[EDLING:341] CFP: Heritage Languages in America 2005

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Wed Oct 6 11:14:42 UTC 2004


Deadline November 30, 2004

Heritage Languages in America 2005

Research, Innovation and Policy in the Preservation of LCTLs in America

January 6-8, 2005

Mission Valley Doubletree Hotel

San Diego, California

Featured speakers at the conference will include:

Scott McGinnis (Defense Language Institute), keynote speaker

Mimi Met (Center for Applied Linguistics)

Olga Kagan (UCLA)

The first National Conference on Preservation of LCTLs welcomes proposals
for papers and symposium on all aspects of the less commonly taught
languages program development. Papers and symposium may report on
language-specific research and materials development, professional
development models, analysis of national and state educational policies and
barriers to implementation of programs of the less commonly taught

The mission of the conference is to address the preservation and learning of
heritage languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in
all the many national and state contexts in which this takes place. The
conference aims to bring together language educators and policy makers from
these many contexts to discuss and share research, theory, and best
practices and to initiate and sustain meaningful professional dialogue
across languages, levels, and settings. The conference will focus on the
following six broad themes:

* Distance/distributed learning administration, infrastructure, and course

* National policy and advocacy for world languages;

* Online interactions and community;

* Electronic resources for educators;

* Innovative research in language acquisition; and

* Teacher preparation and certification for less and least commonly taught

Proposals are more likely to be accepted if they address one of these

The deadline for submission of proposals for papers and symposium is

November 30, 2004.

More information and online submission instructions can be found at:


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