The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota is a research and resource center devoted to improving language teaching and learning. CARLA offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities for language teachers including a summer institute program, international conferences, and local workshops. Check out the details at:


140 University International Center
331 17th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Telephone: 612-626-8600

Fax: 612-624-7514



CARLA X005 - a6.26: Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching Linguistic Politeness and Intercultural Awareness (3-week asynchronous online institute)
CARLA X007 - c7.10: Creativity in the Language Classroom: Fostering Student Learning Through Creative Language Experiences (1-week face-to-face institute)
CARLA X012 - a7.10: Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom (3-week asynchronous online institute)
CARLA X016 - c7.17: Assessing Language Learners’ Communication Skills via Authentic Communicative Performance Tasks (1-week face-to-face institute)
CARLA X019 - c7.17: Critical Approaches to Heritage Language Education (1-week face-to-face institute)
CARLA X020 - c7.24: Teaching Language Through the Lens of Social Justice (1-week face-to-face institute)
CARLA X021 - b6.26: Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development (1-week synchronous online institute)
CARLA X023 - c7.24: Secondary Dual Language and Immersion: Achieving the Promise of Continuation Programs (1-week face-to-face institute)
CARLA X026 - b6.20: Integrating Career Readiness into Language Programs (3-day synchronous online institute)
CARLA X028 - b7.18: Teaching for Proficiency in Dual Language Immersion (3-day synchronous online institute)
CARLA X029 - a6.20: Transforming the Teaching of Language Online (4-week intensive asynchronous online institute)
CARLA X030 - a6.26: Using the Web: Engaged Learning for Today's Students (5-week asynchronous online institute)
CARLA X031 - a6.26: Practical Program Evaluation for Instructors of Less Commonly Taught Languages (3-week asynchronous online institute) NEW
CARLA X032 - b6.26: Introduction to Dual Language Immersion (1-week synchronous online institute) NEW
CARLA X033 - c7.10: Using Target Language Texts to Support Students' Literacies Development (1-week face-to-face institute)
CARLA X130 - 3.25: Balance in the Assessment of World Languages: Increasing Learner Motivation and Proficiency NEW
CARLA X132 - 4.22: Creative Language Teaching at the Post-Secondary Level NEW
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