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Professional Development

instructors at a workshop

The Language Center offers targeted professional development events (e.g., workshops, lectures, roundtables) for language instructors that aim at the dissemination of pedagogical innovations and effective classroom practices.

With the assistance of the Professional Development (PD) Team, the Center sustains a culture of continual and collaborative professional development in the various language departments.  Language instructors at all levels of appointments (i.e., tenure line, P&A, TAs) are welcome to attend the events. 

In addition, the Language Center collaborates each summer with the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) to offer a week-long institute on the use of technology for second language teaching and learning for language instructors in grades K to 16.