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Due to a server problem, the UC Language Consortium is requesting that everyone who has already submitted a proposal for the SLA Conference in April RESUBMIT THEIR PROPOSAL ONLINE BY FEB. 5 as a safety precaution. Notifications will be going out to presenters no later than Wednesday, Feb. 17.

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If you have not yet submitted a proposal you can still do so until February 5.

See http://uccllt.ucdavis.edu/events/fifth_conf/call_2010.html for pertinent information for anyone interested in presenting a paper at the conference. All abstract submissions will be on-line with a new deadline of February 5th.

Here is a description of the conference:

The 5th UC Language Consortium Conference on SLA Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives

For the First Time in Partnership with the East Coast Language Consortium

University of California, San Diego

April 23-25, 2010

APRIL 23RD

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

MARK TURNER

Institute Professor and

Professor of Cognitive Science

Case Western Reserve University

APRIL 24th

OPEN SESSIONS

APRIL 25TH

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP

LYLE F. BACHMAN

Professor of Applied Linguistics

and TESL, University of California, Los Angeles

We invite submissions for presentations from scholars in all disciplines who are involved in all types of research on second language learning and teaching. In order to focus on issues of concern to scholars and teachers in California, but also to include as broad a range of interests as possible, we particularly encourage proposals in the following thematic areas:

Literature and Culture in Language Study

Language Learning for the Heritage Student

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Second-Language-Acquisition Theory

Innovative Classroom Applications of Second-Language-Acquisition Theory

*DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by February 5, 2010 *

Submit abstracts online at: http://uccllt.ucdavis.edu/events/fifth_conf/call_2010.html

All papers must represent original, unpublished work. Presentations may be up to 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions. All submissions will be evaluated anonymously. Confirmation of receipt of submissions will be sent by e-mail. If your paper is accepted, your submitted abstract will be used for the conference handbook. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the primary author by late January via e-mail.

Pre-registration materials will be available in January, and a preliminary schedule will be available in February, 2010.

FUNDING

Note to faculty, lecturers, and graduate students: There will be limited funding provided by the UC Language Consortium for travel and lodging expenses for both participants and attendees.

Further information will be available on the website in early January.

Sponsored by the UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching.

The UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching is a system-wide initiative designed to make the most effective use of UC’s vast linguistic resources and expertise. The consortium fosters collaboration among and across the language programs at the UC campuses with an eye to increasing student access to language study through a combination of the best classroom practices, technological enhancements and study and work-abroad programs.

Call for Papers –L2 Journal

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The L2 Journal is a fully refereed, interdisciplinary journal which aims to promote the research and the practice of language learning and teaching. It publishes articles in English on all aspects of applied linguistics broadly conceived, i.e., second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, bilingualism and multilingualism, language and technology, curriculum development and teacher training, testing and evaluation. The journal is supported by the UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching and the Berkeley Language Center Website, and is available ONLINE free of charge.

We are seeking submissions of previously unpublished manuscripts on any topic related to the area of language learning and teaching. Articles should be written so that they are accessible to a broad audience of language educators, including those individuals who may not be familiar with the particular subject matter addressed in the article. General guidelines will be available for reporting on both quantitative and qualitative research, as well as on pedagogic reports and think pieces.

Articles should report on original research or present an original framework that links previous research, educational theory, and language teaching practices. Full-length articles should be approximately 8000 words in length, including references, and should include an abstract of no more than 200 words, and should follow the APA style sheet. Appendices should be limited to no more than 1,500 words. We encourage articles that take advantage of the electronic format by including hypermedia links to multimedia material both within and outside the article.

Visit us on the web at http://repositories.cdlib.org/uccllt/l2/

SLRF 2010 at University of Maryland

October 14-17, 2010

Call for proposals

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Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2010

The 2010 Second Language Research Forum will be held October 14-17 at the Riggs Alumni Center of the University of Maryland. In concert with the theme “Reconsidering SLA research: Dimensions and Directions”, this year’s SLRF conference will bring together relevant theories and research methodology from various disciplines that deepen our understanding of SLA and its application to real world needs.

