Research Meets Practice & Practice Meets Research. We encourage submissions from graduate students and professionals whose research and practice fall broadly under the umbrella of applied linguistics and TESL/TEFL. The mission of the conference binds us to prioritize proposals from graduate students and professionals not holding a doctoral degree. If you are interested in submitting but unsure about eligibility, do email Western Carolina TALGS at firstname.lastname@example.org or East Carolina TALGS at email@example.com. We will gladly assist you. We welcome proposals relevant to language use, learning, and/or teaching. Sample fields include applied linguistics & education (e.g., teaching ESL/EFL, English language learners in mainstream classrooms, immersion/dual language programs, or content-based teaching models), English studies, discourse, foreign languages, sociolinguistics, and corpus linguistics. Presentations on action research (inside and outside the classroom), reports on successful teaching practices, works in progress, as well as proposals for discussion sessions and workshops will be considered. Presentations requiring computer facilities can be accommodated. Multiple proposals will be considered. Please see the links to the left to submission and registration information. The extended deadline for proposal submission is Sunday, December 22, 2013.
Papers| 20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for questions and answers
Workshops| 40 minutes for practical, hands-on "presentations"
Discussion Panels| 40 minutes for panel discussion on a specific topic and set of questions
Posters| 60 minutes for poster presentation and display
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