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Presentations, Workshops, and Special Events

CARLA sponsors a series of presentations and workshops during the academic year and also offers a number of other special events, such as the CARLA Open House. These presentations are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Locations can be found on the University map website.

Many of the presentations have been recorded and you can find them on the Presentation Recordings webpage.

CARLA Presentation Series


Spring 2018

Mixed Methods Research in Second Language Education

Thursday, May 3, 2018
12:20-1:10 p.m.
Location: Peik 355

This CARLA presentation is the culmination of a semester-long independent study on mixed methods research in language learning and teaching. Although mixed methods research has gained traction since the paradigm wars of the 1990s, it is still adopted relatively infrequently in research in the broad field of language learning and teaching. In this presentation, we will first discuss our understanding of the underlying paradigms and purposes of mixed methods research. We then argue that this research approach offers important affordances for the field of language learning and teaching research given the multi-dimensionality of the constructs that are studied. We note, therefore, the gap between the potential of mixed methods research and the reality of its scarcity in current literature. We conclude the presentation by describing our upcoming study that will look more closely at this gap by speaking directly with researchers to understand why they do or do not adopt mixed methods in their own work.     

Presenters:
Cory Mathieu
is a PhD student in Second Language Education in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her research focuses on materials use and development and content and language integration in secondary Spanish immersion programs.
Anuradha Gopalakrishnan
is a PhD student in Second Language Education in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her research interests include multilingual pedagogies, third language acquisition and foreign language education. Her multilingual and multicultural experiences shape her research work and influence her teaching.

This presentation is cosponsored by the Second Language Education Program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.


Please note: We encourage you to submit ideas for topics and speakers; email Karin Larson at larso205@umn.edu.

Thank you for your support of this program!

Special Events

There are no Special Events planned at this time. 

Graphic link to CARLA Open House 2017 webpage

Learn more about the 2017 CARLA Presentation and Open House including a video of the keynote presentation by Claire Kramsch and information abut research poster session held during the event.

Workshops For Teachers

Please note: Online workshop registration will be turned off at 4 p.m. on the Thursday before the Saturday of each workshop. Register early!





PLEASE NOTE: We encourage you to submit ideas for topics and speakers; email Karin Larson at larso205@umn.edu.

Thank you for your support of this program!

 

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