To this end, we are soliciting papers and posters that investigate SLA from a variety of perspectives that add to our collective understanding of SLA in theory, research, and practice. The submission of abstracts and the refereeing process will be carried out through the SRLF 2010 web submission system. Abstracts for all presentation formats should be submitted at: http://www.webspace.umd.edu/SLRF2010/.

Abstracts will be considered in any area of L2 research including, but not limited to:

Formal approaches to SLA

Cognitive approaches to SLA

Socio-cultural approaches to SLA

Neurocognitive approaches to SLA

L2 psycholinguistics

Instructional SLA, classroom research, and pedagogy

L2 assessment and research methodology

Bilingualism and heritage language acquisition

Proposals are invited for individual papers and posters. All abstracts for papers and posters should be limited to 300 words.

Paper Presentations:

Paper presentations will be 20 minutes long, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

Poster Presentations:

Posters are intended for one-on-one discussion of research. Presenters with work in progress are encouraged to consider submitting abstracts for poster presentation.

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2010

Notification of Acceptance: July 1, 2010

SLRF 2010 Website: http://www.webspace.umd.edu/SLRF2010/

For more information please contact SLRF2010@umd.edu

Due to several requests from our membership the deadline for receiving proposals for the 1st South Asian Language Teachers Association’s Mini-Conference has been extended.

******Extended Deadline Monday January 11th ******

1st South Asian Language Teachers Association’s Mini-Conference in conjunction with the 13th International Conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

Venue: Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin

April 22-25, 2010

Theme: “Challenges and Effective Strategies in South Asian Language pedagogy”

sub-topics:

*Promoting South Asian Languages in and out of classroom

*Changing profiles of learners of South Asian Languages

*Professional Purposes in South Asian Language (SAL) classrooms

The South Asian Language Teachers Association (SALTA) is now soliciting proposals of individual papers or colloquia for its 1st mini-conference at the13th international conference of National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL).

Proposals should fall broadly within the conference theme, “Challenges and Effective Strategies in South Asian Language pedagogy”, and should address one of the sub-topics listed above. Although proposed presentations may focus on individual languages, they should address issues that clearly relate to more than just that one South Asian language. Presentations may address any aspect of language study including curriculum and material development, methodology, bilingual education, heritage language learners, autonomous and self-instructional settings, professionalization, outreach and advocacy, and the use of technology in teaching languages. Other topics such as teacher training, professional development, research, and assessment are also welcome.

Individual papers are to be 20 minutes long. A paper should focus clearly on issues related to the main conference theme. Papers may be based on research or practical experience. Colloquia are to be 90 minutes long. A colloquium proposal should specify three or more presenters who will address the conference theme. Preference will be given to colloquia that cut across different South Asian languages.

Proposals should indicate the title and kind of presentation (paper or colloquium) in the upper left-hand corner, and the name of the presenter and the presenter’s primary language(s) in the upper right-hand corner. The proposed title should not exceed ten words. Next should be a 50-75 word abstract suitable for inclusion in the conference program. The proposal text should be 150-200 words long and may not exceed one page in length.

*Deadline: *All submissions must be received no later than* Monday January 11th. *Applicants will be notified through email by January 20th whether their proposal has been accepted.*

*Please send all submissions and inquiries to gshah@rice.edu.

Due to several requests from the SALTA membership the deadline for receiving proposals has been extended

Final Deadline Monday January 11th

1st South Asian Language Teachers Association’s Mini-Conference in conjunction with the 13th International Conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Venue: Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin

April 22-25, 2010

Theme: “Challenges and Effective Strategies in South Asian Language pedagogy”

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sub-topics:

*Promoting South Asian Languages in and out of classroom

*Changing profiles of learners of South Asian Languages

*Professional Purposes in South Asian Language (SAL) classrooms

The South Asian Language Teachers Association (SALTA) is now soliciting proposals of individual papers or colloquia for its 1st mini-conference at the13th international conference of National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL).

