The MALT Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching seeks to create a community of area language teachers & learners, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and encourage research in the field of Language Education.
The event, which takes place on Saturday, Feb. 17, is free and open to the public.
This year's event will feature presentations from area researchers and practicioners; a keynote address from John Levis, professor of applied linguistics at Iowa State University, on the topic of pronunciation teachings and techniques for those learning English as a second language; and a roundtable discussion on how to educate parents about the process of learning a new language.
The MALT Colloquium is currently seeking proposals for presentations on the following topics:
- language teaching/learning strategies
- language learning styles
- pedagogical innovations in language teaching, assessment & evaluation
- language & culture
- teaching literature and/or civilization
- language & technology
- second/foreign language acquisition,
- literacy, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics
Proposals from teachers at all levels of instruction and of all world languages and ESL/EFL are welcome; however, first priority will be given to proposals that are accessible to teachers of all languages and levels. Graduate students are also strongly encouraged to participate by submitting a proposal.
Submissions can come in the form of one of the following four tracks:
A- How to do: 15-minute presentations complemented by an interactive component (15-20 minutes) showcasing activities, an organized discussion, a pedagogical game, etc. The specific goal of this track is to introduce pedagogical innovations and open up the floor to conversations among fellow teachers.
B- Do’s and Don’ts from your Toolbox: low-key, dialogue-friendly 10- minute presentations in which you will share at least 2 successful ideas and 1 unsuccessful pedagogical attempt you have tried in class. The specific goal of this track is to share experiences and encourage exchanges among peers.
C- Expanding resources: 20-minute presentations in which new research, information, or other type of theoretical or applied contribution is articulated or explained. Links between the research and classroom application appreciated. The specific goal of this track is to familiarize the audience with current and relevant research and theories, and their potential classroom use.
D- MALT Student Poster Presentation: open to students in the MALT program only; digital or physical posters are accepted. The specific goal of this track is to allow MALT students to share their classroom projects with a larger audience.
The deadline for all submissions is Friday, Jan. 12.
To submit a proposal, email Claudia Garcia at email@example.com. Include a title sheet with your selected track, a 250-300 word abstract and a 50-word summary to be used in the conference program.
Abstracts will be submitted for a blind review process and therefore should not include any identifying information. Contact information, including name, email, phone number and school affiliation should only be included in your email, not in the submission itself.
After submitting your proposal you will receive a confirmation email that your proposal was received.
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