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Call for Proposals - 18th Annual Texas Language Education Research (TexLER) Conference
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The 18th Annual Texas Language Education Research (TexLER) Conference is now accepting proposals for our annual conference on February 17-18, 2017 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We are honored to have Dr. Kristen Lindahl (University of Texas) and Dr. Wayne Wright (Purdue University) as our plenary speakers.

10/7/2016 to 10/31/2016
When: Friday, October 7, 2016
Where: United States

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The 18th Annual Texas Language Education Research (TexLER) Conference is now accepting proposals for our annual conference on February 17-18, 2017 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We are honored to have Dr. Kristen Lindahl (University of Texas) and Dr. Wayne Wright (Purdue University) as our plenary speakers.

Bridging the gap between research and practice is an inevitable challenge in the field of foreign/second language teaching. TexLER unites scholars and educators from diverse contexts who strive to connect research findings to classroom practices, thus shaping the future direction of language education. TexLER welcomes research studies and practice-oriented presentations that clearly establish strong connections between theory and practice in diverse contexts. Our goal is to offer an interdisciplinary forum for all those interested in research findings with implications for the classroom as well as those interested in pedagogical approaches to language learning grounded in empirical findings.

The theme for the conference this year is “Educating Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students: Research and Practices.”

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 31st, 2016, 11:59 pm CT

Please choose from the following strands when you submit your abstract:

  • Foreign/Second Language Acquisition
  • Language and Technology
  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Language Planning and Policy
  • Teacher Education
  • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Heritage Learner Communities
  • Educational Linguistics
  • Research Methodology
  • Language Pedagogy and Practices
  • Second Language (Bi)Literacy

Interested participants are encouraged to submit a proposal for one of the following session types:

  • 60-minute Poster Presentation
  • Posters will be on display during the conference, and a separate conference session will be dedicated to presenters to explain their work and answer questions. Posters can be used to gain valuable feedback on theses, dissertations, or research. This is a good format for describing a work in progress, or a new process or idea.
  • 20-minute Research-Based or Practice-Oriented Presentation
  • Research-Based Presentation: A 20 minute formal talk addressing a small audience followed by a 5 minute Q&A/discussion. It might be original empirical research as well as an original theoretical investigation.
  • Practice-Oriented Presentation: A 20 minute practical or “hands-on” presentation by the presenter(s) followed by a 5 minute Q&A/discussion. It can be a practical demonstration of a theory, or an application of pedagogical methodology still in the developmental stage.
  • 45-minute Practice-Oriented Presentation
  • Workshop: A 45 minute practical demonstration of a theory or an application of a pedagogical methodology, followed by a short Q&A/discussion. Presenter(s) should engage the audience through experiential learning techniques.

Online registration, proposal submission forms and more detailed information are available on our website: www.texler.org.

For more information, please contact the TexLER Committee at texlerutsa@gmail.com.

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