Proposals should fall broadly within the conference theme, “Challenges and Effective Strategies in South Asian Language pedagogy”, and should address one of the sub-topics listed above. Although proposed presentations may focus on individual languages, they should address issues that clearly relate to more than just that one South Asian language. Presentations may address any aspect of language study including curriculum and material development, methodology, bilingual education, heritage language learners, autonomous and self-instructional settings, professionalization, outreach and advocacy, and the use of technology in teaching languages. Other topics such as teacher training, professional development, research, and assessment are also welcome.

Individual papers are to be 20 minutes long. A paper should focus clearly on issues related to the main conference theme. Papers may be based on research or practical experience. Colloquia are to be 90 minutes long. A colloquium proposal should specify three or more presenters who will address the conference theme. Preference will be given to colloquia that cut across different South Asian languages.

Proposals should indicate the title and kind of presentation (paper or colloquium) in the upper left-hand corner, and the name of the presenter and the presenter’s primary language(s) in the upper right-hand corner. The proposed title should not exceed ten words. Next should be a 50-75 word abstract suitable for inclusion in the conference program. The proposal text should be 150-200 words long and may not exceed one page in length.

*Deadline: *All submissions must be received no later than* Monday January 11th. *Applicants will be notified through email by January 20th whether their proposal has been accepted.*

*Please send all submissions and inquiries to gshah@rice.edu.

Due to the problems shared with NCOLCTL in sending proposals through the online system for NCOLCTL 2010, NCOLCTL is extending the proposal submission date to December 20, 2009 as the FINAL DEADLINE.

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If you cannot send your proposal through the online system, please send it as an attachment.

The method for submitting proposals for the 2010 NCOLCTL Conference is a “fillable” PDF form called the “Proposal Submission Form.” It can be found here. The following are instructions for using the form. Please read these instructions carefully.

IMPORTANT: ONLY ELECTRONIC FORM SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please do not e-mail or “snail-mail” your proposal to NCOLCTL. If you have difficulty with the Proposal Submission Form, please contact NCOLCTL at: ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu.

The deadline for proposal submissions is: December 20, 2009

To complete this form, you will need Adobe® Reader®.  Get Adobe Reader.

Once you have opened the form:

1. Reread the instructions.

2. Reread the Call for Proposals. Make sure that your proposal adheres to the conference guidelines. Consider looking at the 2010 Program for the titles and abstracts of accepted sessions.

3. Complete all fields. The directions below, corresponding by alphabetical letter to each field on the Form, will help you understand the nature of information requested. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*). The form will not be submitted to NCOLCTL unless these fields contain valid information.

A. Title of Proposed Session. The Title of your proposal should not exceed ten (10) words. Once again, consider looking at the 2010 Program for the titles and abstracts of accepted sessions.

B. Abstract. Your Abstract may not exceed 500 characters (or about 50 words). Spaces are counted as one character each. This should be a very brief summary of your full proposal (below). If your paper is chosen for presentation at the conference, this abstract will appear in the conference program.

C. Proposal. This is the full description of what you are proposing to present. It should be much more detailed than the abstract. Your Proposal may not exceed 3000 characters (or about 500 words). Again, spaces are counted as one character each.

D. Session Type. You must indicate the type of session, “Paper,” “Colloquium,” or “Poster Session.”

Paper Sessions are 20 minutes long. The author (or authors) of a single paper will present their research findings and/or innovations and answer questions from session attendees.

Colloquia are 90-minute sessions where multiple individuals will present various aspects of one issue and answer questions from session attendees.

If needed, one or more Poster Sessions will be held. One room will serve a number of presenters who will display their research findings and/or innovations on or above 3′ x 6′ tables. Presenters will be required to remain with their display to answer questions and describe their research to session attendees.

If you have questions/concerns about these session types, please email ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu.

E. Language(s) of Interest. If your presentation pertains to a specific language, or set of languages, please indicate so. If your presentation pertains to many languages or LCTL pedagogy in general, type: “General.”

