Jan. 18, 2021

Call for Proposals: Conference on Teaching Additional Languages Online

Conference taking place March 5-6, 2021, via Zoom

Call for Proposals: Conference on Teaching Additional Languages Online (5-6 March 2021, via Zoom)

The past year has brought many changes to pedagogical contexts and ways of teaching in diverse educational settings. The shift to online and remote learning has spurred on efforts to learn about, and implement, best practices for teaching from afar. Online and remote language teaching pose special challenges and opportunities. This conference seeks to address these challenges with particular attention to bridging theory with practice and bringing research findings to the classroom. We invite submissions of proposals to present on topics related to online language teaching. The conference will take place over two days (5-6 March), and a total of four panels will be held, one devoted to each of these topics:

  • Issues of equity and inclusion in online language teaching

  • Innovative techniques for teaching languages remotely

  • Teaching culture using online tools

  • Assessment of language skills online

Abstracts 250 words maximum, plus references. Presentations will be allocated 15 minutes plus time for questions. The deadline for submission is 1 February 2021. Participants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by 8 February 2021. Please include the following information: 

  1. Your name

  2. Your position (e.g. PhD student, Assistant professor, Grade 9 Spanish teacher)

  3. The title of the panel in which you envision presenting (choose from above) 

  4. Type of talk (research-based, teaching-based, etc.)

  5. Title and up to 250 word abstract followed by references cited in the abstract

  6. Up to 3 keywords/phrases

  7. Send the above information in a PDF to conference.talo@gmail.com

Abstracts will be blind peer-reviewed. 

Information about registering to attend the conference via Zoom will be circulated in the coming weeks. Conference registration will be free, but the number of attendees at each panel will be limited based on Zoom meeting capacity.