Call for Proposals: “Best Practices in Language Instruction,” Language Symposium 2010 (UChicago), Deadline: February 22

Language Symposium 2010
“Best Practices in Language Instruction”
April 16-17, 2010
University of Chicago

A yet-to-be-named keynote speaker will speak on Friday night.

On Saturday the Symposium will continue with presentations on innovations in all areas of language instruction.  Topics may include:

Curricular or instructional innovations in the four skills or grammar or vocabulary
Creative uses and integration of multimedia
Meaningful fusion of culture and language learning
Content-based instruction or language across the curriculum models

Integration of language and culture with other disciplines

Assessment models with an impact on instruction

Research with implications on curricula or instruction
Innovative articulation models
Integration of study abroad

Language instructors at all levels are invited to submit proposals; all languages are welcome.
For more information, visit
Proposal submission deadline: Monday, February 22, 2010
Early registration deadline: Friday, April 2, 2010


Friday, April 16, 2010

5:00 p.m. Tours, Center for the Study of Languages
5:30 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker and Discussion

Saturday, April 17, 2010

9:30-11:00 a.m. Session 1
11:00-11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Session 2
1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00-3:30 p.m. Session 3
3:30-4:30 p.m. Wrap-Up and Closing Reception

For a copy of the proposal form and/or for more information, please contact either Catherine Baumann ( or Steven Clancy (

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