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The 19th Conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

2015-09-06 21:37
The 19th Conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages is scheduled for April 22-24, 2016, at the Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport- North (with pre-conference workshops scheduled for April 21st, 2016). Proposals are solicited for individual papers, colloquia, and poster sessions to be presented at this conference.

Submissions should fall broadly within the conference theme:
"Positioning the LCTLs with Paradigm Shifts in US Education"

Although proposed presentations may focus on individual languages, each paper should strive to address issues with relevance to many languages. The focus of session topics include;    
  • Foreign Language Instruction in K-12 setting
  • LCTL  Material Development
  • LCTL  Teacher Training and Development
  • LCTL  Methodology
  • LCTL  Sustainability
  • LCTL  Innovation and Technology
  • LCTL L2 Research
  • LCTL Testing and Assessment
  • Research and Assessment in Foreign language Teaching or Learning   
Other topics for consideration would include heritage language learners: bilingual education students; autonomous and self-instructional settings; distance learning and technology use; outreach and advocacy initiatives curriculum and materials development. Teacher training and professionalization will also be welcomed. 

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS are to be 30 minutes long, 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion. A paper should focus clearly on issues related to the main conference theme. Papers may be based on original research or practical experience.
COLLOQUIA allow for extensive discussion on a distinct topic. There are two different blocks of time: 1 hour and 30 minutes (typically 3-4 presenters/discussants) or 3 hours (e.g., 5-6 presenters/discussants). Colloquium organizers are to address topics that will foster dialogue among attendees and also address the conference theme. Preference will be given to colloquia that cut across different languages or language groups. Only limited number of 3 hour  colloquia will be selected. 

POSTER PRESENTATION may focus on completed work or work in progress related to the teaching and/or learning of less commonly taught languages. They may be in either: the traditional poster format, such as presentation of materials, or of research completed or in progress, or demonstrations of instructional or information technology. (NB, any proposal in this category requiring technical support must specify in detail the type of hardware or software needed). Poster presentations will be 60 minutes.

Proposals may ONLY be submitted in electronic format by:
  • Creating a user account on the 2016 NCOLCTL Conference Call for Paper website (HERE)
For a proposal to be considered, complete the prompted steps to submit your abstract. 
A 30 word abstract  
b. One and half long page proposal (1000 word Max)

This electronic format is the only way in which Proposals/Abstracts may be submitted for this conference.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is October 16th 2015. Applicants will be notified by the Program Committee after October 30th, 2015 whether or not their proposal has been accepted. All presenters will be required to pre-register and pre-pay for the conference. Details about registration are to be found on the NCOLCTL 2016 Conference website.
If you have any questions regarding proposal submission, please contact the NCOLCTL Secretariat at: proposal@ncolctl.org or Tel: 1-812-856-4185 
Submit your proposal HERE  

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