Special Stipends for LCTL Teachers
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 11, 2008.
European LCTL teachers see: 
Asian LCTL teachers see: 
All other LCTLs see:
For more details about the stipend program see:
CARLA Summer Institutes 2008
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. This internationally-known program reflects 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.
The CARLA summer institute program is very popular, so register early!
The institutes that will be offered during summer 2008 are:
Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching for Chinese and Japanese
June 23-27, 2008
Presenters: Tara Fortune with Michael Bacon and Molly Wieland
Using Technology in Second Language Teaching
July 14-18, 2008
Presenters: Marlene Johnshoy, Beth Kautz, Jenise Rowekamp, Rick Treece, Pablo Viedma, Jian Wu, Zhen Zou
Developing Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)
July 14-18, 2008
Presenters: Bill Johnston and Louis Janus
Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education: 
"How well do students speak the immersion language?"

July 14-18, 2008
Presenters: Tara Fortune and Lynn Thompson
Focusing on Learner Language: 
Second Language Acquisition Basics for Teachers

July 21-25, 2008
Presenters: Elaine Tarone and Maggie Broner
Improving Language Learning: 
Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction

July 21-25, 2008
Presenters: Martha Nyikos and Andrew Cohen
Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development 
July 21-25, 2008
Presenter: Laurent Cammarata
Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching 
July 21-25, 2008 (Session 1) -or- July 28-August 1, 2008 (Session 2)
Presenters: Diane Tedick, Tara Fortune, Maureen Curran Dorsano, and Mandy Menke
Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom
July 28-Aug. 1, 2008
Presenters: Ursula Lentz and Donna Clementi
Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom
July 28-Aug. 1, 2008
Presenter: Francine Klein
Language and Culture in Sync: 
Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language 

July 28-Aug. 1, 2008
Presenters: Noriko Ishihara and Andrew Cohen
The cost of each of the CARLA summer institutes is $350 if registration is received by May 31, 2007 and $400 after that date. More information and registration forms will soon be available on the CARLA website at: Brochures are available now at the CARLA office. To request a copy you can email the CARLA office at: [log in to unmask]

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Louis Janus, Ph.D.
 Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Project
 Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
 University of Minnesota
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 674 Heller Hall (visiting)
 271 19th Avenue So.
 Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA
 phone: 612/624-9016; fax: 612/624-7514
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