Monday, June 15, 2015

2015 COTSEAL Conference Program Now Available

COTSEAL is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual COTSEAL/SEASSI Conference on Southeast Asian Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

The conference will be held in Room 206, Ingraham Hall, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18.  If you attend, please also plan to stay for SEASSI/COTSEAL Poetry Night, 7-9 pm on Saturday, July 18.

The final conference program is here.  You can also access the the full abstract of each presentation by clicking on the individual presentation titles.  Also check the following link often for updated conference logistics (travel, lodging, etc.):

We hope to see many of you at the conference!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

COTSEAL-Sponsored Panel at AAS 2016 in Seattle

As many of you know, COTSEAL regularly sponsors a panel on language teaching and related linguistics issues at the annual Association for Asian Studies Conference.

The 2016 conference will be held in Seattle, Wa, March 31-April 3.  The deadline for panel proposals and abstracts is August 2, 2015.

As this conference will be held in her home city, Pauli Sandjaja of the University of Washington-Seattle has graciously volunteered to organize a COTSEAL-sponsored panel at the conference.  She will do the work of collecting abstracts and contact information, writing the panel proposal abstract, and submitting everything to AAS by the deadline.  However, she--and we--need you to make it happen.  Pauli and I have come up with the two following possible broad themes for the panel:

1. Issues, recent research, and approaches regarding the teaching of pronunciation (including listening) in Southeast Asian languages, including the phonology and phonetics of language learning.

2. Issues, recent research, and approaches regarding assessment of any and all of the four skills in Southeast Asian languages, including proficiency assessment, intake assessment, ongoing assessment, and final evaluation in language courses.

If you are interested in being a presenter or a discussant on a panel addressing either of these topics, please contact Pauli directly, with your contact information and the abstract of your paper, by ---July 6th 2015---.

New Online Vietnamese Course at Arizona State University

VTN 101 - Elementary Vietnamese 1 (5 credits) will be offered as an online course via Arizona State University Online this fall semester.  Fall semester at Arizona State University starts August 20 - December 4.  Please help publicize this new course to those who are interested.  

General information about ASU Online:

Search for VTN 101 via ASU Course Catalog:
VTN 102 - Elementary Vietnamese 2 (5 credits) will be offered as an online course for next spring semester (January 11 - April 29).