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It’s not too late to register for the Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) 44th Annual Conference

“Sustaining Asian Studies: Bridging Regions, Cultures, and Disciplines”

DATE: June 18 – 20, 2010


Hosted by the Institute for Asian Studies and the Confucius Institute at Portland State University

Portland, Oregon



General: $150

Student: $ 50

Saturday Banquet Dinner w/Keynote: $55

Saturday Keynote talk w/o Dinner: $ 5/general; FREE w/student ID

Islam in Asia, K-12 Teachers Workshop: $25/non-credit; $80/for 1 PSU credit

Conference website:




* 40+ panels on diverse topics covering multiple regions of Asia (a list of panels& presentations can be viewed at

* Conference Reception at the Portland Art Museum followed by a curator led tour of Asian Art Galleries

* Key note Address by Dr. Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, President of Association for Asian Studies on the topic of “Sustainable Forests in India”

* Bollywood Film Festival, Fri& Sat nights (June 18& 19)

* K-12 Teachers Workshop on “Islam in Asia” (Sat., June 19)

* Book Exhibits


We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

The 2010 ASPAC Conference Planning Team at Portland State University

Institute for Asian Studies

Portland State University

PO Box 751

Portland, OR 97207



tel: +1 503-725-8576

fax: +1 503-725-5320

ACTFL 2010

Annual Convention and
World Languages Expo
Nov. 19-21, 2010
Boston, MA

Early-bird deadline: 7/14/2010
Advance deadline: 10/13/2010
Register online

Reservation deadline: 10/14/2010
Book Housing online

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ACTFL 2010 Convention Registration and Housing Now Open!

Register and make your hotel reservations now for the 2010 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, Friday, Nov. 19-21, 2010, with Pre-Convention Workshops on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

This annual educational experience features over 600 sessions and events from which to choose during the Convention. Another major highlight of the Convention is the World Languages Expo where you can visit more than 250 vendors displaying their latest products and services. You will find dedicated time built into the schedule for you to visit the Expo. Exhibitors will also be presenting Exhibitor Workshops throughout the Convention on the expo floor.

The Opening General Session on Friday morning will feature another dynamic keynote speaker. Join us as the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, explores the subject of Language as a Gateway to Global Communities. As leader of this think tank and publisher, Dr. Haass draws on years of observing and understanding the world and the foreign policy choices facing the U.S. and other countries.

ACTFL is pleased to offer three dynamic Plenary Sessions this year designed to provide a fresh perspective on some of the most important issues in the field of language education. Friday’s session is entitled The Lost “C”: The Communities Goal Area; Saturday will feature Research Priorities: A Vision for Moving Language Education Forward; and, Sunday morning will be devoted to World Language Teacher Development: Urgent Issues. Plan to attend all of them.

On Thursday, Nov. 18, you will have an opportunity to register for one of the many workshops being offered. This is a professional development bonus as these workshops provide in-depth training on a particular topic. To get more information on the workshops, visit

You will find complete housing and registration information online at Make your hotel reservations now. Don’t forget to register now and save. A very important date to remember this year is the Early Bird registration deadline date of Wednesday, July 14. Register early for the best rates!

Need financial assistance? ACTFL and Vista Higher Learning have joined forces to provide funding for First Time Attendee Scholarships this year. If you have never attended the Convention before, ACTFL offers its members the opportunity to apply for a $200 scholarship to provide some assistance toward expenses associated with attending the 2010 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. For more information click here.

Coming Soon!! Watch your mailbox for more information in the Convention Preview being mailed in May!

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CALPER | Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education & Research
Dear Colleagues,
campus housing for our summer workshops is open now. All relevant information, including the Penn State campus housing reservation form, has been posted at the workshop site online
We hope that you will be able to participate in our exciting workshop week!
Best regards,
Gabriela Appel

2010 Summer Workshops

July 12 – 14 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9:00am – noon
WS1: Language Focused Tasks for Communicative and Content-based Classrooms
Presenter: Teresa Pica, University of Pennsylvania
WS2: Making the Most of a Corpus
Presenter: Mike McCarthy, University of Nottingham and CALPER
WS3: Meeting the Challenges of Teaching Heritage and Domestic Language Learners
Presenter: Karen Johnson, Penn State
WS4: Developing Content-based Thematic Units to Enhance Curricula
Presenter: Heather Hendry, University of Pittsburgh
WS5: Tracking Language Development with Learner Corpora
Presenter: Xiaofei Lu, Penn State

