CFP: Language Education Across the Academic Pipeline

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Mon Oct 11 14:55:10 UTC 2010



The Twelfth Annual 


Texas Foreign Language Education Conference (TexFLEC) 

"Language Education Across the Academic Pipeline"


is now accepting proposals for presentations.   

The TexFLEC 2011 website now has been updated with the Call for Proposals and a proposal submission form.  Please visit these informative sites!


Deadline for submission is January 31, 2011.


The Texas Foreign Language Education Conference (TexFLEC) invites proposal submissions from researchers, teachers, and students for our upcoming 2011 conference, April 15-16, at the University of Texas at Austin.  It will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Harklau, a second speaker (soon to be announced), and a panel discussion from experts from a variety of contexts in language education.

The theme for this year's conference emphasizes connections and gaps that exist between levels of language education.  Teachers, students, and researchers are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations of papers and/or research-based teaching practices in the following areas:

*	Articulation across levels of K-16 language education 
*	ESL, foreign language, heritage language, and bilingual pedagogy in K - 12, post-secondary, and/or continuing education contexts 
*	Analysis of policy concerning language minority students, language planning, and language politics 
*	Assessment and evaluation of language learners 
*	Innovative material development for language education 
*	Language maintenance and additive multilingualism 
*	Learner and teacher identity in language education 
*	Educational technology that facilitates language learning opportunities


Preference will be given to scholarly, creative, and innovative presentations.

Deadline:   All proposals must be received by January 31, 2011.

Session Types:

*	Research-based Paper Presentations will include a 20 minute discussion on new research by the presenter followed by a 10 minute Q&A interaction with conference participants.
*	Practice-oriented Presentations  will include a 30 minute discussion, or group-led modeling exercise of a teaching practice that applies current research to the classroom.
*	Poster Presentations will be displayed during the lunch breaks and can be used to gain valuable feedback on theses, dissertations, or research. More information on poster presentations can be found at: 

Submissions should be pasted  into the on-line submission form, including sections dedicated to the background, objective, research design, and conclusions of your study. View the submission form for the specific word count requirements and other information.

Thank you in advance for your submission.  Please help us through the review process by ensuring that your submission adheres to the guidelines.  We look forward to reading your work!

TexFLEC is proudly sponsored by: 

*	The Foreign Language Education Student Association (FLESA) at the University of Texas at Austin, 
*	The Foreign Language Education (FLE) Program at the University of Texas at Austin, 
*	The Texas Language Center (TLC) at the University of Texas at Austin, 
*	The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio.


For more information, please send e-mail to <texflec2011 at> or visit

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