2020 MALT Colloquium Call for Proposals

DEADLINE: All session proposals must be received by January 8, 2020.

14th Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching
Saturday February 8, 2020
9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Mammel Hall (UNO Scott Campus)

The MALT Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching seeks to create a community of local area language teachers & learners, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and encourage research in the field of Language Education. The event is free and open to the public.

Event Schedule:

9:00-9:50: Meet & Greet and Poster Session
10:00-11:00: Keynote address by Dr. Catherine Compton-Lilly
11:15- 12:15: Morning Presentations
12:20-12:50: Light Refreshments and Social
1:00- 2:00: Afternoon Presentations
2:15 3:00: Round-Table & Open Discussion: “Social Equity in Language Learning”, with the participation of experienced teachers and stakeholders from our community

Who Can Submit Proposals:

Proposals from teachers at all levels of instruction and of all world languages and ESL/EFL are welcome; however, first priority will be given to proposals that are accessible to teachers of all languages and levels. We strongly encourage graduate students to participate by submitting a proposal.

Types of Proposals:

We invite proposals for either Presentations (Track A & Track B) or Poster Sessions. Find below a description of Presentations and Poster Sessions.

Proposals will address the following areas:

  • Language teaching/learning strategies
  • Language learning styles
  • Pedagogical innovations in language teaching, assessment & evaluation
  • Language & culture
  • Teaching literature and/or civilization within the language class
  • Language & technology
  • Second/foreign language acquisition: connecting theory to practice,
  • Literacy, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics

Description of Presentations and Poster Sessions

  • Presentations Track A: Pedagogical and interactive presentations. The specific goal of this track is to introduce pedagogical innovations and open the floor to conversations among fellow teachers.
  • Presentations Track B: Research-oriented presentations to introduce or discuss new research and its application to the classroom. The specific goal of this track is to familiarize the audience with current research and theories, and their potential classroom use.
  • Poster Sessions: digital or physical posters (48″ x 36″) accepted. The specific goal of this track is to share classroom-based research projects with a larger audience.

No lunch will be provided. Light refreshments only.

Submission Process:

DEADLINE: All proposals must be received by January 8, 2020.

Proposal submissions should indicate the selected track, and include a title, a 250-300 word abstract, and a 50-word summary for the conference program.

All abstracts will be submitted for blind review. Thus, the following submission guidelines should be closely followed:

• All submissions should include selected track, abstract, title, and 50-word summary.
• DO NOT include any identifying information in the abstract itself.
• Include your contact information (name, email, phone, school affiliation) in the body of your email only.
• Proposals must be submitted via email to melaniebloom@unomaha.edu.

Upon submission, you will receive an email confirmation indicating that your proposal was received.