F. Technology Needs. You must indicate whether or not you will need the conference organizers to provide you with basic technological devices for your presentation. Basic devices include: Laptop Computers, LCD Projectors, Computer Speakers, and Overhead Projectors. Any other devices will need to be provided by the presenters. If you do not indicate the need for basic devices on the Proposal Submission Form, none may be available to you at the conference. Exceptions will NOT be made, so please plan ahead.

G. Contact Information. You must indicate a contact person regarding this proposal. NCOLCTL will need to communicate with that person leading up to the conference. If the proposed session has only one speaker, then this person will also be the contact person. If there are many speakers, the contact person will serve as the liaison between NCOLCTL and the rest of the speakers.

H. Speaker Information. You must complete the information for at least one speaker. The speaker’s name and institution will appear in the conference program; the rest of the information will remain confidential. NCOLCTL does NOT distribute such information. If more than one speaker will participate in your presentation, please indicate those speakers as well. For more than four speakers, please check the box at the bottom of page 2 and e-mail the relevant information to: ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu.

4. When you press the “Submit by E-mail” button, Adobe® Reader® will guide you through the process to submit a valid file to NCOLCTL. You will need to identify the application that you use for e-mail, such as Microsoft® Outlook® or an internet client like Yahoo!® mail or Gmail®. Please read and follow the instructions for this process very carefully. Invalid files may be rejected.

5. It is a good idea to print a copy of the proposal for your records, but do not mail it to NCOLCTL. A NCOLCTL staff member will review each proposal as it arrives to make sure it is complete. If so, your contact person will receive a confirmation e-mail. If the proposal is not complete, your contact person will be notified. You may have the opportunity to revise/complete your proposal if you get such a notification. However, it is in your interest to make these corrections in a very timely fashion. After the deadline, incomplete proposals may be disqualified.

6. If your proposal is accepted, one of the speakers listed will be required to pre-register for the conference. This can be done online at: http://www.councilnet.org/conf/conf2010/register.htm

a. More information about pre-registration will be provided to the contact person if your proposal is accepted.

If you still have questions regarding the Proposal Submission Form, please contact NCOLCTL at:

NCOLCTL Secretariat

University of Wisconsin- Madison

4231 Humanities Bld, 455 N Park Street

Madison, WI 53706

Tel: (608) 265 7905

Fax: (606) 265 7904

E-mail: ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 5th UC Language Consortium Conference on SLA Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives

For the First Time in Partnership with the East Coast Language Consortium

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University of California, San Diego

April 23-25, 2010

APRIL 23RD

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

MARK TURNER

Institute Professor and

Professor of Cognitive Science

Case Western Reserve University

APRIL 24th

OPEN SESSIONS

APRIL 25TH

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP

LYLE F. BACHMAN

Professor of Applied Linguistics

and TESL, University of California, Los Angeles

We invite submissions for presentations from scholars in all disciplines who are involved in all types of research on second language learning and teaching. In order to focus on issues of concern to scholars and teachers in California, but also to include as broad a range of interests as possible, we particularly encourage proposals in the following thematic areas:

Literature and Culture in Language Study

Language Learning for the Heritage Student

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Second-Language- Acquisition Theory

Innovative Classroom Applications of Second-Language-Acquisition Theory

*DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by January 11, 2010

Submit abstracts online at: http://uccllt.ucdavis.edu/events/fifth_conf/call_2010.html

All papers must represent original, unpublished work. Presentations may be up to 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions. All submissions will be evaluated anonymously. Confirmation of receipt of submissions will be sent by e-mail. If your paper is accepted, your submitted abstract will be used for the conference handbook. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the primary author by late January via e-mail.

Pre-registration materials will be available in January, and a preliminary schedule will be available in February, 2010.

FUNDING

Note to faculty, lecturers, and graduate students: There will be limited funding provided by the UC Language Consortium for travel and lodging expenses for both participants and attendees.

Further information will be available on the website in early January.

Sponsored by the UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching.

The UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching is a system-wide initiative designed to make the most effective use of UC’s vast linguistic resources and expertise. The consortium fosters collaboration among and across the language programs at the UC campuses with an eye to increasing student access to language study through a combination of the best classroom practices, technological enhancements and study and work-abroad programs.

