REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE
Proposals are invited for individual papers, posters, and colloquia. All proposals must be submitted on or before 11:59p.m on October 15, for the next year’s conference (EDT; UTC-5).
Title: 20 words maximum
Abstract: 60 words
Proposal: one and half page (1000 word Max)
Proposals will be conditionally accepted or rejected within 1-2 weeks by the program committee and notices will be sent out by email. The conference registration fee MUST be paid by March 31 by all participants if your proposal is accepted. Payment of the registration fee will result in a final acceptance. Failure to pay the registration fee by March 31 will result in an automatic rejection.
Only those participants who are registered by March 31 and receive notification of final acceptance will be published in the program.
As a paper presenter, each individual may make only one presentation. Individuals may chair or co-chair one panel or colloquium in addition to making one presentation. Individuals may not serve as both chairs and discussant on the same panel. If a participant is listed on multiple panels or colloquium on the program, they may be removed from panels and colloquium to ensure they adhere to the NCOLCTL participation policy. Individuals who do not intend to attend the conference are discouraged from submitting proposals. And presenters who know that they cannot attend the conference are asked to withdraw their proposals as soon as possible to give another presenter a place in the program.
Electronic format is the only way in which Proposals/Abstract may be submitted for conference. We will not accept Proposals/Abstracts sent by email, hard copy, or fax.
The NCOLCTL Conference Committee invites proposals for individual papers, colloquia, and poster sessions. Submissions should fall broadly within the conference theme: “Embracing Diversity and Inclusion through LCTL Education”. Although proposed presentations may focus on individual languages, each paper should strive to address issues with relevance to many languages. These proposals can be generated based on any of the topics listed below. Other topics relevant to the conference theme are also welcomed.
The focus of session topics includes:
- LCTL Curriculum and Material Development
- LCTL Teacher Professional Development
- LCTL Sustainability and Advocacy Initiatives
- LCTL Innovation and Technology
- LCTL Pedagogy
- LCTL Research
- LCTL Testing and Assessment
- LCTL Learner Diversity
- Other topics for consideration may include: heritage language education, bilingual education, interculturality, literacy, personalized learning, Standards-based instruction, and professionalism.
PROPOSAL TYPE & TIME LENGTH
INDIVIDUAL PAPER: Each presentation is allotted a total of 30 minutes: 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion. A paper should focus clearly on issues related to the main conference theme. Papers may be based on original research or practical experience.
COLLOQUIUM: Each panel allows for extensive discussion on a distinct topic. There are two different blocks of time: 1 hour and 30 minutes (typically 3-4 presenters/discussants) or 3 hours (e.g., 5-6 presenters/discussants). Colloquium organizers are to address topics that will foster dialogue among attendees and also address the conference theme. Preference will be given to colloquia that cut across different languages or language groups. Only limited numbers of three-hour colloquia will be selected.
POSTER PRESENTATION: A poster session may focus on completed work or work in progress related to the teaching and/or learning of less commonly taught languages. They may be in either the traditional poster format (e.g., presentation of materials, or of research completed or in progress) or demonstrations of instructional or information technology. (NB, any proposal in this category requiring technical support must specify in detail the type of hardware or software needed). Poster presentation is allotted a total of 60 minutes.
You will indicate whether your submission is for NCOLCTL or any other co-hosting organization while submitting.
Deadline for submission: October 15th
Notification of acceptance: November 15th
For questions regarding the intellectual aspects of the conference, including proposal submission policies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding how to submit a proposal.