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Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

CARLA is one of the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI National Language Resource Centers, whose role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages. A longstanding initiative at CARLA focuses on advancing research and practice in dual language and immersion education.

CARLA’s mission is to study multilingualism and multiculturalism, to develop knowledge of second language acquisition, and to advance the quality of second language teaching, learning, and assessment by:

Visit the CARLA website to learn more about the following activities related to language immersion education and language education in general:

Immersion Education and Research

Research and Programs

Professional Development


CARLA Update
Subscribe to the electronic or print versions of CARLA’s quarterly newsletter.

Bookmark the CARLA website and visit often for updates.