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CARLA Summer Institutes 2014

Integrating Theory and Practice

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has offered a summer institute program for second language teachers since 1996. The institutes offered by CARLA reflect our commitment to connecting research with practice as well as our ongoing mission to share what we've learned with teachers and their second language learners. Linking research and theory with practical applications for the classroom, each institute includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and networking with colleagues.

“The CARLA institute provided me with a different point of view when it comes to teaching languages. The presenters were candid and had a great sense of humor, but most of all were very knowledgeable about the content provided. They were able to present the topics on the level of the learners and gave concrete examples of the theory presented.”
— CARLA Summer Institute Participant


2014 Summer Institute Schedule

Note: Many of the institutes are already full!


Who Participates in the CARLA Summer Institutes?

CARLA summer institute participants - more than 4,000 to date - have come from every state and countries all over the world. They have included foreign language, immersion, and ESL teachers at all levels of instruction, as well as program administrators, curriculum specialists, and language teacher educators.

The institutes have been developed and are supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Language Resource Center program. The summer institutes are co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development and College of Liberal Arts.

Many of the institutes fill up quickly, so register early!


CARLA Institute Participants



Articulation of Language Instruction
Assessment of Second Language
Content-Based Language Instruction
Culture and Language Learning
Immersion Education
Learner Language
Less Commonly Taught Languages
Maximizing Study Abroad
Pragmatics/Speech Acts
Strategies for Language Learning
Technology and Language Learning

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