CFP: 15th NCOLCTL Annual Conference

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Call for Papers

*15th NCOLCTL Annual Conference *
Madison, WI
April 26-29, 2012

The 15th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught
Languages (NCOLCTL)
is scheduled for April 26-29, 2012, in Madison, WI (with pre-conference workshops scheduled for April 26th, 2012). Proposals are solicited for individual papers, colloquia, and poster sessions to be
presented at this conference.

Submissions should fall broadly within the conference theme, "Promoting
Advanced Language Proficiency and Intercultural Competency in LCTLs
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 disqualified.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, November 7, 2011.
Applicants will be notified by the Program Committee after Monday, November
21, 2011 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] or Tel: 1-608-265-7905