2020 Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

The CARLA summer institutes listed below are primarily targeted at elementary through postsecondary foreign/world language educators and language teacher educators. In some cases, the institutes are also appropriate for ESL or EFL teachers. Most of the institutes are not appropriate for the special needs of immersion educators, nor are they suitable for teachers of very young children. Click the title for detailed information about each institute; refer to the bottom of each page for more information about the target audience.

Online Institutes

June 22–July 20, 2020 Target Audience Target Level Location  

Teaching Language Online (TTLO)
 4-week ONLINE ONLY institute
(Recommended orientation: June 19–22)


FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
Middle School
Postsecondary
Online Only  
June 29–August 2, 2020
Using the Web for Communicative Language Learning
 5-week ONLINE ONLY institute
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)
Middle SchoolPostsecondary
Online Only
 
July 20–24, 2020
Using Technology
in Second Language Teaching

 1-week institute—online option
FL/World Language
Middle SchoolPostsecondary Online and In-Person Option  


Summer Institutes taught at the University of Minnesota

June 13–17, 2020 Target Audience Target Level Location  
Assessing Language Learners’ Communication Skills via Authentic Communicative Performance Tasks FL/World Language
Teacher Educators
(Not for Immersion)
Late ElementaryPostsecondary Nolte 140  
Creativity in the Language Classroom FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)
Elementary
Postsecondary
Northrop Crosby Seminar Room  
Foreign Language Literacies: Using Target Language Texts to Improve Communication FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Not for Immersion)
Middle SchoolPostsecondary UIC 101  
July 20–24, 2020
Using Technology
in Second Language Teaching
FL/World Language
Middle SchoolPostsecondary Jones 35 (Also offered online)  
Meaningful Portfolio ImplementationNew! FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)
Elementary
Postsecondary
Nolte 140  
Critical Approaches to Heritage Language Education 

Heritage
FL/World Language
ESL, Indigenous
Teacher Educators

SecondaryPostsecondary Northrop Crosby Seminar Room  
July 27–31, 2020
Culture as the Core
in the Second Language Classroom
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL, Indigenous
Teacher Educators
(open to Immersion)
Elementary
Postsecondary
UIC 101  
Teaching Language Through the Lens of Social JusticeBack by Popular Demand!

FL/World Language
EFL, Immersion
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)

Elementary-
Postsecondary
Northrop Crosby Seminar Room  
Teaching World Languages and Cultures in Elementary Settings FL/World Language
(Not for ESL or Immersion)
K8 Nolte 140  

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 former 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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