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Title: The TELL Project: Made for Montana - and Your State, Too!
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Lisa Werner is Past President of the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages (PNCFL) and former World Languages Department Chair at Bozeman High School in Montana, where she teaches German.

Montana does not boast an overabundance of language teachers. World Languages are found predominantly in the larger school districts with high school enrollments of more than 200, but only 49 of the 173 high schools in Montana are that large. The study of languages is neither a graduation requirement nor an admissions requirement at our state universities, so smaller districts rarely prioritize languages when determining which electives to offer.

I’m fortunate to be a member of a department of nine collaborative colleagues, but the majority of MALT members are in a school or community where they’re the lone language teacher. For these teachers, the chances of meeting up with a fellow language teacher are rare. Being able to maintain the commitment of a district to language instruction and communicate what best practices in today’s language classroom look like to the administration further complicates the situation. This can be especially difficult for a new teacher in a school where language learning is still a bit of a novelty.

The resources needed to support such teachers are readily available with the TELL Project. The mission of the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project is to “define what effective language teachers do and facilitate their growth to  prepare for, advance and support language learning.” TELL provides us with a framework that clearly describes the qualities of an effective language teacher, tools and resources that facilitate in assessing those qualities, and the ability to make links to a broader community of language educators.

Teachers in my department turn to TELL in order to self-assess their teaching practice, to set professional goals, or to observe and provide feedback in each other’s classrooms. For our department, the introduction of the TELL resources to our school administration was the pivotal point in our effort to communicate what our teachers aspired to in the classroom, and, because they correlate to the district’s teacher evaluation, the TELL evaluation resources have become an accepted and preferred accompaniment in our formal teacher evaluations.

I would encourage all teachers to dedicate a few hours to investigate the TELL Project at tellproject.org, but especially those teachers who feel isolated in their schools and need some outside guidance. If you’ve already checked out TELL’s resources, do it again. Gain a new insight into your own practice and then share it with the teacher down the hall or across the state.


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Title: Book: Sloganization in Language Education Discourse
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From http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788921855

Sloganization in Language Education Discourse: Conceptual Thinking in the Age of Academic Marketization
Edited by Barbara Schmenk, Stephan Breidbach, and Lutz Küster
Published by Multilingual Matters

This volume focuses (self-) critically on sloganization as an emergent phenomenon in language education discourse. Motivated by an increasing uneasiness with a number of widespread concepts in current language education research that have become sloganized, this volume comprises a collection of chapters by international scholars that scrutinize the discourse of language education, identify popular slogans and reconstruct the sloganization processes. It promotes critical self-reflection of scholars and professionals in the field of language education – a field that has widely been dominated by the need to develop innovative approaches and practices, at the expense of self-critical work that attempts to situate the field and its approaches within wider historical, cultural and conceptual contexts.

Visit the publisher's website at http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788921855


Source: Multilingual Matters
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Title: Book: The Politics of Multilingualism
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From https://benjamins.com/catalog/wlp.6

The Politics of Multilingualism: Europeanisation, globalisation and linguistic governance
Edited by Peter A. Kraus and François Grin 
Published by John Benjamins Publishing Company

This book proposes a multidisciplinary assessment of the impact of complex diversity on language politics and policies, analyzing how the legacies of the old interact with the challenges of the new. Its main focus is on the interplay of multilingualism on the one hand, and the dynamics of transnationalism, globalization, and Europeanization on the other. This interplay confronts contemporary societies with unprecedented questions, as they face the need to come to grips with increasingly varied and pervasive manifestations of linguistic and cultural diversity. This volume develops an integrative approach that identifies the key social and political dimensions at hand, offering an innovative contribution to the ongoing conversation on the manifestations and management of multilingualism.

Visit the publisher's website at https://benjamins.com/catalog/wlp.6


Source: John Benjamins Publishing Company
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Title: Book: The Future of English in Asia
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From https://www.routledge.com/The-Future-of-English-in-Asia-Perspectives-on-language-and-literature/OSullivan-Huddart-Lee/p/book/9780367133818

The Future of English in Asia: Perspectives on language and literature
Edited by Michael O'Sullivan, David Huddart, and Carmen Lee
Published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

This collection is unique in bringing together key thinkers on language and literature to discuss the future of English in Asia. Many of the contributors are themselves responsible for important sub-genres in English linguistics and literary studies and this collection gives them the opportunity to respond to each other directly. The different chapters also respond to different contemporary debates and emerging trends and discourses that are hugely important for the future of English language teaching in schools across Asia.

This volume is also groundbreaking in bringing English literary studies and Applied English Linguistics together in the contemporary Asian context. The Future of English in Asia includes studies on the following subject areas:

Cultural Translation in World Englishes, Multilingual Education, English Futures and the function of Literature, English Literary Studies in Japan, and English and Social Media in Asia. Well into this century, it appears that it is still very difficult to know what to expect when it comes to the future of English. The future of English will continue to be determined by complex local contexts. As it has in other parts of the world, the future of English in Asia will continue to rely on the proliferation of its transformations as much as its hegemonic status. This volume reflects the widespread acknowledgement that whatever future English has will inevitably be shaped by its fate in Asia.

The collection will be a welcome resource for scholars and students of English linguistics, English literary studies, and topics related to the teaching of English in Asia.

Visit the publisher's website at https://www.routledge.com/The-Future-of-English-in-Asia-Perspectives-on-language-and-literature/OSullivan-Huddart-Lee/p/book/9780367133818


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Title: Call for Papers: 6th Lao Studies Conference
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From http://www.laostudies.org/icls/vi/overview

The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP), Cornell University and the Center for Lao Studies (CLS) will host the Sixth International Conference on Lao Studies (ICLS6) on June 13-15, 2019 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA. The main objective of the conference is to promote Lao studies, by providing an international forum for scholars to present and discuss various aspects of Lao Studies. The conference will bring together Lao Studies scholars and researchers from different disciplines. 

The following are included within the target groups of the conference:
 
1) All self-identified ethnic groups of Laos (e.g. Lao, Khmu, Hmong, Ieu-Mien, Akha, Phouan, Phou Tai, Nyouan, etc.);
2) Lao/Thai Isan and other ethnic Lao groups in Thailand (e.g. Lao Song, Phouan, Phou
Tai, etc.);
3) Ethnic Lao living in Cambodia;
4) Cross-border ethnic groups living in Vietnam, China, Burma, Thailand and Cambodia (e.g. Akha, Hmong, Phouan, Ieu-Mien, Khmu, Tai Lue, Tai Dam, Lahu, Brao, etc.; and
5) Overseas diaspora originally from Laos or descendants of people from Laos (including Lao Americans, Hmong Americans, Khmu Americans, French Lao, Australian Lao, Canadian Lao, etc.)
 
The following are some possible topics of interest to the conference organizers:
* Architectural Transformations
* Art and Music
* Border Trade and Interactions
* Buddhism and Other Religions
* Community
* Cultures of Ethnic Groups in Laos
* Education
* Environment and Health
* Ethnic Groups and Economic and Social Change
* Ethnomusicology
* Extractive Industries
* Families and Children
* Gender Relations
* History
* Identity Politics
* Internet-Based Communications and Networking
* Language, Linguistics and Literature
* Lao American Issues
* Lao Heritage
* Lao People in the Regional/Global Economy
* Lao Relations with People from Other Ethnic Groups
* Large-Scale Economic Land Concessions
* Livelihood Changes
* Nature Conservation (including Wildlife and Protected Area Management)
* Nature-Society Interactions
* Politics
* Research Methodologies in Lao Studies
* Rural Development
* Transnational Networks and Relations
* Urbanization and Development

Deadline for submitting abstracts: December 31, 2018

For more information visit: http://www.laostudies.org/icls/vi/overview


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Title: Call for Proposals: Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching 2019
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From https://psllt2019nau.wordpress.com

The 11th annual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) Conference will be held September 12-14, 2019 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. PSLLT is an annual meeting that brings together language teachers and researchers who share an interest in second language pronunciation.

The PSLLT Conference has three main types of presentations: Oral Presentations (20 minutes + 5 minutes of questions); Posters (a dedicated 90-minute poster presentation session); and Teaching Tips (10 minute, evidence-based pedagogical approaches to teaching pronunciation in a dedicated time-slot). For all types of presentations, abstracts should be no more than 300 words. 

Related Topics:
Effect of L1 on L2 pronunciation
Intelligibility in global contexts
Measurements of speech properties for L2 learners
Perception of accentedness, intelligibility and comprehensibility
Pronunciation and second language learning
Pronunciation and second language teaching
Pronunciation and communication in the workplace
Pronunciation and other areas of Applied Linguistics (e.g., assessment, corpus linguistics, pragmatics, psycholinguistics)

The proposal submission process will open in early January of 2019 and will close in early April of 2019. 

For more information, visit https://psllt2019nau.wordpress.com


Source: Northern Arizona University
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Title: Call for Papers: 2019 Language Policy and Planning Conference
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From https://wordpress.oise.utoronto.ca/lpp-conference/call-for-papers/

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) will host the 2019 Language Policy and Planning (LPP) Conference on August 22-24 at OISE/University of Toronto. They invite papers and colloquia that approach language policy from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, and in a variety of contexts, from the local/institutional to the national/global.

Abstracts of up to 300 words are welcome that address topics such as:

  • Official and non-official language policies    
  • Language-in-education policies
  • Language attrition, language revitalization, and language policies
  • Heritage language policies
  • Language policy and political economy    
  • Language policy, globalization, and superdiversity
  • Language policy and the workplace    
  • Language policy and lingua franca
  • Language policy and Indigeneity    
  • Language policies and transnational communities
  • Language policy, signed languages, and Deaf studies    
  • Language policy and anti-racism/anti-oppression
  • Language policy and political theory    
  • National identities and language policies
  • Language policy and economics    
  • Methods of language policy inquiry

Abstracts are due by February 28, 2019.

For more information, visit https://wordpress.oise.utoronto.ca/lpp-conference/call-for-papers/

 


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Title: Alabama World Languages Association Conference 2019
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From https://theawla.wildapricot.org/

AWLA Conference 2019
February 15-16
University of Montevallo

Mission: Assessment
Assessment in the World Language Classroom

Registration is now open. Visit the conference webpage at https://theawla.wildapricot.org/awla2019


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Title: Conference Call: 2019 Midwest Slavic Conference
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From https://slaviccenter.osu.edu/about/conferences/midwest-slavic

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) will host the 2019 Midwest Slavic Conference on April 5-7, 2019. Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all topics related to the theme “1989 and its Effects on Central and Eastern Europe”. Preceding this year’s conference, Dr. Dorin Uritescu (York University) will present the 22nd Annual Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture, entitled “Geolinguistic Variation and Language Change in Romanian,“ on Friday, April 5th at 4:00PM. The conference will then open at 5:30PM with a keynote address by Dr. Vitaly Chernetsky (U. of Kansas) that will focus on cultural representations of the fall of Communism in Ukraine and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Building on the keynote address, a plenary panel focusing on the larger political, economic, and social impacts of 1989 will follow on Saturday morning. Panels by conference participants will then commence on Saturday from 10:45AM-5:30PM and Sunday from 8:30AM-12:30PM. 

Abstract and CV Submissions Due: January 14th

For more information, visit https://slaviccenter.osu.edu/about/conferences/midwest-slavic


Source: Ohio State University
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Title: CLAC-in-Action Series: Open Doors to Collaboration
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From https://clacconsortium.org/2018/11/01/clac-in-action-webinar-series-launches/

The CLAC (The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum) Consortium is a nonprofit academic professional organization managed by volunteers from consortial member institutions. CLAC is dedicated to promoting the cultures and languages across the curriculum movement through conferences and the sharing of resources. 

In their webinar session, on November 13, 2018 from 5:30pm-6:15pm EST, Dr. Bernd Estabrook, Professor of German, will discuss the development of Illinois College's CLAC program and the 1-credit add-on that emerged from the World Languages Department in 2015. He will discuss ways to leverage student interest as a means to promote faculty interest in bringing language learning and use into other disciplines. The session will include course content, sample assignments, learning experience, as well as outcomes and next steps.

For more information and registration, visit https://clacconsortium.org/2018/11/01/clac-in-action-webinar-series-launches/


Source: Illinois College
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