Conferences 2009

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Linguamón-House of Languages and Maaya, the World Network for Linguistic Diversity, are pleased to announce that the International Symposium on Multilingualism and Cyberspace is to be staged in Barcelona.


The event, which will ask whether knowledge societies can afford not to embrace multilingualism, has been organised with a view to discussing the opportunities and challenges that cyberspace poses for languages.






EUROCALL 2009 Virtual Strand – registration open


After the success of EUROCALL’s Virtual Strand in past conferences, a virtual extension to the EUROCALL conference is offered once again this year. Both virtual and on-site EUROCALL delegates are invited to take part in the Virtual Strand’s programme. Registration is now open! To register, please go to :  What is the Virtual Strand? The Virtual Strand offers participants the possibility of viewing all the conference plenary sessions (keynote speakers, panel discussion, etc.) in live streamed video. These will also be archived for future reference in the Members-Only Area on the EUROCALL website. The Virtual Strand also includes podcasts of selected regular parallel sessions that will be uploaded onto the VS web page, as well as a conference blog with live blogging, a twitter stream, a shared virtual space in Second Life and live online presentations.

You can even blog your conference experience! Please, send an e-mail to if you would like to be a conference blogger.

Who is it for?
You can join the Virtual Strand if you are:
unable to attend the conference in person
at the conference venue but also wish to take part in the Virtual Strand

What does it offer?
A virtual conference space including:
virtual strand website
streamed plenary presentations live from the conference
selected podcast presentations of regular presentations
real time chat and online presentation area
deferred time discussion list
interactive conference blog and live blogging
twitter stream

Please note:
The plenary presentations and podcast presentations will be available from the conference website during the conference only. After this time, they will be available from a restricted website available solely to EUROCALL members.

What does it cost?
EUROCALL (CALICO or IALLT) members delivering an online session: 25 EUR
Non-EUROCALL (CALICO or IALLT) members delivering an online session: 25 EUR
+ 85 EUR EUROCALL membership fee = 110EUR
Regular VS participants: 25 EUR <> EUROCALL 2009 Conference website:

October 11-13, 2009
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI


The LLCMC Conference will explore the use of computers as a medium of communication in a wide variety of online language learning communities. Highlights will include a plenary talk by Dr. Gilberte Furstenberg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), a special panel showcasing online cultural exchanges based at UHM, and fifteen exciting paper presentations. For more details as well as the conference schedule, visit the conference website.

Immediately preceding LLCMC will be a special pre-conference event entitled CULTURA: WEB-BASED INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGES on October 10-11. It will use the original web-based Cultura project, pioneered by Dr. Furstenberg and her colleagues, as a basic model and consist of a series of panels dealing with a variety of topics related to online intercultural exchanges, as well as a Tech Fair (electronic poster sessions) where some participants will demonstrate their own projects. For more details, visit the pre-conference webpage:


Preregister for the LLCMC Conference by September 15, 2009 to enjoy discount rates. There is no registration fee for the Cultura pre-conference event, but we encourage potential attendees to preregister in advance (whether or not they plan to come to LLCMC) to ensure they have a seat reserved for them.

The 2nd Annual Hawaii Conference on Language Access will be held on Monday September 28, 2009 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium, in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Registration is free.   Please submit your completed registration form by August 17, 2009.
Registration forms will be available in the near future on the OLA website at:

Because of the budget cuts, we have moved the conference from the East-West Center to the Capitol Auditorium, and we have scaled down the conference from two days to one day. There will no longer be a conference registration fee of $100. The conference will be free to attendees. Completed registration forms will still be required to attend the conference. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

While you are enjoying the summer, don’t forget about the ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, November 20-22, 2009 in San Diego. Pre-convention workshops are held on Thursday, November 19.


ACTFL understands that the current economy has affected everyone’s pocketbook but we are striving to offer you the best quality programming for your dollars spent. We want you to benefit from one of the most outstanding annual professional development opportunities available to language professionals.

The ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo has so much to offer you!

* Seven (7) AP pre-convention workshops sponsored by ACTFL and The College Board.
* Two (2) NEW full-day immersion pre-convention workshops in French and Spanish.
* More than 500 educational sessions for language professionals at all levels and all languages. Earn a minimum of 17 CEU credits. Learn techniques and activities you can use in the classroom come Monday morning.
* A top-notch World Languages Expo where you can visit one-on-one with 250 exhibiting companies and attend exhibitor workshops on the Expo floor.
* Special networking events hosted by ACTFL, its co-sponsoring associations, and many others where you can meet colleagues from around the world, make new friends and grow your contact list.

We know that times are tough and everyone is budget conscious. To help you save on housing, ACTFL was able to get lower hotel rates than usual for San Diego. You can SAVE on registration by taking advantage of the Early Bird rates by July 15. Go to the 2009 ACTFL Convention area of ACTFL to book your room and register.

