• Institute Type: 1-week online—synchronous
  • Target Audience: Middle school to postsecondary world language teachers and teacher educators. The institute is not intended for ESL or dual language immersion teachers.

This institute has been specifically designed for world language teachers who want to familiarize themselves with and implement Content-Based Instruction (CBI) in the second language classroom.

During this institute, teachers will learn how to create CBI materials and tasks using varied academic and cultural content to enhance students' language proficiency and content learning. Participants will also learn how to expand their own existing curricula by familiarizing themselves with a framework for Integrating Content, Language, and Literacy (Cammarata, 2016) and utilizing the Content-Based Language Teaching with Technology (CoBaLTT) online resources.


Laurent CammarataLaurent Cammarata is a Professor in Education at the Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Canada. His work focuses on the implementation of meaning-based approaches to curriculum design. His publications have appeared in well-respected scientific venues and have received many academic accolades such as the 2013 Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education. He is the editor of two volumes on the topic, and has been the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education (John Benjamins) since January 2019.

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Section Title
Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development
Online, instructor led
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Jun 24, 2024 to Jun 28, 2024
Online (US Central Time)
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online (US Central Time)
Delivery Options
Instructor Led Online  
Section Details

June 24–28, 2024
9 am–4 pm (Central Time)
Synchronous 1-week online summer institute


  • Book Purchase: The book Content-Based Foreign Language Teaching: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Developing Advanced Thinking and Literacy Skills is required for this online institute. The paperback version of the book (ISBN: 978-0415880169) is approximately $55 USD; the cost of an ebook version from Amazon is approximately $53 USD. You may also be able to request a copy from your school or university library.
  • This 1-week synchronous online institute will run from 9 am–4 pm (Central Time). The schedule includes many synchronous (real-time) presentations, group/partner work, and activities throughout the day. It also includes some off-screen time for independent work and a break for lunch each day.
  • You must be available to participate for the entire day Monday–Friday as all activities build on each other.
  • Make sure you can meet the tech requirements for this institute.

Refund Policy:

  • Written cancellation requests received on or before the Monday four weeks prior to the institute start date are eligible for a refund minus $50 processing fee per participant for each canceled institute. Please send cancellation/refund request to carla@umn.edu.
  • Cancellations received on or before the Monday two weeks prior to the institute start date will be charged $100.
  • No refunds will be granted after the Monday two weeks prior to the institute start date. See exact refund dates on the refund information page.

Contact Information:
For questions regarding course registration, materials, and content, please email carla@umn.edu.
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