LINGUIST List 32.1510

Fri Apr 30 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acq/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 29-Apr-2021
From: Florencia Henshaw <>
Subject: Symposium on Language Pedagogy in Higher Education
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Full Title: Symposium on Language Pedagogy in Higher Education
Short Title: SOLPHE

Date: 01-Oct-2021 - 02-Oct-2021
Location: Chicago (Online), USA
Contact Person: Claudia Fernández
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2021

Meeting Description:

The goal of this symposium is to serve as a professional development forum tailored to the needs of post-secondary language educators, which will not only help to enhance the quality of language programs but also provide opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration. During the symposium, we will host talks and sessions about different aspects of language teaching and program administration in higher education settings.

Call for Papers:

We welcome submissions from language program directors, graduate students, and faculty of all ranks and languages, for 20-minute presentations. Proposals may be either practice-oriented or research-oriented, as long as they have practical implications that may be relevant to different language programs in post-secondary settings. All proposals must fall under one of the following two strands:

Topics that fit this strand include but are not limited to the following:
- Research-based pedagogical approaches
- Technology integration
- Experiential learning
- Assessment of instructional outcomes
- Diversity and inclusive teaching
- Intercultural competence
- Students’ and instructors’ perceptions

Topics that fit this strand include but are not limited to the following:
- Training and supervision of teaching assistants
- Language teaching methods courses
- Evaluation and training of language program directors
- Program articulation
- Curriculum development and revision
- Mission, vision, and objectives of basic language programs
- Recruitment and retention
- Selection and development of instructional materials
- Course placement practices

Submission Guidelines:
You may submit only one proposal as a lead presenter. You can be listed as a co-presenter on an additional proposal on a different topic. All proposals must be in English.
The file you upload should include ONLY the following 3 elements: a title (15 words maximum), an abstract (300 words maximum), and a 50-word summary to be included in the program. IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT include any personal information in the abstract file you are uploading! **Your proposal may be automatically rejected if personal information is included in the file**

Meeting Location: Virtual

Contact Information: Claudia Fernández (

Meeting Dates: Oct 1, 2021 to Oct 2, 2021

Abstract Submission Information: Abstracts can be submitted from 25-Apr-2021 until 30-Jun-2021 via

Page Updated: 30-Apr-2021