TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #33: Upcoming conferences and institutes (6/3/2008)

There are lots of conferences and institutes coming up for dual language/two-way immersion practitioners. Some are approaching very quickly, but there still is space available!


CARLA Summer Institutes

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has sponsored an internationally known summer institute program for second language teachers since 1996. These interactive workshops include discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and networking, and link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom.

Among the institutes offered this year is one which will be presented by Lynn Thompson of the Center for Applied Linguistics along with CARLA’s Tara Fortune:

Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education: "How well do students speak the immersion language?" (July 14-18, 2008)

More information and registration forms are available on the CARLA website at: To request a print brochure email the CARLA office at

2-Way CABE Annual Conference

June 30-July 3, 2008
Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach, CA

It is not too late to register for the 16th Annual National Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program Summer Conference. Download registration information from

Julie Sugarman of the Center for Applied Linguistics will be giving two presentations this year, and would be very happy to see you there:

Guiding Principles for the Guiding Principles: Conducting a Successful Self-Evaluation

July 1, 10:30-12:00 (room: Garden II)

Intellectualism, Equity, and Leadership in Two-Way Immersion

July 1, 3:30-5:00 (room: Palm)


NABE Dual Immersion SIG Pre-Conference Institute

February 17, 2009

Austin, TX

Deadline for submission of paper proposals: September 1, 2008

The NABE Dual Immersion SIG (Special Interest Group) is once again holding a one-day pre-conference institute on dual language/two-way immersion on the day before the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) annual conference in February, 2009. The call for papers is now open. Each presentation will be one hour and should speak to dual language or two-way immersion education. Proposals are due September 1, 2008. Please e-mail for the Call for Proposals form.

Las Semillas de La Cosecha: Dual Language Family & Community Conference
Dual Language Education of New Mexico

September 19, 2008

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Dual Language Education of New Mexico announces the second annual Dual Language Family & Community Conference. The purpose of the conference is “to celebrate our community; acknowledging our accomplishments and sharing our needs and wants in order to become stronger advocate of dual language education.”

For registration information and presenter/exhibitor proposal forms, visit

Immersion Education: Pathways to Bilingualism & Beyond

October 16–18, 2008

Crowne Plaza Riverfront, St. Paul, MN

Language immersion education has emerged as a uniquely constituted, highly effective program model for launching students on the road to bilingualism, multilingualism and intercultural competence. School-based immersion programs follow a variety of paths, including one-way foreign language immersion, two-way bilingual immersion, and indigenous immersion for language and culture revitalization. While each pathway targets distinct socio-cultural contexts and educational needs, all are grounded in a set of core characteristics with a strong focus on subject matter learning as well as language development.

Under the leadership of two national centers in the U.S., CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota) and CAL (Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C.), this third international conference on immersion education brings these pathways together to engage in meaningful dialogue and professional exchange across languages, levels, learner audiences, program models and sociopolitical contexts.

Registration is now open. See for more information.

Exhibitor information has recently been posted at


13th Annual La Cosecha Dual Language Conference

November 12-15, 2008

Santa Fe Convention Center, NM


Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Dual Language Conference which will be held November 12-15, 2008 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. The conference brings together educators, parents, researchers and the community that support dual language enrichment education. Come share your experience and knowledge, and “harvest” (network) the best of our multilingual/multicultural communities.

See for information on registration and the invitation to exhibit at the conference.


This is the 33rd in a series of occasional post-only mailings from the Center for Applied Linguistics (, with support from the Illinois Resource Center ( These messages include information about current dual language/two-way immersion news, publications, and events.

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