 7
June 27–July 31, 2019
Using the Web for Communicative Language Learning
 5-week ONLINE ONLY institute
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Immersion
Teacher Educators
K-16
Online Only
Register Jan 7
July 15–August 2, 2019
Teaching Linguistic Politeness
and Intercultural Awareness

 3-week ONLINE ONLY institute
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators

Elementary-Postsecondary

Online Only
Register Jan 7
July 22–26, 2019
Using Technology
in Second Language Teaching

 1-week institute—online option
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Immersion
Teacher Educators
K-16 Online and In-Person Option Register Jan 7


Summer Institutes taught at the University of Minnesota

June 17-21, 2019 Target Audience Target Level Location  
Character Literacy Acquisition in Mandarin Immersion ClassroomsNEW! Mandarin Immersion Teachers and Administrators K-8 Nolte 140 Register Jan 7
July 15–19, 2019
Developing Assessments
for the Second Language Classroom
FL/World Language
Teacher Educators
(Not for ESL/Imm)
Late Elementary-Postsecondary YMCA 3rd Floor
1801 Univ Ave SE
Register Jan 7
Creativity in the Language Classroom FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Immersion
Teacher Educators
Elementary-
Postsecondary
Northrop
Crosby Room
Register Jan 7
Exploring Learner Language:
Puzzles and Tools in the Classroom
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
Middle School-Postsecondary Nolte 140 Register Jan 7
July 22–26, 2019
Using Technology
in Second Language Teaching
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Immersion
Teacher Educators
K-16 Jones 35
(or online option)
Register Jan 7
Exploring Project-Based Language LearningNEW! FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
K-16 Northrop
Crosby Room
Register Jan 7
Using Authentic Materials to
Develop Foreign Language Literacies
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
Middle School-Postsecondary UIC 101 Register Jan 7
July 29–August 2, 2019
Culture as the Core
in the Second Language Classroom
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Immersion
Teacher Educators
K-16 UIC 101 Register Jan 7
Teaching World Languages and Cultures in Elementary SettingsNEW! FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
K-8 Nolte 140 Register Jan 7
Teaching Heritage Languages
and Learners
 
Heritage, ESL
Teacher Educators
Secondary-Postsecondary Northrop
Crosby Room
Register Jan 7

The summer institutes are co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development and College of Liberal Arts.


Please note that CARLA is no longer offering the Immersion 101: Introduction to Immersion Teaching summer institute.

There are a few organizations that offer introductory professional development opportunities for immersion educators, including:

Dr. Tara Fortune, the Immersion Project Director at CARLA and lead instructor for Immersion 101, is also available to provide on-site professional learning for your immersion and dual language staff.
Contact her by email at fortu001@umn.edu.

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