The Consortium for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce this year's winner in the annual workshop competition it funds. The winning proposal entitled Language Learning and Teaching in Urban and Linguistic Landscapes was submitted by Lee B. Abraham, Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program and Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University.

The proposal made a compelling argument about the importance of analyzing language in public spaces in order to understand its socioeconomic and cultural coordinates but also in order to refocus language learners’ attention to the importance of the social contexts in which meaning and identities are constructed. 

The workshop will take place at Columbia University during AY 2016-2017. More to follow as the date and the program are finalized.

Call for Consortium Workshop Proposals - Update

If you missed the deadline and were not able to put in a proposal together in time for the Consortium for Language Teaching workshop CFP, but would still like to apply, the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learninghas extended the deadline for the Call for Consortium Workshop Proposals. The new deadline is December 30th. Please see the updated CFP for details. It can be found here.


Call for Consortium Workshop Proposals

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning ( is inviting proposals for a workshop on language pedagogy to be held in the calendar year 2016 on one of its member campuses. The CLTL offers funding of up to $5000 to support the workshop.

The call for proposals can be found here.


The first workshop in this series was held at Brown University in October 2013, titled “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Practical Approaches to the Pedagogy of Cultural Learning” (

Proposals must be submitted by a member of the language faculty of one of the member institutions (Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, or Yale). Preference will be given to proposals that involve language faculty from multiple institutions, target multiple languages, or, that reflect collaborative activities across two or more institutions.

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.)
  • focus on a pedagogical issue pertaining to a specific language and involves faculty from two or more Consortium 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 or meals

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 pages 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 original 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 December 1, 2015. Please submit to the Consortium representative on your campus:

Brown University: Elsa Amanatidou (
Columbia University: Stéphane Charitos (
Cornell University: Dick Feldman (
University of Chicago: Cathy Baumann (
Yale University: Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl (


UPDATE: Call for Consortium Workshop

Please note that the submission date for proposals for the organization of a Consortium Wokshop has been extended to April 17, 2005. More information is available in the attached document below:

Call for proposals


Call for Consortium Workshop 2015

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that it seeking proposals from its members schools for the organization of a workshop on issues of pedagogy to be held in the fall of 2015 on one of its member campuses. To support this initiative, the CLTL offers funding of up to $5000 in support of the workshop. Proposals must be submitted by a member of the language faculty of one of the member institutions. Joint proposals by more than one institution are particularly welcomed. All proposals will be reviewed by members of the Consortium Board, and one will be selected for funding.

More details are available in the attached document below.

Call for Proposals