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December 02, 2008

Sixth International Conference on Language Teacher Education - Call for Papers & Attendance

Conference Invitation and Call for Papers
Sixth International Conference on Language Teacher Education
Preparing Language Teachers for the 21st Century

May 28 - 30, 2009, Washington, DC, USA

Designed for practitioners and researchers involved in the preparation and ongoing professional development of language teachers, LTE 2009 will address the education of teachers of all languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in the many national and international contexts in which this takes place, including:
* foreign/modern/world language teaching;
* bilingual education;
* immersion education;
* indigenous and minority language education; and
* the teaching of less commonly taught languages.

The conference aims to bring together teacher educators from these contexts to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices and to initiate and sustain a meaningful professional dialogue across languages, levels, and settings.

Pre-Conference Workshops begin at 9 am on Thursday, May 28, 2009. The Opening Reception begins at 5 pm on Thursday, May 28, 2009.

Deadline for Submissions: December 15, 2008

The conference will focus on four broad themes:
* Theme I: The Knowledge Base of Language Teacher Education
* Theme II: Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language TeacherEducation
* Theme lll: Collaborations in Language Teacher Education
* Theme IV: Practices in Language Teacher Education

Plenary Speakers:
* Second Language Teacher Education in Times of Change: Jack Richards, The Regional Language Centre
* Teacher Cognition and Communicative Language Teaching: Simon Borg, University
of Leeds
* The Moral Lives of Teacher Educators: Bill Johnston, Indiana University
* A Sociocultural Perspective on Language Teacher Education: Karen Johnson, Pennsylvania State University

Types of Sessions View Call for Papers & P re-Conference Workshops
Symposia (2 hours)
Paper Sessions (25-minute papers)
Discussion Sessions (55 minutes)
Poster Sessions (60 Minutes)

For more information and to submit a proposal, please come to: http://nclrc.org/lte2009

To contact us: LTE@nclrc.org

Posted by kpfister at December 2, 2008 04:45 PM

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