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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

NERALLT 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 11th and 12th 2018

Boston University, Boston, MA

Hosted by the Geddes Language Center at Boston University 

 


Theme:

FOSTERING AND ASSESSING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

 

Apart from communicative competence, developing intercultural competence has become one of the main goals of language instruction in the 21st century. Technology has opened new ways to connect language learners with the world and has brought about interesting ways to allow students to sharpen their cultural awareness, increase target culture knowledge, and expand their global competence. How can technology be used to foster the development of intercultural competence? In which ways can technology help instructors assess students’ intercultural competence and global awareness? How have technological innovations been applied to classroom settings to emphasize intercultural learning?

NERALLT 2018 invites conference proposals that discuss projects, ideas, and initiatives to develop and assess students’ intercultural competence through technology in the following formats: 

  •     30 Minute Individual/Group Presentation
  •     Roundtable Discussion or Panel (30 minutes, maximum 3 presenters +15 min Q & A)
  •     (Electronic) Poster Session
  •     Workshop (1-2 hours, hands-on)
  •     Lightning Round Session (5 minute presentation followed by facilitated group discussion)

 

Guidelines for Proposals:

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 50-word summary for the program at

http://bit.ly/NERALLT2018CFP

 

Presentation titles should not exceed 10 words. Only one abstract submission per person, but a presenter may appear as a co-author (but not the first author) on other submitted abstracts. An author may also submit another proposal in an additional category (e.g., a poster or a workshop). All proposals for consideration must be submitted online and will not be accepted after the deadline. 

 

Abstracts are due by June 30, 2018