**We are no longer accepting proposals for the 2018 conference.**


Proposals and presentations must be in English. They may address the scholarship, teaching and/or learning of any specific language (including English as a second/foreign language).  There is the possibility of a peer-reviewed edited volume after the conference. Proposal submission guidelines are below.

All proposals must include the following:

  • Name and title of the author/organizer, institutional affiliation, and contact information
  • Title of the proposed presentation and/or workshop
  • Abstract (300 words exclusive of references); program description (50 words)
  • Indicate any equipment needs for your presentation.  LCD projectors and internet will be provided.

Proposals for roundtable discussions must also include:

  • Name, title, and institutional affiliation for each additional participant
  • Role or proposed topic to be covered by each additional participant (150 words)
  • Indication that all proposed participants have been contacted and have agreed to participate

Individual session proposals provide an opportunity to present original contributions to the research, theory, and practice of LSP teaching and learning. Submissions should demonstrate an awareness of relevant literature, and clearly indicate the importance of the proposed topic to conference themes. Upon acceptance, individual papers will be organized into panels of three or four by subject. (20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q & A)

Roundtable sessions address a topic related to symposium themes. They are coordinated by an organizer/moderator and offer different perspectives on the proposed topic. Presentation time for each discussant is limited to 5-7 minutes. The majority of the session is devoted to dialogue between the discussants and the audience. (45 minutes)

Workshops should spend a short amount of time on the delivery of the pedagogical concept, theory or model, and the majority of the session is devoted to direct, hands-on participation by the attendees. Workshops are organized to address a theme, discussion is informal and interactive, and papers are not presented. (3 hour hours)

Electronic Posters will be on display during the conference and there will be scheduled time for attendees to visit the poster tables and ask questions to the authors.