July 15 – 17 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday
9:00am – noon
WS6: Language and Culture
Presenter: Jim Lantolf, Penn State
WS7: Assessment for Learning in the L2 Classroom
Presenter: Matt Poehner, Penn State
WS8: Grammar Meaning a Grammar of Meanings: Teaching Concepts in the Foreign Language Classroom
Presenter: Eduardo Negueruela, University of Miami
1:30pm – 4:30pm
WS9: Discourse Analysis and L2 Teaching
Presenter: Susan Strauss, Penn State
WS10: Using E-Portfolios in Language Teaching
Presenters: Meredith Doran and Glenn Johnson, Penn State
One registration fee for the whole week:
EARLY BIRD extended until June 1, 2010 = $150
Regular after June 1, 2010 = $200
All relevant information is on our workshop site online.
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research
The Pennsylvania State University
| 5 Sparks Building | University Park, PA 16802-5203
Email: | Phone: 814-863-1212 | Website:
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Deadline Extended to April 30, 2010

Special Funding Support for LCTL Teachers for Professional Development at the CARLA Summer Institutes


To support the improvement of instruction of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs), the University of Minnesota’s National Resource Centers offer a limited number of $600 stipends for LCTL teachers to help defray the cost of attending any of the CARLA summer institutes. The University NRCs––the Consortium for the Study of the Asias (CSA), the European Studies Consortium (ESC) and the Institute for Global Studies (IGS)––are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsor this program as part of their mission to support LCTL teachers. Applications are due by April 30, 2010.

See the following for more information and application materials:

European LCTL teachers see:

Asian LCTL teachers see:

All other LCTLs see:

For more details about the stipend program see:

CARLA Summer Institutes 2010

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has sponsored a summer institute program for second language teachers since 1996. These internationally-known institutes reflect CARLA’s commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom.

Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and plenty of networking opportunities. Participants at the CARLA summer institutes have come from all over the world. They have included foreign language and ESL teachers at all levels of instruction, program administrators, and curriculum specialists. Over 3,000 language teachers have participated in the summer institute program since it began.

The institutes for summer 2010 that are still open for registration are:

Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching for Character-Based Languages

June 21–25, 2010

Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education: Language and Learning Disorders and the Struggling Immersion Learner

July 12–16, 2010

Focusing on Learner Language:

Second Language Acquisition Basics for Teachers

July 12–16, 2010

Developing Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)

July 19-–23, 2010

Improving Language Learning: Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction

July 19-–23, 2010

Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom

July 19-–23, 2010

Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development

July 26–30, 2010

Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom

July 26–30, 2010

Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language

July 26–30, 2010

More information about each institute is available on the CARLA website at:

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY will conduct a Teacher Training Program in Hindi and Urdu.

June 14 – 25, 2010


The program is designed for:

Aspiring teachers

Teachers in Startalk 2010

Teachers with some or no training

Each course can be taken as non-credit or for graduate credit (two competitive scholarships available).

Participants need to have a Bachelor’s degree.

Undergraduate students will also be considered.

The program will be followed by two ACTFL OPI training workshops in the Fall.

Partial tuition, housing, breakfast and lunch are covered by a grant from the National Foreign Languages Center.

For more information and application please log on to: or


Application must be received by April 20, 2010

The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Consortium

Call for Proposals


“CLAC in Practice: Evolving Pedagogies for Teaching Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum”

Keynote speaker: Nina Garrett

September 24-25, 2010

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY

Deadline: May 1st, 2010

The Fall 2010 conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate instructors, and administrators to share expertise in building and managing post-secondary CLAC programs. The conference theme will address the practical issues related to developing successful pedagogical models for the CLAC classroom.

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum

The CLAC movement intends to make global competence a reality for students and to create alliances among educators to share practices and methods for incorporating an international dimension in curricula, and, more generally, to achieve internationalization goals. General principles of CLAC include: A focus on communication and content; An emphasis on developing meaningful content-focused language use outside traditional language classes; An approach to language use and cross-cultural skills as a means for the achievement of global intellectual synthesis, in which students learn to combine and interpret knowledge produced in other languages and in other cultures. Within this large framework, CLAC can take many forms, depending on specific content and curricular goals within a discipline.

