2023 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. Many of the institutes are not appropriate for the special needs of immersion educators, though three are directly targeted at the unique needs of DLI educators. The institutes are not meant for teachers of very young children (pre-K) and most are not appropriate for teachers of kindergarten students.

Click the title for detailed information about each institute; refer to the bottom of each page for more information about the target audience to make sure that the institute is suitable for your teaching context.

The 2023 CARLA Summer Institutes will be offered:

Asynchronous Institutes—Important Information
  • Asynchronous institutes are primarily conducted on the participant's own time, but are not available after the specified time period.
  • Asynchronous institutes include preset deadlines for activities. The deadlines are important, as the activities build on each other and involve facilitation from the instructor and collaboration with other participants.
  • You should be prepared to fully participate in the institute activities to benefit you and your fellow  participants.
  • It is important to note that CARLA’s asynchronous institutes are not stand-alone online modules or MOOCs; rather they are designed to provide an interactive experience. It is NOT possible to “take” the course at a time other than the specified institute dates.
  • Some of the asynchronous institutes also include some mandatory synchronous sessions.
  • Registrants must check dates/times of any synchronous sessions to ensure their ability to fully participate. They must also be available to work on activities during the specified time period of the institute and meet class deadlines.
Synchronous Institutes—Important Information
  • Synchronous institutes meet online in real time via Zoom.
  • Synchronous institutes include time to work independently off-screen; however, much of the class time will be spent online in large group and small group activities.
  • Registrants must be available to participate for each entire day during the institute.


Online Summer Institutes—Asynchronous

June 20–July 16, 2023 Target Audience Target Level Type Register
Transforming the Teaching of Language Online (TTLO) 
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
Middle School–
Postsecondary
4-Week Intensive Online—
Asynchronous
Registration will open on January 4, 2023
June 26–July 28, 2023
Using the Web: Engaged Learning for Today's Students    FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)
Middle School–
Postsecondary
5-Week Online—
Asynchronous

Registration will open on January 4, 2023

June 26–July 14, 2023
Language & Culture in Sync: Teaching Linguistic Politeness and Intercultural Awareness FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Indigenous
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)
Elementary–
Postsecondary
3-Week Online—
Asynchronous
Registration will open on January 4, 2023
Practical Program Evaluation for Instructors of Less Commonly Taught LanguagesNew! FL/World Language
Dual Language Immersion
Emphasis on LCTL Programs
Elementary–
Postsecondary
3-Week Online—
Asynchronous
Registration will open on January 4, 2023
July 10–28, 2023
Culture as the Core
in the Second Language Classroom
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Indigenous
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)
Elementary–
Postsecondary
3-Week Online—
Asynchronous
Registration will open on January 4, 2023


Online Summer Institutes—Synchronous

June 20–22, 2023
Integrating Career Readiness Into Language Programs FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Postsecondary 3-Day Online—
Synchronous
Registration will open on January 4, 2023
June 26–30, 2023
Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Not for Immersion)
Middle School–
Postsecondary
1-Week Online—
Synchronous
Registration will open on January 4, 2023
Introduction to Dual Language ImmersionNew! New/Future DLI Educators
DLI Administrators
K-12
(Not for Postsecondary)
1-Week Online—
Synchronous
Registration will open on January 4, 2023
July 18 –20, 2023
Teaching for Proficiency in Dual Language Immersion DLI Educators and Administrators
Pre-Service Teachers
Elementary–
Secondary
3-Day Online—
Synchronous
Registration will open on January 4, 2023


In-Person Summer Institutes—on the University of Minnesota campus

July 10–14, 2023 Target Audience Target Level Type Register
Creativity in the Language Classroom FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Open to Immersion)

Elementary–
Postsecondary

1-Week
In-Person

Registration will open on January 4, 2023
Using Target Language Texts to Support Students' Literacies Development FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Teacher Educators
(Not for Immersion)
Middle School–
Postsecondary

1-Week
In-Person

Registration will open on January 4, 2023
July 17–21, 2023
Assessing Language Learners' Communication Skills via Authentic Communicative Performance Tasks FL/World Language
Teacher Educators
(Not for Immersion)
Late Elementary–
Postsecondary
1-Week
In-Person
Registration will open on January 4, 2023
Critical Approaches to Heritage Language Education
Heritage/Indigenous
FL/World Language
ESL
Teacher Educators
Middle School–
Postsecondary
(Not for Elementary)
1-Week
In-Person
Registration will open on January 4, 2023
July 24–28, 2023
Secondary Dual Language and Immersion: Achieving the Promise of Continuation Programs Secondary DLI Educators and Administrators Middle School–
High School
(Not for Elementary or Postsecondary)
1-Week
In-Person
Registration will open on January 4, 2023
Teaching Language Through the Lens of Social Justice
FL/World Language
ESL/EFL
Immersion
Teacher Educators
Elementary–
Postsecondary
1-Week
In-Person
Registration will open on January 4, 2023


Most of the CARLA Summer Institutes are available for graduate-level credits at an additional cost through the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development or College of Liberal Arts. Learn more about Graduate-Level Credit Options.

 

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