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Summer Institutes for Immersion Teachers

November 21, 2015

Summer Institutes for Immersion Teachers

CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition) offers these popular institutes that are designed specifically for immersion educators (K–12) and immersion program leaders:

Character Literacy Development in Mandarin ImmersionNEW!
June 20-24, 2016
Presenters: Tara Fortune, Luyi Lien, Haomin Zhang
Participants in this new institute will learn research-based methods of moving their Mandarin immersion learners towards more fluent character processing and text comprehension.

Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching
July 11-15, 2016
Presenters: Tara Fortune and a team of veteran immersion teachers
This institute provides novice immersion teachers with the tools and information they need to survive and thrive in the immersion classroom. The institute offers two teacher sessions simultaneously and an expanded 3-day session for administrators of immersion education programs.

Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education: Teacher Collaboration for Integrating Language and Content in Grades 5–12NEW! 

July 18-22, 2016
Presenter: Roy Lyster
At this new institute, pairs of middle and high school immersion teachers who work with the same students will explore ways to collaborate on integrating language and content in their immersion programs.

More information is available on the CARLA website at:

Registration will open on January 8, 2016.
To request a copy of a print brochure you can email the CARLA office at:

The institutes have been developed and are offered with the support, in part, of 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.


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