Conference on Distinguished Language Studies
Venue: Embassy Suites Hotels
|Event Date/Time: Dec 04, 2009||End Date/Time: Dec 05, 2009|
|Registration Date: Dec 04, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Dec 15, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: Oct 15, 2009|
Professors, researchers, administrators, and others with experience in teaching, studying, translation/interpretation, or assessment at the near-native level of proficiency in any foreign language are invited to submit a one-page abstract (exclusive of bibliography) on any aspect of language study at the distinguished level. (For those looking for a definition of â€œdistinguishedâ€ level/ILR Level 4, a description can be found at www.govtilr.org). There will be several areas of focus: teaching methods and practices, language learning experiences, research, translation/interpretation, program development/management, and assessment (proficiency, diagnostic, dynamic, other). Whole panels may be suggested and abstracts submitted together, if desired. The working language of the conference will be English. However, presentations may be in any language, as long as there are enough presentations in that language to form a panel. Abstracts should be written in the language in which they will be presented and should be sent to the CDLC Operations Director, Boris Shekhtman, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than October 1, 2009.
Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Notification of acceptance (or rejection) of proposals will be made on or about October 15. Following the conference, presentations will be published in a Proceedings volume.