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.

NOTICE!
In response to the COVID-19 situation that has changed life for us all, CARLA moved the Summer Institute Program online. We are proud to announce that all of the institute instructors agreed to teach their institute in an online format–either asynchronous or synchronous. See details below.

Definitions:

  • Asynchronous sessions are completed on your own time with preset deadlines, but most will also include some synchronous sessions as well. Make sure to check the dates/times of any synchronous sessions to ensure your ability to fully participate.
  • Synchronous sessions meet live, in real time in Zoom (or similar video conferencing program). While synchronous institutes will also include time to work independently, registrants must be available to participate for each entire day during the institute.

Online Asynchronous Institutes

June 22–July 20, 2020 Target Audience Target Level Type Register
Teaching Language Online (TTLO)     sections 1 and 2

4-week intensive online institute
(Orientation: June 19–21)
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
Middle School
Postsecondary
Online 4-week Asynchronous FULL!
The wait list is also closed.
June 29–July 31, 2020

Meaningful Portfolio ImplementationNew!

5-week online institute

FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)
Elementary
Postsecondary
Online 5-week Asynchronous Register Now!
June 29–August 2, 2020
Using the Web for Communicative Language Learning      second section open!
5-week online institute
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)
Middle SchoolPostsecondary
Online 5-week Asynchronous
FULL!
The wait list is also closed.
July 13–31, 2020

Culture as the Core
in the Second Language Classroom

3-week online institute

FL/World Language
ESL/EFL, Indigenous
Teacher Educators
(open to Immersion)
Elementary
Postsecondary
Online 3-week Asynchronous FULL!
The wait list is also closed.

Teaching World Languages and Cultures in Elementary Settings

3-week online institute

FL/World Language
(Not for ESL or Immersion)
K8 Online 3-week Asynchronous Register Now!

 

Online Synchronous Institutes

June 22–24, 2020 Target Audience Target Level Type Register
Secondary Dual Language and Immersion: Achieving the Promise of Continuation ProgramsNew!

3-day online institute
Secondary DLI Educators and Administrators Middle School–
Secondary
Online 3-day Synchronous FULL!
The wait list is also closed.
July 13–17, 2020

Assessing Language Learners’ Communication Skills via Authentic Communicative Performance Tasks

1-week online institute

FL/World Language
Teacher Educators
(Not for Immersion)
Late ElementaryPostsecondary Online 1-week Synchronous FULL!
Waitlist

Creativity in the Language Classroom

1-week online institute

FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)
Elementary
Postsecondary
Online 1-week Synchronous FULL!

Foreign Language Literacies: Using Target Language Texts to Improve Communication

1-week online institute

FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Not for Immersion)
Middle SchoolPostsecondary Online 1-week Synchronous FULL!
Waitlist
July 20–24, 2020

Critical Approaches to Heritage Language Education 

1-week online institute

Heritage
FL/World Language
ESL, Indigenous
Teacher Educators
SecondaryPostsecondary Online 1-week Synchronous FULL!
The wait list is also closed.

Using Technology
in Second Language Teaching

1-week online institute

FL/World Language
Middle SchoolPostsecondary Online 1-week Synchronous FULL!
The wait list is also closed.
July 27–31, 2020

Teaching Language Through the Lens of Social Justice

1-week online institute

FL/World Language
EFL, Immersion
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)
Elementary
Postsecondary
Online 1-week Synchronous FULL!
The wait list is also closed.

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

 

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