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CARLA Fellow Program Opportunity

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) seeks applications for the CARLA Fellow Program. Applicants should be University of Minnesota doctoral students who are nearing the end of their program of study. This program is designed to recognize and support the outstanding contributions made by graduate students in the area of second language learning and/or teaching, and to engage graduate students in the exciting work at CARLA.

Two students will be selected to participate as a CARLA Fellow during the 2014-2015 academic year. Criteria for selection include: number of publications and presentations at national and international conferences; local activities as a language advocate, consultant, or teacher educator; strength of candidate statement (see below); and strength of letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

Benefits of being a CARLA Fellow:

  • Receive a $1,000 reimbursement allowance for travel to attend or present at a language related conference
  • Present at a CARLA lunchtime seminar in the spring semester


To Apply:

Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014.

Submit a letter of application to CARLA Director, Elaine Tarone

  • indicate your research interests and
  • describe your past involvement with CARLA and potential future involvement as a CARLA Fellow.

Include the following:

  • a sample of your academic writing related to second language learning and/or teaching,
  • a transcript,
  • a résumé and
  • a recommendation from a faculty member.

Applications should be sent to the CARLA office at 140 University International Center, or can be emailed to Elaine Tarone at etarone@umn.edu.

For more information, contact Karin Larson at 612-624-6022 or email larso205@umn.edu.


CARLA Fellows:

2013-2014:
Fang (Andie) Wang (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D.) 
Amy Young (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D.) 

2012-2013:
Angela George (Hispanic Linguistics/Ph.D)

2011-2012:
Angela Pinilla-Herrera (Hispanic Linguistics/Ph.D)

2010-2011:
Sachiko Horii (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)

2009-2010:
Giang Thùy Pham (Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences/Ph.D.)

2008-2009:
Mandy Menke (Hispanic Linguistics/Ph.D)

2007-2008:
Pam Wesely (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)

2006-2007:
Karla Stone (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)

2005-2006:
Laurent Cammarata (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)

2004-2005:
Anne Dahlman (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)

2003-2004:
Lisa McCowen (Hispanic Linguistics/Ph.D)

2002-2003:
Karen Jorgensen (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)
Paul Magnuson (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)

2001-2002:
Mike Anderson (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)
Jenny Yi-chun Kuo (Linguistics/Ph.D)

2000-2001:
J. Cesar Felix-Brasdefer (Hispanic Linguistics/Ph.D)
Tara Fortune (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)

1999-2000:
Patsy Vinogradov (ESL/MA)
Bonnie Swierzbin (Linguistics/Ph.D)

1998-1999:
Karin Goettsch (ESL/MA)
Francine Klein (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)
John Skinner (ESL/MA)

1997-1998:
Andreas Schramm (Linguistics/Ph.D)
Nima Salehi (ESL/MA)

1996-1997:
Karen Lybeck (Linguistics/ Ph.D)
Patricia Mougel (Second Languages and Cultures Education/Ph.D)

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