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Travel & Tourist Information

Arriving on Campus from the Airport

Institute Location, Parking Information, and Directions

The CARLA summer institutes will be held on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus. A campus area map is available online or as PDF.

Minneapolis Weather

June and July are typically quite pleasant in Minnesota. However, a word to the wise: dress in layers! When it is hot outside the air conditioning in some of the buildings can get quite chilly.

Things To Do in the Area

For those of you joining us from out of town, here is a list of a few places of interest and activities you may want to check out in the evenings or on the weekend while you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  


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

LRC Portal
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