Call for Proposals: 4th International Conference on Filipino as a Global Language

National Foreign Language Resource Center nflrc at HAWAII.EDU
Mon Jul 29 00:32:54 UTC 2013

Global Consortium for the Advancement of Filipino Language and Culture

Together with the

UH National Foreign Language Resource Center

Komisyon ng Filipino

Commission on Filipinos Overseas

Pambansang Samahan sa Linggwistika at Literaturang Filipino

*announce the*


*Aug. 1-3, 2014***

*University of Hawaii-Manoa*


*Theme:** **Kahusayan**: Filipino in all Fields and Disciplines*

At this conference, GLOCAFIL introduces a new trend of using one Filipino
keyword that will spell out the theme.  *Kahusayan* (Excellence) is the
choice for this year.  Considering the history of the Filipino language and
the various challenges that it faced from the time the idea of a national
language was conceived, there is no other objective more applicable.  If
Filipino is to be used in all fields and disciplines, it should be the
quality at its best.  This means that all practitioners, users, teachers
and students of the language are striving to find ways that will showcase
achieving the highest proficiency, the best performance in the language,
the best teaching methodology, the best assessment practices, etc.  Doing
so means honoring Filipino, both as a language and as an identity tool of
the Filipino people.

Conference theme includes (but not limited to) the use of Filipino for
specific purposes; Filipino as medium of instruction in various
disciplines; challenging the current curriculum for higher education in the
Philippines; the new secondary school curriculum for Filipino; status of
Filipino as a second language; Filipino as a foreign language; Filipino in
the mass media, social media and internet; Filipino language and culture
pedagogy; research in Filipino language and literature.  New ideas that
challenge the old issues arising from language-related research are also
welcome. Submissions can be a research, case studies, teaching demos or
even viewpoints backed by data.

 *Topics:* The general strands of the conference are: *Pedagogy;
Literature; Community and Communications; Filipino in Science, Technology
and Humanities; Filipino in the Culture, Arts and Social Media; the
Emerging Filipino Language of Mass Media and the Youth**; **Filipino in
Government and Diplomacy**; and, **Advocacy**. ** *Papers will need to
directly focus on one or more of the following specific topics:

 § Curriculum Development, Needs Analysis, and Syllabus Design

§ Materials Development

§ Teaching Literature

§ Teaching Culture

§ Language Teaching Approaches

§ K-12 Curriculum/Teaching/Evaluation Issues

§ Filipino Linguistics: An Overview and Directions

§ Articulation, Assessment and Implementation of Standards

§ Heritage Language Learners: Needs Assessment and Curriculum Development

§ Filipino as a Second Language

§ Filipino as a Heritage Language

§ Program Development, Administration and Coordination

§ Program Evaluation Methods and Practices

§ Teacher Training and Professional Development

§ Language Teacher Certification in the US

§ Translation, Interpretation and Dubbing

§ *Teleseryes/Telenovelas/Soap Operas/Sitcoms* as Teaching Materials

§ Filipino Language as a Tool for Social Transformation

§ Service Learning, Community Sourcing, Student Organizations

§ Filipino language in Government and Diplomacy

§ Filipino Language and Economic Development

§ Filipino Language and National Security

§ Filipino Language in the Diaspora:  Issues and Challenges

§ Filipino Language and Popular Culture

§ Filipino as a National Language: Issues and Challenges

§ Publishing and Publications in Filipino: Issues and Challenges

§ Role of Commercial and Indie Films in the Development of Filipino

*Abstract Submission Guidelines and Instructions for *

*Proposals and Panel Presentations*

1.  *Panel Presentations*.  You are encouraged to organize your own panel.
 Choose your topic and present a titled proposal clearly stating the goal,
description and intended outcomes of the presentation.  Likewise, submit
abstracts of all presentations together with the names, titles and
affiliations of presenters and discussants should be included.

2.  *Abstracts*. All abstracts for proposals and panel presentations should
comprise 250 to 500 words, in Filipino and English (all abstracts should be
submitted in two languages).  It should also clearly state in which
language the presentation would be delivered.

3.  *Authors and Co-Authors*. All authors must provide a brief bio
description (25 words) of themselves.  The presenting author's name must be
underlined. The presenting author will serve as the primary contact person
for the submitted abstract, and s/he will be responsible for giving the
oral or poster presentation.

4.  D*eadline* for all abstract submission is* November 14, 2013. *

5.  *Submission*. All abstracts must be submitted electronically to Ruth
Mabanglo at mabanglo at   An email notification will be sent to
you acknowledging your submission.**

The conference is a venue for bringing together scholars, writers,
language/literature/culture teachers, program administrators, historians,
media specialists, researchers and other practitioners from around the
world to discuss issues and challenges faced by Filipino as a national and
a global language. Participants can be graduate/undergraduate students,
writers, teachers, researchers, program administrators/coordinators,
journalists, media persons and other practitioners who are directly
involved in the promotion, preservation and nurturing of the Filipino
language, literature and culture. The conference is geared towards
establishing a tradition of scholarly meetings of this kind among
practitioners in the field of Filipino language, literature and culture

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