Extended Deadline: Funding for LCTL Teachers at CARLA Summer Institutes

Deadline Extended to April 30, 2010

Special Funding Support for LCTL Teachers for Professional Development at the CARLA Summer Institutes


To support the improvement of instruction of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs), the University of Minnesota’s National Resource Centers offer a limited number of $600 stipends for LCTL teachers to help defray the cost of attending any of the CARLA summer institutes. The University NRCs––the Consortium for the Study of the Asias (CSA), the European Studies Consortium (ESC) and the Institute for Global Studies (IGS)––are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsor this program as part of their mission to support LCTL teachers. Applications are due by April 30, 2010.

See the following for more information and application materials:

European LCTL teachers see: http://www.esc.umn.edu/CARLA.htm

Asian LCTL teachers see: http://asias.umn.edu/funding/k16.html

All other LCTLs see: http://igs.cla.umn.edu/outreach/language.html

For more details about the stipend program see:http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/scholarships.html

CARLA Summer Institutes 2010

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has sponsored a summer institute program for second language teachers since 1996. These internationally-known institutes reflect CARLA’s commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom.

Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and plenty of networking opportunities. Participants at the CARLA summer institutes have come from all over the world. They have included foreign language and ESL teachers at all levels of instruction, program administrators, and curriculum specialists. Over 3,000 language teachers have participated in the summer institute program since it began.

The institutes for summer 2010 that are still open for registration are:

Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching for Character-Based Languages

June 21–25, 2010

Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education: Language and Learning Disorders and the Struggling Immersion Learner

July 12–16, 2010

Focusing on Learner Language:

Second Language Acquisition Basics for Teachers

July 12–16, 2010

Developing Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)

July 19-–23, 2010

Improving Language Learning: Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction

July 19-–23, 2010

Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom

July 19-–23, 2010

Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development

July 26–30, 2010

Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom

July 26–30, 2010

Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language

July 26–30, 2010

More information about each institute is available on the CARLA website at: http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/