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News and Updates: 

Please have your registration in by February 12th so that we can order lunch for you.  Preregistration has been extended to February 10th.

September 17, 2014:  Abstract for the plenary address and conference workshop of the 2015 TALGS conference keynote speakers William Grabe and Fredricka L. Stoller available here.

April 9, 2014: Click HERE to view a PowerPoint presentation featuring photographs from this year's conference!

March 27, 2014: The TALGS Conference was a success! Thanks to all of the presenters, speakers, organizers, and volunteers! We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2015 conference at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina! 

February 14, 2014: The conference in Asheville will go ahead as scheduled! We'll see you on Saturday, February 15, at or after 8:30 AM at Biltmore Park located at 28 Schenck Parkway, Suite 300, Asheville, NC 28803 (phone: 828.654.6498)

January 30, 2014: The schedule of presenters has been uploaded to the website. We look forward to seeing you at the conference February 15, 2014!

January 13, 2014: Pre-registration pricing ends soon! Registration forms must be postmarked by January 20, 2014. 

December 2, 2013: Proposal submission deadline has been extended until Sunday, December 22, 2013. Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent via email by Friday, January 10, 2014. 

NEW information regarding TALGS 2014 hosted by Western Carolina University has been updated on this site and the Western Carolina University TALGS website .

October 15, 2013: New information regarding Dr. Rilling's topic and workshop can be found on the keynote speaker page, or by clicking this link: Topic and Workshop

September 2013: We are pleased to announce the 11th TALGS keynote speaker, Dr. Sarah Rilling of Kent State University!

TALGS 2014 will be again hosted by the Western Carolina University! Mark your calendars for February 15, 2014! Watch the site for updates.

2013 Keynote Speaker, Charlene Polio's PowerPoint presentation is now available. There is a link under her name found at the bottom of the "About" page here. Coming soon: the audio of her lecture, stay tuned!

The 10th conference schedule is now available.

All attendees are invited to join us for a post-conference dinner reception with our keynote speaker at Plaza Azteca in Greenville, at 6pm. The restaurant is located on 400 SW Greenville Blvd. We look forward to seeing you there!

The conference pre-registration deadline, January 21, 2013, is fast approaching! Please note that pre-registration is completed only when accompanied by a payment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

TALGS Facebook has been set up!! Check it out:

June 10, 2012: We're pleased to announce our 10th TALGS keynote speaker, Dr. Charlene Polio of Michigan State University!

May 11, 2012: TALGS 2013 returns to East Carolina University for its 10th anniversary! Mark your calendars for February 16, 2013! Watch the site for updates coming soon.

February 19, 2012: The TALGS Conference in Asheville was a success! To review the program and pictures, visit our History page.

January 27, 2012: Information on travel to and accommodation in Asheville, NC is now available at

January 27, 2012: Information on travel to and accommodation in Asheville, NC is now available at

January 20, 2012: The preregistration has been extended to February 1.

December 01 2011: The deadline for 2012 TALGS Call for papers has been postponed to December 15, 2011.

September 07, 2011: The TALGS 2012 Call for Paper is now available. The deadline for proposal submission is Thursday, December, 1, 2011.

July 06, 2011: An interview by Dr. Andrea Kitta with Dr. Ofelia Garcia, the 8th Annual TALGS Keynote Speaker, has been posted.

June 7, 2011: Video of the 2011 TALGS Plenary Session with Keynote Speaker Dr. Ofelia Garcia is now available.

May 5, 2011: Video of the 2010 TALGS Plenary Session with Keynote Speaker Dr. Elaine Tarone is now available.

May 5, 2011: Pictures are up from the 2011 TALGS Conference.

April 4, 2011: Carolina TESOL Newsletter (page 4) has an article on the 8th Annual TALGS Conference.

February 3, 2011: The program for the 8th Annual TALGS Conference is now available. Please check "schedule".

June 02, 2010: The 8th Annual TALGS Conference is proud to announce their next keynote speaker, Dr. Ofelia García.

June 02, 2010:An interview by Chad Elliott with Dr. Elaine Tarone, the 7th Annual TALGS Keynote Speaker, has been posted.

May 12, 2010: Pictures are up from the 2010 TALGS Conference.

March 31, 2010: Carolina TESOL has published an article on the 7th Annual TALGS Conference.

Feb. 12th, 2010: The 7th Annual TALGS Schedule has been posted.

Jan. 28, 2010: Presenters abstracts are now available. Last pre-registration date on February 1, 2010. For accommodations in Greenville, N.C., check out our Accommodations Page.

Jan 12, 2010: 7th Annual TALGS Conference will soon have the conference schedule available.

Jan. 1, 2010: Early Preregistration end January 18, 2010 and preregistrations ends February 1, 2010. Register now!

Aug. 5, 2009: Interview with Dr. Jodi Crandall from the University of Baltimore after the 6th Annual TALGS conference.