Register by May 31, Save $100 - Developing Classroom Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages at CARLA

  • 15 Jul 2013
  • 19 Jul 2013
  • CARLA, Minneapolis, MN
CARLA is pleased to announce a special discount of $100 for LCTL teachers to attend the CARLA summer institute on Developing Classroom Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages. A short description of the institute can be found below; the full information is on the CARLA website: http://www.carla.umn. edu/institutes/2013/lctl.html.

Developing Classroom Materials
for Less Commonly Taught Languages

July 15-19, 2013

Instructors of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) are often challenged by the lack of quality instructional materials. This institute will provide LCTL teachers with practical tools and hands-on experience in developing a wide range of materials to fit the needs of LCTL students and improve their ability to use the language for communicative purposes. Grounded in the latest research on effective language pedagogy and second language acquisition, this institute will focus on proficiency-oriented approaches to teaching. Institute participants will engage in a highly interactive program that features hands-on materials development in small groups and in the computer lab.

Teachers in this summer institute will:
  • Explore the latest research on second language acquisition and its implications for LCTL material development;

  • Create new materials for teaching and improve materials currently available for your LCTL;
  • Adapt materials and activities from other languages;
  • Use technology in appropriate and effective ways; and
  • Incorporate current authentic resources and visual elements into your materials.

Bill Johnston is associate professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University. He has worked in language teacher education for many years with a specialty in language teaching methods and materials, and teacher development for ESL and LCTLs. He is the author of Values in English Language Teaching and numerous publications in the field of language pedagogy.

Louis Janus, Ph.D., is the coordinator of the LCTL Project at CARLA and has taught Norwegian for many years. He has authored software, a workbook for elementary Norwegian, and a Norwegian grammar book. Dr. Janus has led many workshops throughout the country on using technology in the LCTL classroom.

Apply a $100 to the $350 cost for registrations received by May 31, 2013 and you will pay only $250 for this week-long professional development opportunity. Those wishing to register can do so here: http://www.regonline. com/institutes2013. Registration questions can be sent to

If you have questions about the institute, please contact Louis Janus at

Hurry! The early bird deadline is May 31!

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