Call for proposals: Dept of Ed, IRSP [INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND STUDIES PROGRAM ]

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Purpose of Program: The IRS Program provides grants to conduct research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields.

See http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-27122.htm for details. Priority to 78 languages.

For Further Information Contact: Beth MacRae, International Education Programs Service, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6088, Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7596; or by e-mail: beth.macrae@ed.gov.

NATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR TAMIL INSTRUCTORS TO DRAW COMMON STRATEGIES IN TAMIL CURRICULUM: SPOKEN TAMIL March 12-13, Friday and Saturday, 2010

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Learner’s issues:

Non-heritage learners: As they write; they speak

The heritage learners: As they speak; they write

The South Asia Institute at University of Texas at Austin is organizing a two days workshop for Tamil instructors to draw common strategies in teaching Spoken Tamil. The workshop will be held on the University of Texas at Austin campus, in Austin, Texas on 12 & 13 March 2010.

Papers addressing the following topics/themes are welcomed:

Identifying problems in teaching spoken Tamil to students

Do we really need too many rules to teach students about the spoken-written?

What linguistic level or levels must be the scale for this?

Linguistic levels problems and solutions (phonological, morphological, morpho- phonemic, syntactic, semantic, and discourse)

Grammatical category-wise

Levels-wise (Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced)

Borrowed words (non-native-really we need this?). If yes, what strategies we can adapt in transliteration?

Is spoken needs sandhi?

Can we go simultaneously with written and spoken details while teaching?

Any other issues related to spoken-written you feel to discuss is welcomed

I earnestly request you send a short write-up now as an Abstract for the topic you plan for a presentation. The presentation is for 20 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes for question answer are planned. Kindly send your Abstract on or before Dec. 05, 2009.  I am pleased to inform you that we can reimburse your travel and stay. The program is for two days, on 12 & 13 March between at 9.00 A.M.-4.30 P.M. on 12th and between 9.00 A.M.-12.30 P.M. on 13th and will be concluded by noon. Box lunches will be served for these two days with snacks and coffee during the workshop and there will be a dinner on 12th night in a restaurant with participants.

All presentations will be on 12 March, 2009 and a discussion to workout common strategies on 13 March 2009.

Kindly confirm your participation so that we can make hotel accommodation well in advance and inform you with details. A full program with details will be sent in Jan. 2010.

Please feel free to contact <radha@mail.utexas.edu> for any information regarding the workshop.

Regarding accommodation, airfare, and any other question(s), please contact Rita Omrani by email at <ritaomrani@austin.utexas.edu.>

Looking forward and welcoming you all to UT campus

CALL FOR PAPERS – Journal of NCOLCTL

Deadline extended until November 30, 2009

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The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages(NCOLCTL) is soliciting articles for publication. As the official journal of the Council, the journal serves the professional interests of teachers, researchers, and administrators of less commonly taught languages in all settings and all levels of instruction. The Journal is refereed and published once a year.

Our general editorial focus is on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of less commonly taught languages (all foreign languages except English, French, German, and Spanish). The envisaged segmentation of the Journal is as follows:

a. Methodology and Technology,

b. Academia,

c. Beyond Academia,

d. Social Embeddedness

The first section shall include papers focusing on broader theoretical and technological issues in all fields of less commonly taught languages. The second section will encompass reports about research and teaching in academia, at both K-12 and collegiate levels. The third section shall comprise papers addressing research and teaching in government and industry. Finally, the fourth section will address the issues of a broader social environment, ranging from heritage communities to advancing LCTLs in federal initiatives and legislation.

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/guide.pdf. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 25 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and preferably submitted electronically via email attachment. Double-space the manuscript throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point font with a 1.5 inch left margin. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 150 word (or less) abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, office and home telephone numbers, fax number, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the cover sheet only, and not appear in the manuscript.

While submissions are welcome at any point, only papers received by November 30, 2009 will be considered for the 2010 issue of the Journal.

ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu

NCOLCTL

4231 Humanities Building

455 N. Park Street

Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608-265-7903; FAX 608 265 7904.

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