Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Southeast Asian Language: New Directions (deadline extended)

Call for Proposals for Presentations/Posters/Roundtables
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
September 8-10, 2017


All Southeast Asian language teaching professionals are invited to submit proposals for presentations, posters, or roundtables focused on innovations, curriculum development, and research on pedagogy and assessment for Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese and/or other Southeast Asian languages. Topics of interests include (but are not limited to): language structure, acquisition, methodology, technology, instruction strategies, content-based lessons, or heritage language learners.
See the NEW conference website: https://agh955.wixsite.com/sealangconference for details.

Prospective presenters and conference participants must complete the application and pre-registration FORM. Abstracts of 300-500 words must follow the guidelines below and should include a title, the language(s) being addressed, and a short description of the purpose and content of the proposed poster, presentation, or roundtable. Travel funding may be available.

The main text of the poster should be in English except for illustrations on the teaching/research language(s).
  • Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4 x 8 feet
  • Presenters of a poster will be expected to be in attendance on Saturday, September 9 2017 in order to explain their poster and to hand out any supplemental materials they may have prepared.
  • Paper presentations/talks should be 20 minutes long and must be in English except for examples presented in the talk or in audio-visuals
  • Presentations will be scheduled across all three days of the conference and may be group thematically or by language
  • Roundtable proposals may submitted by individuals or groups of language professionals
  • Please indicate in the abstract if the topic is intended to address a language-specific topic and audience, or if it is a thematic discussion that cuts across more than one Southeast Asian language.
Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract submission: June 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 8, 2017

Conference Dates: September 8-10, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Call for Proposals for COTSEAL-Sponsored Panel at AAS 2018

COTSEAL is seeking for paper proposals to be presented at COTSEAL-sponsored panel at  the 2018 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Washington DC, March 22-25, 2018.

COTSEAL is recruiting 4 panelists working on different Southeast Asian Languages to form a panel on the broad topic of "Communicating Content: Linking Southeast Asian Language Instruction to Area Studies."

This theme is wide enough to include different kinds of language, linguistic, pedagogy 
and Southeast Asian area study perspectives and discussions.

The topics may include but are not limited to:
- Language and cultures
- Language and media
- Language and politics
- Language and the environment
- Content-based curriculum and instruction
- Language across the curriculum
- Integrated language and cultural awareness classes
- Jump-start classes connecting language and area study classes

The panel organizer is Desiana Pauli Sandjaja sandjaja@uw.eduPlease email Pauli your title and abstract by July 28, 2017.

Please also be aware that AAS does not allow people to participate as presenter, chair or discussant in more than one panel (being an organizer doesn't count).

To prepare for your proposal please check the AAS website:

Further questions about COTSEAL-sponsored panel can be addressed to the panel organizer and COTSEAL officers.