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 

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 
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