[lg policy] CFP: National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 27 14:14:12 UTC 2010

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The 14th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught
Languages (NCOLCTL) is scheduled for April 7-10, 2011, in Madison, WI (with
pre-conference workshops scheduled for April 7th, 2011). Proposals are
solicited for individual papers, colloquia, and poster sessions to be
presented at this conference.
Submissions should fall broadly within the conference theme, "Building
Language Capacity: Collaboration, Innovation, Globalization" Although
proposed presentations may focus on individual languages, each paper should
strive to address issues that clearly relate to more than just that one
language. The focus of session topics might include heritage language
learners, bilingual education students, autonomous and self-instructional
settings, distance learning, outreach and advocacy initiatives, and the use
of technology in teaching LCTL's. Other topics such as curriculum and
materials development, teacher training and professionalization, research,
and assessment will also be welcome.

*Individual papers* are to be 30 minutes long which should include time for
questions and discussion. A paper should focus clearly on issues related to
the main conference theme. Papers may be based on research or practical

*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

*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. (NB, any proposal
in this category requiring technical support must specify in detail the type
of hardware or software needed).

Proposals may ONLY be submitted in electronic format via the Abstract
Submission Page on the NCOLCTL website (
This is the only format in which Proposals may be submitted. For a
proposal to be considered, all relevant 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

 The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, October 15, 2010.
Applicants will be notified by the Program Committee after Friday, November
12, 2010 whether or not their proposal has been accepted. At least one
presenter from an accepted presentation will be required to pre-register for
the conference. 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: ncolctl at mailplus.wisc.edu or Tel: 1-608-265-7905
    *About NCOLCTL*

NCOLCTL's mission is to increase the number of Americans who choose to learn
one or more of the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) as a means of
enhancing cross-cultural communication among citizens of the United States.
NCOLCTL's work focuses on the less commonly taught languages which are
becoming increasingly vital to the security, economic, social and political
welfare of the United States. NCOLCTL seeks to improve the teaching and
learning of these languages and to make them more generally available.
NCOLCTL is the national voice for organizations and individuals who
represent the teaching of these less commonly taught languages at both the
collegiate and precollegiate level. NCOLCTL also promotes the use of
technology, especially computers and the Internet, to enable a new era in
cross-cultural understanding, communication, and language education.

NCOLCTLl constitutes a national mechanism devoted to strengthening the less
commonly taught language professions through enabling its members to work
toward "shared solutions to common problems." NCOLCL principally directs its
efforts toward building a national architecture for the LCTL field and in
making the field's resources easily accessible to language programs and
individual learners around the United States.

Learn More at www.ncolctl.org<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103638676448&s=179&e=001gwBU_phcBu0GEgI2unYIJMMvSySPAOSqfHY3kOm8GkfVlH66RXK_veOrw9WdIgmpRq05E6qABJiEwJedj-fjaMUKDUnnbv9nqZ38FvnmYgY=>

*National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages*
455 N Park St
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

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