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|Full Title:||Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture|
|Location:||Fairfax, VA, USA|
|Start Date:||11-Apr-2014 - 12-Apr-2014|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
|Meeting Description:||The School of Education at Virginia International University will be hosting its inaugural Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture (CLLC) on April 11-12, 2014, with the goal of sharing best practices and emerging trends in these closely intertwined areas.
This year’s theme, Innovations at the Intersection of Language, Learning, and Culture, intends to frame educational experiences as ideally meeting the needs of diverse students, their communities, and the various stakeholders who can benefit from high-quality, socially responsive language programs.
Plenary speakers include:
- Dr. Terrence G. Wiley, President and CEO of the Center for Applied Linguistics, on the multilingual heritage and contemporary linguistic diversity in the US
- Dr. Shelley Wong, Professor at George Mason University and past TESOL President, on student advocacy and empowerment
- Dr. Ken Petersen, Technical Director of Online Learning & Assessment for American Councils for International Education, on innovations in technology for the modern classroom
- Deadline for abstract submission: December 23, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: January 24, 2014
- Submission of papers (for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings): May 23, 2014
- Early registration: From November 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014 ($10 for students, $30 for non-students)
- Regular registration: Begins March 1, 2014 ($20 for students, $40 for non-students)
On-site registration is possible on the day of the event.
Optional Conference Excursion:
Conference participants will have the opportunity to go on a group excursion to DC's famous National Cherry Blossom Festival, which is scheduled to take place from March 20-April 13, 2014. Saturday, April 12 is the date of both the annual Festival Parade and Sakura Matsuri, a Japanese Street Festival. For more information on these events, please visit the festival's website: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/
Additional Information about VIU’s School of Education:
Virginia International University is a non-profit university located in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. Our students hail from more than 65 countries and nearly all of the continents. We offer Master’s degrees and Graduate Certificates in Education and TESOL.
For more information on the VIU School of Education, please visit www.viu.edu/SED.
|Linguistic Subfield:||Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition|
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