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Maximizing Study Abroad:

Strategies for Language and
Culture Learning and Use

The exciting series of Maximizing Study Abroad guidebooks helps students, program professionals, and language instructors make the most of study abroad opportunities through strategies for language and culture learning and use. 

Background Information

Includes information and statistics that define the need for study abroad materials and describes the phases of the Maximizing Study Abroad project.

Maximizing Study Abroad Guidebook Series

Practical and user-friendly, these guides are designed to target the specific needs of study abroad students, program professionals, and language instructors.

Research on the Effectiveness of the Guides

A comprehensive study (2002–2005) looked at the effectiveness of the Maximizing Study Abroad guides on improving students' strategies for language and culture learning and use and the ways in which the materials were used by program professionals and language instructors. An extensive report of the research findings is available as PDF file.

CARLA Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

Each summer CARLA offers a wide array of professional development opportunities for K-16 language teachers.

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


CARLA Update Newsletter
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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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