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Strategies for Language Learning

CARLA has conducted learning strategy research and developed a number of teacher resources for Strategies-Based Instruction, which is a learner-centered approach to teaching that integrates strategy training with embedded strategy practice in the foreign language classroom.

Spanish Grammar Strategies Website

This user-friendly website provides strategies to help students to learn and use problematic grammar structures in Spanish.

Maximizing Study Abroad: Strategies for Language and Culture Learning and Use

The Maximizing Study Abroad series of guidebooks helps students, program professionals, and language instructors make the most of study abroad opportunities through strategies for language and culture learning and use. Research is currently being conducted to determine the effectiveness of these targeted support materials on study abroad outcomes.

Resources for Teachers on Language Learning Strategies

Includes information on the foundational research done on learner strategies, an annotated bibliography on strategies, working papers, and more.

CARLA Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

Each summer CARLA offers a wide array of professional development opportunities for K-16 language teachers. The summer institute titled Improving Language Learning: Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction was offered from 1996–2017. In 2020, a research study was conducted on the long-term impact of this institute on participants' instructional practice and careers.

CARLA Bibliography

The CARLA bibliography has more information on presentations and publications done by faculty, students, and staff involved with this project.

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