18th Annual Texas Language Education Research (TexLER) Conference

Call for Papers

Mon, October 31, 2016 | Online

18th Annual Texas Language Education Research (TexLER) Conference
18th Annual Texas Language Education Research (TexLER) Conference

The 18th Annual Texas Language Education Research (TexLER) Conference is now accepting proposals for the annual conference on February 17-18, 2017 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. TexLER welcomes research studies and practice-oriented presentations that clearly establish strong connections between theory and practice in diverse contexts. 

The theme for the conference this year is “Educating Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students: Research and Practices.” This year's submissions are due on October 31st, 2016, 11:59 pm CT

Proposals are being accepted from the following strands:

  • Foreign/Second Language Acquisition 
  • Language and Technology 
  • Language Testing and Assessment 
  • Curriculum Design and Development 
  • Language Planning and Policy 
  • Teacher Education 
  • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Heritage Learner Communities 
  • Educational Linguistics  Research Methodology 
  • Language Pedagogy and Practices 
  • Second Language (Bi)Literacy 

Proposal applicants are encouraged to submit for the following presentation categories:

1. 60-minute Poster Presentation:

  • Posters will be on display during the conference, and a separate conference session will be dedicated to presenters to explain their work and answer questions. Posters can be used to gain valuable feedback on theses, dissertations, or research. This is a good format for describing a work in progress, or a new process or idea. 

2. 20-minute Research-Based or Practice-Oriented Presentation:

  • Research-Based Presentation: A 20 minute formal talk addressing a small audience followed by a 5 minute Q&A/discussion. It might be original empirical research as well as an original theoretical investigation.
  • Practice-Oriented Presentation: A 20 minute practical or “hands-on” presentation by the presenter(s) followed by a 5 minute Q&A/discussion. It can be a practical demonstration of a theory, or an application of pedagogical methodology still in the developmental stage. 

3. 45-minute Practice-Oriented Presentation

  • Workshop: A 45 minute practical demonstration of a theory or an application of a pedagogical methodology, followed by a short Q&A/discussion. Presenter(s) should engage the audience through experiential learning techniques

For more information, visit: http://www.texler.org/conference-2017.html

Sponsored by: University of Texas at San Antonio

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