LINGUIST List 33.934

Thu Mar 10 2022

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Pragmatics/USA

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 09-Mar-2022
From: EPIC Program <epichumnet.ucla.edu>
Subject: UCLA EPIC-Lang Conference -- Building Sustainable Modern Language Programs: The Next Generation of Transformative Language Courses (Online)
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UCLA EPIC-Lang Conference -- Building Sustainable Modern Language Programs: The Next Generation of Transformative Language Courses (Online)
Short Title: UCLA EPIC-Lang Conference


Date: 20-May-2022 - 21-May-2022
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contact: Tegan Artho-Bentz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://epic.ucla.edu/epic-lang-spring-conference/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics

Meeting Description:

The Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC) Program, an initiative from the UCLA Division of Humanities, is pleased to host the “Building Sustainable Modern Language Programs: The Next Generation of Transformative Language Courses” conference focused on language pedagogy. Conference sessions will be held remotely from Friday, May 20 to Saturday, May 21, 2022, with an in person conference dinner on Saturday.



Call for Papers:

EPIC-Lang(uage) invites you to propose full panel sessions or individual papers which aim to explore the future of Modern Language programs through building stable and sustainable language programs for the next generation of learners. While re-imagined language classes focus more on teaching academic and critical thinking skills rather than language specific skills, the current transformed language learning and teaching landscape compels us to redesign our language programs and make them sustainable, accessible, and diverse in their objectives. We seek proposals that address the needs of future language learners and educators in Language Humanities, and proposals that develop innovative curricula to enable sustainable language programs and empower students at the same time. The goal of this EPIC-Lang international conference is to provide a comprehensive academic experience for language educators of all languages at the University level.

We welcome individual paper or full panel proposals on any of the following themes:
– Language as content
– Student Empowerment through Language courses
– Models for sustainable language programs
– Language Courses for Social Justice
– Multilingualism, Translanguaging, Intercomprehension in Language Classes
– Language Across Curriculum
– Orthographies and Writing Proficiencies
– From Research to classroom
– Sign language and multimodal communication
– Intercultural and Multicultural communication
– Examples of transformed methodology in language courses

Individual presentations will be allotted 20 minutes each while panels will be allotted 50 minutes and may comprise 3-4 speakers. Each panel proposal must identify their speakers clearly in the proposal. We welcome submissions from faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars.

Panel or paper proposal submissions must include the following:
– paper abstract(s)
– presenter name(s)
– institutional affiliation and title or rank
– email information for all presenters

To be considered for the conference, proposals must be submitted by Thursday, March 31, 2022. For questions, contact epichumnet.ucla.edu.




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