The 2016 International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence is almost here! It will be held in Tucson, AZ on January 21st – January 24th. Invited speakers include:
Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki, Finland): Intercultural Competence Beyond Orthodoxies.
Dwight Atkinson (University of Arizona, USA): IC from the Side: Expanding the “Cultural” in Intercultural Competence
Paige Ware (Southern Methodist University): Intercultural Competence Inside Digital Contact Zones: Spaces of Reification, Negotiation, and Suspense
The Early Bird Registration Deadline for the conference is Monday, December 7th. Registration fees for the conference increase on December 8th, so get your registration in by Monday’s midnight deadline. Please spread the word about this deadline to anyone you know who may be interested. You can find the registration information here:  
Student scholarships are available, and the application deadline for all scholarships is November 25th.

Also, online/remote options are available at a reduced rate for attending the conference without leaving your office!
Finally, a variety of workshops will be offered. They are listed below for your convenience. For all other information please click on the link above that will take you to the registration information page. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Thank you!
The CERCLL Staff
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
University of Arizona
Implementing a Shared Course Model for the Less Commonly Taught Language
Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl (Director, Center for Language Study, Yale University), Stéphane Charitos (Director, Language Resource Center, Columbia University) and Dick Feldman (Director, Language Resource Center, Cornell University)
Designing Instructional Activities to Foster Intercultural Competence through Media Literacy
Elyse Petit (University of Arizona) and Kristen Michelson (University of Oklahoma)
Using Technology for Increasing Students’ Multiple Literacies and Intercultural Competence
Mohamed Ansary (University of Arizona) and Sonia Shiri (University of Arizona)
Beyond Culture Boxes: Teaching for Intercultural Competence in the Foreign Language Classroom
Kacy Peckenpaugh (Weber State University)
Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning: The First-Year Cornerstone
Christina Frei (University of Pennsylvania) and Bridget Swanson (University of Pennsylvania)
Intercultural (Teaching) Competence from a Universal Design Perspective
Mascha Gemein (University of Arizona) and Sumayya Granger (University of Arizona)
Developing Your Cultural Intelligence: Working Effectively Across Cultures
Michele Villagran (University of North Texas; Pepperdine University)
Developing Intercultural Competencies: Common Goals for Language and Intercultural Educators
Alvino Fantini (SIT Graduate Institute)
The Literary in the Everyday: Teaching Language as Meaning through OER Texts*
Carl Blyth (University of Texas at Austin), Joanna Luks (Cornell University) and Chantelle Warner (University of Arizona)
Teaching Intercultural Competence through Oral Histories
April Brown (NorthWest Arkansas Community College), Jessica A. Schwartz (University of California Los Angeles) and Benetick Kabua Maddison (NorthWest Arkansas Community College; Marshallese Educational Initiative)
Using Games and Simulations to Promote Literacy and Intercultural Competence
Karim Ibrahim (University of Arizona)
ICC 2016 is organized by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL); it is co-organized by the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) Program. It is co-sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, College of Humanities, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona and by the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at Pennsylvania State University; and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin.
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