CULTR will host the 12th Biennial Language Teacher Education Conference in Atlanta in Spring 2021. This collaboration allows CULTR to continue the efforts of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota, which founded the biennial conference in 1999, the only conference of its kind for professionals who educate the nation’s K-16 language teachers. Offering the conference in Atlanta, one of the nation’s business transportation hubs and more affordable conference cities, will make the event more accessible to language educators from all regions of the country. Because of the hosting institution’s MSI designation, CULTR will add a new conference strand focusing on the vital need for language education among underrepresented students in the K-16 continuum and offer unique insights into the opportunity gap that plagues schools in many urban areas. The conference will also be a venue for disseminating LRC-funded initiatives and materials through sessions and pre-conference workshops. To enhance the impact of the conference, the co-chairs will edit refereed conference proceedings.
Additional information will be added to this page as we approach the event date.