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Sixth International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts October 20–22, 2016 Hyatt Regency Hotel Minneapolis, USA

11/16/2015 to 2/1/2016
When: 11/16/2015
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Sixth International Conference on Immersion & Dual Language Education
Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts

October 20–22, 2016
Hyatt Regency
Hotel Minneapolis, MN, USA

Immersion and dual language education continue to evolve as highly effective program models for launching students on the road to bi-­‐and multilingualism and intercultural competence. This conference welcomes proposals on school-­‐based immersion, bilingual, and dual language programs that involve a minimum of 50% subject-­‐matter schooling through a second, foreign, heritage, or indigenous language at the preschool and elementary levels (PreK–5/6). Secondary or post-­‐secondary continuation programs for elementary immersion/dual language graduates include a minimum of two subject courses in the immersion language.

Program models include:

  • One-­‐Way Second/Foreign Language Immersion
  • Co-­‐Official/Regional Language Immersion
  • Two-­‐Way Bilingual Immersion
  • One-­‐Way Developmental Bilingual Education
  • Indigenous Language Immersion

While each model targets distinct sociocultural contexts and educational needs, all embrace language, literacy, and culture development through subject-­‐matter learning with a high degree of language intensity. The Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education will bring these models together to engage in research-­‐informed dialogue and professional exchange across languages and instructional contexts.

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 1, 2016 Proposals are invited for paper/best practice sessions, discussion sessions, laptop poster sessions, and symposia related to four conference strands:

Strand 1: Immersion Pedagogy and Assessment

Strand 2: Culture, Identity, and Community

Strand 3: Program Design and Evaluation, Leadership, and Educator Development

Strand 4: Policy, Advocacy, and Communications

In addition, teacher “swapshop” sessions will allow teachers to exchange and share ideas and successful lessons and practices with one another in grade-­‐level groups.

Invited Speakers

  • Ellen Bialystok, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Patricia C. Gándara, University of California – Los Angeles, USA
  • Tina M. Hickey, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Patsy Lightbown, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Teresa L. McCarty, University of California – Los Angeles, USA

More Information

Find proposal submission instructions on the conference call website: www.carla.umn.edu/conferences/immersion2016/call.html

Bookmark the conference website for regular updates: www.carla.umn.edu/conferences/immersion2016/

Get on the Immersion and Dual Language Education Conference mailing list:
www.carla.umn.edu/about/mlist.php

Conference Co-­‐Chairs: Diane J. Tedick (University of Minnesota) and Roy Lyster (McGill University)

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