L2TREC TITLE VI NATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER
The University of Utah’s Second Language Teaching and Research Center (L2TReC) is housed in the College of Humanities. L2TReC supports research on Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and works with teachers at all levels of instruction.
The Center hosts events and workshops on SLA research, curriculum development and assessment, and is a resource for the University and the community on language education.
Through its partnership with the Utah State Board of Education, the Center promotes a K-16 vision for Utah’s Dual Language Immersion Program.
As a Department of Education Title VI Language Resource Center (LRC), L2TReC pursues the following goals:
- Identify, document and disseminate effective pedagogical and curricular practices for K-9 DLI instruction.
- Identify, document and disseminate effective pedagogical and curricular practices to support the transition from AP courses to college-level curriculum.
- Develop procedures to assess and mobilize proficiency of heritage speakers of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs).
- Organize professional development opportunities for language educators to promote models and practices grounded in an articulated vision of K-16 language learning.