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 at Mammel Hall, Room 113, 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 colloqium will kick off with Levis' keynote, followed by breakout sessions that run from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. The round-table discussion will close out the colloqium from 3 to 4 p.m.
This year's presentations are the result of an open call for proposals issued in December. Topics requested included:
- 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 were welcome; graduate students were also strongly encouraged to participate by submitting a proposal.
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