2nd South Asian Language Teachers Association's Mini-Conference
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 Collaboration".

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 languages.

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]