Welcome to the PErCOLATE project

What is PErCOLATE?

The Professional dEvelopment for College fOreign LAnguage TEachers (otherwise known as PErCOLATE) project at the University of Arizona's Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL) is dedicated to developing a set of professional development materials to prepare foreign language teaching assistants for teaching in a four-year multidisciplinary and multi-literacy curriculum. On this website, you will find modules and related webinars and bibliographies. We will also be announcing workshops and conferences where we will be presenting the project and its outcomes. We will be watching for other related resources on the professional development of foreign language teaching assistants and adjunct instructors and will bring them to your attention as they become available. So stay tuned and drop us a note using the contact form if you have any questions!

Heather Willis Allen & Beatrice Dupuy

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**Hot off the Press**

mlbookcover.jpegPaesani, K., Allen, H. W., Dupuy, B. (2015). A Multiliteracies Framework for Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching. J. Liskin-Gasparro & M. Lacorte (Eds.) Series on Theory and Practice in Classroom Second Language Instruction. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Where to purchase: Amazon or Pearson Higher Education

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CERCLL and AAUSC (American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators) held a two-day workshop (June 4-5, 2012) in Tucson, AZ on the theme of implementing literacy-based instruction in collegiate FL programs. This workshop was an outreach activity related to the PErCOLATE project, which aims to develop online, open-source modules for teacher professional development in literacy-based FL instruction.

Please visit the CERCLL/AAUSC Workshop page on this site to access slides and handouts and to view photos.

The presenters were: Heather Willis Allen (Univ. Wisconsin - Madison), Beatrice Dupuy (Univ. of Arizona), Karen E. Johnson (The Pennsylvania State Univ.), and Kate Paesani (Wayne State Univ.).

The workshop participants were: Mark Darhower, North Carolina State University, Spanish; Marion Gehlker, Yale University, German; Felecia Lucht, Wayne State University, German; Colleen Ryan, Indiana University, Italian; Marianna Ryshina-Pankova, Georgetown University, German; Tiziana Serafini, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Italian; Joshua Thoms, Utah State University, Spanish; Chantelle Warner, University of Arizona, German.