German Studies faculty member, Chantelle Warner, is the co-director of CERCLL - Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy, one of three UA centers awarded a total of $4.8 million by the Department of Education. CERCLL is one of 16 national Language Resource Centers that support global education in the U.S. by fostering innovative research and quality educational practices related to the learning of world languages and the development of intercultural competence.
"The biggest challenges facing society today are global in nature, and that calls upon a citizenry ready to negotiate complex encounters taking place across permeable borders where getting by in English is not enough and might even be dangerously deceptive," Warner says. "Multilingual and multicultural awareness and an ability to mediate between languages and cultures is integral for students, whatever futures they imagine for themselves."
The image shows CERCLL's core team: (from left to right) Co-Directors Chantelle Warner and Beatrice Dupuy, and Associate Director Kate Mackay (Photo: Michelle Doggett/College of Humanities).