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Call for Consortium Workshop Proposal

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning (http://www.languageconsortium.org/) is inviting proposals for a workshop on language pedagogy to be held in the spring or fall semester 2018, on one of its member campuses. The CLTL offers funding of up to $5000 to support the workshop. Additional funding may be available depending on the nature and scope of the proposal. Check with your campus representative before submitting a proposal.

The first workshop in this series was held at Brown University in October 2013 and was titled “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Practical Approaches to the Pedagogy of Cultural Learning”. The second, entitled “Language Learning and Teaching with Urban and Linguistic Landscapes”, was held at Columbia University in October 2016.

Proposals must be submitted by a member of the language faculty of one of the member institutions (Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, or Yale). The proposed workshop should be one or one-and-one-half days in length and either:

  • focus on a pedagogical issue across languages (for example, assessment; project-based learning; use of technology; heritage learning, etc.
  • or focus on a pedagogical issue pertaining to a specific language and involves faculty from two or more Consortium Institutions.

While both types of proposals are encouraged, preference will be given to proposals that actively involve language faculty from multiple institutions, target multiple languages, or reflect ongoing or proposed collaborative activities across two or more institutions.

CLTL funding can be used to:

  • cover costs to host a speaker and/or multiple presenters (including travel and lodging)
  • pay for materials
  • defray costs of refreshments, meals and room rental

Your proposal should:

  • be three to five pages long, double spaced (Proposals that exceed the required length will not be considered)
  • provide a detailed and convincing rationale that identifies the topic and its relevance to current pedagogical and theoretical issues
  • include a detailed schedule for the workshop, including proposed speakers and topics
  • have a significant hands-on focus, allowing participants to actively engage with the topic
  • include a brief bio of each of the organizers
  • include a detailed budget and - when possible - bios of the proposed presenters (these are not part the 3-5 page requirement)

Should you be awarded the funding, you must:

  • plan and carry out all aspects of the workshop
  • keep track of all expenses to be reimbursed, and submit your receipts to the Consortium
  • write a short report summarizing the workshop
  • carry out an evaluation of the workshop and attach completed evaluations to your report
  • post this report or any papers or talks from the workshop on the CLTL webpage

Each campus can submit up to 3 proposals. Interested candidates are urged to consult with their campus CLTL representatives before and during the writing process.

The CLTL board will select one proposal to fund from the pool of proposals submitted. Deadline for submission of proposals is February 28, 2017. Please submit your proposal to the Consortium representative on your campus:

Brown University: Elsa Amanatidou (elsa_amanatidou@brown.edu)
Columbia University: Stéphane Charitos (sc758@columbia.edu)
Cornell University: Dick Feldman (rf10@cornell.edu)
University of Chicago: Cathy Baumann (ccbauman@uchicago.edu)
Yale University: Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl (nelleke.vandeusen-scholl@yale.edu)

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