Call For Papers Extended Deadline: 6th International Language Teacher Educator Conference


Extended Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2008
Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century:  Sixth International Language Teacher Educator Conference
May 28 – 30, 2009
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.


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.

Conference 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, see:

To contact us:

Sponsored by
The National Capital Language Resource Center (Georgetown University, The George Washington University & The Center for Applied Linguistics)
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota