Proposals are sought for sessions on Saturday. The focus of this symposium is on how various authentic contexts can be integrated and utilized to facilitate college-level language learning and teaching in the 21st century. Topics may include:
- telecollaborative projects with native speakers
- online gaming and simulated contexts
- language learning in short- and long-term study abroad contexts
- language use and identity
- service-based language learning
- translation projects
- involvement in local target language-speaking communities
- language use in internships and other experiences
For more information about Proposal Submission, please download the 2015 Chicago Language Symposium Presentation Proposal Form.
About the Keynote Speaker
Elaine E. Tarone is the Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) and a Professor in the Second Language Studies Program at the University of Minnesota.
Her research publications focus on the impact of social context on learner language and second language acquisition. She has published research on oral second-language processing by low-literacy learners, interlanguage variation, interaction in immersion classrooms, language play, and genre analysis.
A member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, she is a recipient of the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Post-baccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education.