In episode 49, Stacey is joined by Dr. Kate Paesani, the Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) and affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. Kate tells us about the wealth of resources CARLA can offer teachers. She also discusses her research on multiliteracies, a framework that allows learners to engage with authentic texts in multiple ways.


Show Notes

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You can learn more about Kate and her work on her CARLA faculty page.

To learn more about CARLA , the center Kate directs, visit

 If you are interested in learning more about the multiliteracies framework…
…the CARLA page on literacies
…a video of a presentation by Kate and her colleague Many Menke
…Menke, M. R., & Paesani, K. (2018). Analysing foreign language instructional materials through the lens of the multiliteracies framework. Language, Culture, and Curriculum. DOI: 10.1080/007908318.2018.1461898
…Allen, H., & Paesani, K. (2010). Exploring the feasibility of a pedagogy of
multiliteracies in introductory foreign language courses.  L2 Journal, 2, 119-142.
…The learning by design page of the Cope & Kalantzis’s New Learning website: (for an explanation and examples of the pedagogy)
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