CTFL 1001 N Fairfax St Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314
P 703.894.2900 Fax 703.894.2905 | |

Penn STARTALK Teacher Training Institute for Hindi & Urdu


The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host the Penn STARTALK Teacher Training Institute for Hindi & Urdu in the summer of 2009. It is a residential program and will run from 9AM to 3PM on weekdays from July 13-24. Participants will learn theory and best practices of teaching aligned with the national Standards of heritage and foreign language learning. Topics will include curriculum design, performance-based assessment, Oral Proficiency Interview, authentic materials, differentiated learning and Hindi structures. Expert Penn faculty and visiting professors will impart the knowledge through lecture demonstrations and workshops. The training will be learner-centered with lots of hands-on practice. A special feature of this institute is that teachers will have a chance to observe live classes of Hindi & Urdu taught by master teachers in Penn’s concurrent STARTALK Hindi & Urdu student programs.

The program is open to ALL pre-service and in-service teachers of Hindi and Urdu at school or college levels. All participants will receive a stipend of $1,000 upon the successful completion of the program. There is no tuition fee and participants can get free accommodation on Penn campus. Everyone will receive a certificate of attendance for MOPI training from ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) in addition to a certificate of attendance in the program from the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information and the application form, please go to <> or contact Dr. Vijay Gambhir <>. The deadline is May 31, but apply early because the qualified applicants will be admitted on first come
first served basis.

Heritage Language Teacher Workshop
July 20-24, 2009


The workshop is sponsored by Startalk and the National Heritage Language Resource Center. The Startalk sponsored languages are: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu.  Additional spaces are available for other less commonly taught languages.

This workshop is designed to help language teachers face the challenge of teaching heritage language students. It will prepare them to understand the differences between teaching L2 and HL learners, the issues involved in heritage language teaching, and how to address them.

Apply on line at:

Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2009. Notifications will be emailed by June 10, 2009

For additional information, contact


— Registration Deadline is Approaching —


The Center for Language Acquisition and the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at Penn State University will hold the 2009 Summer Institute in Applied Linguistics at the University Park campus.

The Institute has two sessions – Session I from June 22-July 3 and Session II from July 6-17.

Courses can be taken for credit or non-credit.

Registration is through Penn State University – Deadline for registration is MAY 22, 2009. Link to the Summer Institute’s Web site. Link to Course descriptions

The following courses are offered.

TWO-WEEK COURSES (Session I: June 22 – July 3, 2009)


L2 Sentence Processing: Theory and Experimental Quantitative Research Methods – Nuria Sagarra


Lending a Hand: Gesture and L2 Learning and Teaching – Steven McCafferty


The Contributions of Chaos/Complexity Theory to Applied Linguistics – Diane Larsen-Freeman


Implicit and Explicit Knowledge of a Second Language: Investigating Learning and Instruction – Yasuhiro Shirai


Technology, Mediation, and Second Language Development – Steven L. Thorne


Psycholinguistic Approaches to Second Language Development – Kees de Bot


Language and Identity – Tim McNamara


Cognition and SLA – Nick Ellis


Language as Symbolic Power – Claire Kramsch


Language and Alzheimer’s – Robert Schrauf


Writing in Second Languages – Alister Cumming


Self, Identity, Agency: The Theory and Practice of Action-based Learning and Teaching – Leo van Lier


Cognitive Linguistics and Its Application to Second Language Learning – Marjolijn Verspoor


World Englishes: New Questions for Policy, Proficiency, and Pedagogy – Suresh Canagarajah

TWO-WEEK COURSES (Session II: July 6 – 17, 2009)


Error Correction in L2 Classrooms – Lourdes Ortega


Second Language Conversations – Johannes Wagner


A Conceptualization-based Approach to Grammar, Corpus, Discourse Analysis, and Cognitive Linguistics – Susan Strauss


Introducing Sociocultural Theories Through Narratives of Second Language Learning and Teaching – Merrill Swain


Second Language Teacher Education – Karen E. Johnson and Paula Golombek


Qualitative Interviews in Applied Linguistics – Gabriele Kasper


Non-western Perspectives on Applied Linguistics: Toward a Globalizing Applied Linguistics – Sinfree Makoni


Critical Language Testing: Power, Consequences, Responsibility, and Responses – Elana Shohamy


Classroom Interaction and Language Learning – Joan Kelly Hall


Multilingualism: Psycholinguistic, Sociolinguistic, and Educational Perspectives – Jasone Cenoz


Sociocultutal Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative – James P. Lantolf


Computational and Statistical Methods for Corpus Analysis – Xiaofei Lu


L2 Classroom-based Assessment – Pauline Rea-Dickins and Matthew E. Poehner


The Interactional Instinct: The Evolution and Acquisition of Language – John H. Schumann

Announcing the All-India Conference of Linguists


This year’s All-India Conference of Linguists will be held in Hyderabad in December 2009.

Please visit

Watch for more updates soon.

The South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable will be held on October 9-11, 2009.


The 28th annual meeting of the South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable will be held on October 9-11, 2009. Please see the following link for further details:

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