Conference Theme

A specific focus of the 5th annual conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum will be on supporting CLAC programs through effective pedagogical practices and useful applications of technology. We aim to engage seasoned CLAC practitioners, those in the process of implementing programs, and prospective CLAC program developers in a dialogue to share ideas and best practices in our evolving and unique field of education for global citizens. CLAC attendees generally come to the conference eager to learn more about how CLAC programs are implemented at other institutions. CLAC 2010 will provide an opportunity for more extended discussions of the practical matter of how to design and deliver the CLAC curriculum.

We invite proposals for 30-minute papers or 90-minute panels on any issue relating to CLAC, although the following topics are of particular interest:

CLAC course design (syllabi, classroom activities, lesson plans).

Evaluation and assessment.

Incorporating technology in CLAC.

Theoretical frameworks for the successful CLAC program.


To offer a (30-minute) paper or (90-minute) panel , please provide the following, in the form of MS Word documents attached to an email message to Dr. Cindy Evans (

1. A cover sheet including:

Type: Presentation (30 minutes, including 10 minutes for open discussion) or Panel (90 minutes, including at least two separate papers and at least 30 minutes for questionsand comments from the audience)

Title (of your paper or panel)

Brief Description (75-100 words)

Names of Presenter(s) (including, as appropriate, specification of their roles, contact information for each; titles and affiliations, email addresses, telephone and fax numbers

Brief biographical sketch (50-75 words) for each participant

Relationship to Conference Themes

Target Audience(s) (including what the audience(s) can expect to “take away” from your paper presentation)

2. A one-page abstract (500 words) of your paper or panel, clearly Indicating what each presenter, if more than one, will contribute.

3. A list of needs for your paper or session (Internet access and on- site computers may be limited. Come prepared.)

4. Note: The conference organizers also welcome and encourage proposals for posters and for creative presentations that do not take the form of a traditional paper or panel. This might include videos, examples of CLAC assignments and exercises, or testimonials from student and faculty CLAC participants. For proposals of this variety, please submit the same information listed above.

CLAC website:

CLAC 2010 Conference website:


Theme: Moving LCTLs to a New Professional Level

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
13th International Conference


Venue: Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin
April 22 – 25, 2010

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
Thirteenth International Conference, Madison, Wisconsin
April 22-25, 2010

Theme: Moving LCTLs to a New Professional Level

The Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is scheduled for April 22-25, 2010, in Madison, WI (with a pre-conference workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 22th). Proposals are solicited for individual papers, colloquia, and poster sessions. Proposals should fall broadly within the conference theme, “Moving LCTLs to a New Professional Level.” Although proposed presentations may focus on individual languages, they should address issues that clearly relate to more than just that one language. Presentations may address the linkage between language study and professionalization, curriculum and material development, methodology, bilingual education, heritage language learners, autonomous and self-instructional settings, 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 languages or language groups. Poster and presentation sessions may focus on completed work or work in progress related to the teaching and/or learning of less commonly taught languages. They may be in either the traditional poster format, such as presentation of materials or of research completed or in progress, or demonstrations of instructional or information technology.

Proposals may ONLY be submitted in electronic format using the attached NCOLCTL Session Proposal Submission Form. The Proposal Submission form is a “fillable” PDF file that can be completed with Adobe® Acrobat® or Reader® and then submitted to NCOLCTL via e-mail. This is the only format in which Proposals may be submitted. The form contains detailed instructions for its use. Please contact the NCOLCTL Secretariat ( with any questions. For a proposal to be considered, all fields of the form, including, title, abstract, proposal, type of session, technology needs and contact information must be completed in full. Incomplete proposals may be disqualified.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, November 30, 2009. Applicants will be notified by the Program Committee by Monday, January 21st, 2010 whether or not their proposal has been accepted. At least one presenter from an accepted presentation will be required to pre-register. Details about pre-registration will be provided in the acceptance notification.

If you have any questions regarding Proposal submission, please contact the NCOLCTL Secretariat at:
4231 Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608-265-7902
Fax: 608-265-7904