LINGUIST List 27.1207

Tue Mar 08 2016

Confs: Applied Ling, Lang Acq/USA

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Date: 07-Mar-2016
From: Rebecca Sachs <>
Subject: CLLC 2016: Reimagining International Education
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CLLC 2016: Reimagining International Education
Short Title: CLLC 2016

Date: 25-Mar-2016 - 26-Mar-2016
Location: Fairfax, VA, USA
Contact: Kevin Martin
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

As emerging technologies and globalization conspire to make education more international, the theme of this year’s Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture -- Reimagining International Education -- seeks to explore how we, as internationally minded educators, might be able to shape the development of international education in productive and exciting ways.

CLLC 2016 will encourage conference participants to ask, among many other questions, how we can encourage multilingualism and multiliteracies; enhance the vitality of international student and educator networks; improve pedagogical practices to facilitate language learning, cultural awareness, and 21st-century career readiness; demonstrate the value of inquiry-based learning across a variety of contexts; promote global citizenship and international development; foster inclusivity and cultural responsiveness; ensure fair and valid uses of gatekeeping exams with implications for global student mobility; support the development of teachers’ professional identities and feelings of empowerment; and bridge gaps between classrooms and communities worldwide.

The main strands of the conference will include:
- Reimagining educational access and communities;
- Reimagining curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment; and
- Reimagining teacher education.

Through the sharing of best practices and emerging trends in these areas, our goal is to facilitate a thought-provoking, perspective-widening, solutions-oriented dialogue on the future of international education that acknowledges and embraces the interactions between language, learning, and culture.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Beverly Shaklee, Director of the Center for International Education and Professor of Curriculum & Instruction at George Mason University

Brock Brady, Programming and Training Education Specialist with the US Peace Corps and former President of TESOL




Higher education in today’s global context
Guilbert C. Hentschke (University of Southern California, Parthenon-EY)

Working across pedagogies in EFL environments: Realistic expectations, goals, roles, and strategies for teaching and learning
Brock Brady (US Peace Corps)

Leading change: Internationalizing teacher education across content domains Beverly Shaklee (George Mason University)



Interculturality in EFL – Nancy Grande (Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia)

Using a multilingual approach and a translingual orientation to teach Academic English to international students – Rashi Jain (George Mason University)

Third space English language learner identity – Sumera Umrani (University of Edinburgh) & Natasha Memon (Mehran University of Engineering and Technology)


Using immigrant interviews to increase Critical Cultural Awareness – Christine Giacalone & Karen Meteyer (Rivier University)

Saudi parents’ language planning and practices toward their children’s home language – Ahmed Alahmadi (University of Memphis)


Beyond assimilation: Teaching instructors the new cultural rules of engagement – Christine Bobal & Janna Schaeffer (Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute)

Cross-national, multi-language professional development for teachers of adult immigrants with limited education and literacy – Joy Peyton (Center for Applied Linguistics), Martha Young-Scholten (Newcastle University), & Nancy Faux (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Internationalizing psychology through education and research: Inclusivity and global applicability – Emma Grace (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)


The professional identity development of alternatively certified English language teachers (ACELTs) – Mehmet Durmaz & Nur Yiğitoğlu (Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus)

Online tutoring: A proven formula for success – Glen Penrod (Georgetown University)


Communication across cultures in global education – Raja Nasr (Marymount University)

Motivation and course factors in shaping student teaching outcomes – Sherry Steeley (Georgetown University)

Interdisciplinary activities/classes to facilitate acquisition of vernacular language between ESOL students and Spanish language learners – Joe LaValle (University of North Georgia)


Gelao Ethnic Cultural Curriculum in Kindergarten: An exploratory case study in China – Yongtao Gan & Lijun Meng (South-Central University for Nationalities)

Reimagining international ESL instructional practice from the ''Shadows'' – Nicholas Santavicca (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)

English as a means of communication between an L2 writer and an L1 reader: A sociolinguistic and pragmatic perspective – Mahmoud Al-Khatib (University Preparatory Program, Dar Al Uloom University)


The Boren Awards: A report of oral language proficiency gains during academic study abroad – Leah Mason & Christopher Powers (Institute of International Education) & Seamus Donnelly (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

Integrating international mindedness in Saudi English language teaching programs – Abeer Alhuthaif (George Washington University)

Is CLIL subject content tested in L1 or L2? – Mei Yin (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

The impact of intensive reading in adult Saudi English learners – Talal Daweli (Arkansas Tech University) & Mohammad Assiri (King Abdulaziz University)

Linguistic imperialism of English: What is it? Different notions about it – Khalid Albishi (Bisha College of Technology, TVTC)

Similarities and differences between Americans and Saudis when making requests (politeness theory) – Omar Alkhonini (George Mason University)


WORKSHOPS (8:45am)

Telecollaboration for international education: How to create a virtual space for learning a foreign language and culture – Yuka Akiyama (Georgetown University)

Teaching fluency using picture books to Arabic speakers – Hanadi AlShogiran, Latifa Alsaleh, & Ana Lado (Marymount University)

Taking advantage of free digital resources at VOA Learning English – Jill Robbins, Catherine Kelly Weaver, & Dustin Stephenson-Reynolds (Voice of America)



Real life language learning: A dynamic demonstration interacting with a native speaker to develop proficiency – Elizabeth Barbour (Global SKILLs) & Nancy Rhodes (Center for Applied Linguistics)

Third culture kids in the ESL classroom in U.S. schools – Maria Mercedes Oetgen (Marymount University)

Teaching ‘new’ literacies through multimodal texts – Marietta Bradinova (Virginia International University)


Student verbal participation in higher education ESL classrooms: Data and teaching practices – John Niblett (James Madison University and Study Group)

Fostering a global mind in the ESL classroom: Meeting the challenges – Deniz Gokcora (Borough of Manhattan Community College)

Computerized speech assessment on a shoestring – Paul Daniels (Kochi University of Technology)

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