Call for Papers: 6th International Language Teacher Educator Conference

Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century:
Sixth International Language Teacher Educator Conference


May 28 – 30, 2009
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
Deadline for Submissions: December 15, 2008

Designed for practitioners and researchers involved in the preparation and ongoing professional development of language teachers, LTE 2009 will address the education of teachers of all languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in many national and international contexts in which this takes place including: English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) instruction; foreign/modern/world language teaching; bilingual education; immersion education; indigenous and minority language education; and the teaching of less commonly taught languages.


The conference will focus on four broad themes:

Theme I: The Knowledge Base of Language Teacher Education
Theme II: Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
Theme lll: Collaborations in Language Teacher Education
Theme IV: Practices in Language Teacher Education

Plenary Speakers:

* Second Language Teacher Education in Times of Change: Jack Richards, The Regional Language Centre
* Teacher Cognition and Communicative Language Teaching: Simon Borg, University of Leeds
* The Moral Lives of Teacher Educators: Bill Johnston, Indiana University
* A Sociocultural Perspective on Language Teacher Education: Karen Johnson, Pennsylvania State University

Types of Sessions

Symposia (2 hours):
Paper Sessions (25-minute papers)
Discussion Sessions (55 minutes)
Poster Sessions (60 Minutes)

For more information and to submit a proposal, please come to

Sponsored by

The National Capital Language Resource Center
Georgetown University
The George Washington University
The Center for Applied Linguistics