CALL: 2nd South Asian Language Teachers
2nd South Asian Language Teachers Association's
in conjunction with the 14th International Conference of
the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
Venue: Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin
April 7-10, 2011
(Pre-conference workshops on April 7th)
Theme: "Building Capacity in South Asian Languages:
Innovation and Collaboration"
The South Asian Language Teachers Association (SALTA) is now
soliciting proposals of individual papers or colloquia for its 2nd
mini-conference at the14th international conference of National
Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL).
Proposals should fall broadly within the conference theme,
"Building Capacity in South Asian Languages: Innovation and
Although proposed presentations may focus on individual languages,
they should address issues that clearly relate to more than just that
one South Asian language. Presentations may address any aspect of
language study including curriculum and material development,
methodology, bilingual education, heritage language learners,
autonomous and self-instructional settings, professionalization,
outreach and advocacy, and the use of technology in teaching
languages. Other topics such as teacher training, professional
development, research, and assessment are also welcome.
Individual papers are to be 20 minutes long. A paper should focus
clearly on issues related to the main conference theme. Papers may be
based on research or practical experience. 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 South Asian
Proposals should indicate the title and kind of presentation (paper or
colloquium) in the upper left-hand corner, and the name of the
presenter and the presenter's primary language(s) in the upper
right-hand corner. The proposed title should not exceed ten words.
Next should be a 50-75 word abstract suitable for inclusion in the
conference program. The proposal text should be 150-200 words long and
may not exceed one page in length.
*Deadline: *All submissions must be received no later than*
Monday November 29, 2010
. *Applicants will be notified through
email by Wednesday December 15th, whether 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.
*Please send all submissions and inquiries to [log in to unmask]