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Indigenous Languages of Latin America Workshop: Pedagogy & Technology

Taller de lenguas indígenas de América Latina: pedagogía y tecnología

The Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Utah, is pleased to offer professional development workshops for instructors of Indigenous languages of Latin America.

CLAS brings together instructors of Indigenous languages of Latin America in the Taller de lenguas indígenas de América Latina to present, share, and discuss methods, materials, resources, challenges, and successes specific to the teaching of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL), specifically Indigenous languages of Latin America, in the U.S. classroom. Working sessions are dedicated to the development of materials and plans that participants can take back to their institutions.

Upcoming Workshop

March 7-9, 2019
Stanford University


Registration Fee

$200 - Includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs.

Registration fees should be paid by check (made out to "Stanford Univerity"), sent by mail to

Center for Latin American Studies
c/o Molly Aufdermauer
582 Alvarado Row
Stanford, CA 93405-8545

If your institution needs an invoice, we can provide one.


Thursday, March 7:    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Friday, March 8:    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9:    9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Hotels close to campus can be expensive. Included below are some more economic options.

Stanford Guest House*
Schwab Residential Center*
Coronet Motel
Hotel Parmani
Stanford Terrace Inn
Comfort Inn

*Reservations at Stanford Guest House y Schwab Residential Center should be made through Molly Aufdermauer, Please do not contact them directly.

Getting Here

The closest airports to Stanford University are San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC). Stanford is roughly equidistant from these airports.

We can provide you with recommendations on transportation from the airport to Stanford University upon request.


Please direct all questions to Molly Aufdermauer at

Workshops are conducted in Spanish.

Previous Workshops

October 12, 2018
Virtual Meeting

Participants engaged in a workshop on curriculum design with Ali Miano, Coordinator of the Spanish Language Program and Lecturer in Spanish at Stanford University.

March 8-10, 2018
Stanford University

During this three-day workshop, instructors presented strategies, methods, and materials relating to the teaching of Indigenous languages of Latin America. Discussions were focused on the development of learning objectives, syllabi, and teaching materials.

March 2018 Workshop Schedule

October 28, 2017
Virtual Meeting

This workshop continued the conversation started in the March 2017 workshop on Stanford Campus. Participants discussed curriculum design, pedagogy, and the use of technology in the Indigenous language classroom.

March 6-10, 2017
Stanford University

During this five-day workshop, instructors participated in a range of sessions focused on classroom instruction of Indigenous languages of Latin America. The sessions covered
  • quality instructional practice;
  • syllabus design best practices;
  • the use of technology in the Indigenous language classroom, including distance learning;
  • language classroom observations; and
  • an intensive two-day ACTFL Modified OPI Assessment Workshop, conducted by an ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) certified trainer. Participants learned techniques for administering and rating the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) at the Novice and Intermediate levels, as well as how to apply proficiency principles to classroom practice.

March 2017 Workshop Schedule


CLAS is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center (NRC). Supported by the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of Title VI, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, NRCs serve to strengthen access to and training in the major languages of their respective regions, and to broaden area studies training across all disciplines.