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中欧ology and
Second Language Learning

中欧ology has always been an important part of CARLA's work and is now included as part of all of CARLA's initiatives. However, there are technology-specific projects and other related activities, including the CARLA website!

中欧ology Summer Institutes

Please see theCARLA Summer Institutepages for information on the current summer institutes. These technology institutes have been offered most years:

  • "Transforming the Teaching of Language Online" (TTLO) is a unique online professional development program, offered completely online as a 4-week, intensive institute that gives teacher participants the experience of taking an online course along with guidelines and best practices for developing and delivering an online language course. It also looks at online language pedagogy and the use of tech tools for the 3 modes of communication, materials creation, and assessment and feedback. Participants also have the opportunity to create an ePortfolio for themselves in preparation for doing the same with students.
  • "Using the Web for Communicative Language Learning" - a completely online, 5-week long look at social media, professional networking on the web, and tech tools for the 3 communicative modes.

Teaching Languages Online (TLO) Project

This project focused on thetraining of language teachers to teach online, starting with a survey for a needs assessment, collecting resources in an online bibliography, and created an intensive summer teacher development program for teaching languages online (TTLO).


  • TheCARLA Tech Wikicontains the web resources used during the CARLA Technology summer institute for many years up to 2020. There are pages of links and information about our favorite tech tools that you will find very useful.
  • The LT4 Technology Project createdonline tech integration modulesfor some basics of incorporating technology in language teaching and learning. These modules were started as part of theCoBaLTT projectand were developed as part of the 2006-2010 grant cycle.

Other Tech-Related CARLA Projects

Includes information on the some of CARLA's foundational work on technology for languages, andother CARLA projectswith technology content on the CARLA website.

CARLA Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

Each summer CARLA offers a wide array ofprofessional development opportunitiesfor K-16 language teachers including institutes focused on using technology in second language teaching, using the web for language learning, and teaching language online.

CARLA Bibliography

TheCARLA bibliographyhas more information on presentations and publications done by faculty, students, and staff involved with technology.

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