"The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota is one of several Language Resource Centers (LRC), whose role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. Through United States Department of Education (USDE) Title VI Language Resource Center program funding, CARLA has sponsored a number of research and action initiatives designed to advance the quality of second language teaching, learning, and assessment.
The mission of CARLA is to study multilingualism and multiculturalism, to develop knowledge of second language acquisition, and to advance the quality of second language teaching, learning, and assessment by:
- conducting research and action projects
- sharing research-based and other forms of knowledge across disciplines and education systems
- extending, exchanging, and applying this knowledge in the wider society."