AWLA Conference 2018


AWLA invites you to submit proposals for AWLA Conference 2018

Sweet Home Alabama: Language and Community

Hosted by the University of Mobile, Mobile, AL , February 2-3, 2018.

Besides offering a unique professional development opportunity, the conference weekend is being held in conjunction with the celebration of Mardi Gras in Mobile

Proposals relating to the teaching of languages and in particular those that intersect with community are sought for inclusion in the program. Proposals on pedagogy, methods, and best practices in language teaching/learning for pre K-12 through higher education are also sought. 

Undergraduate and graduate student research presentations are welcome. In the selection process, preference will be given to proposals that show how community is shaping language learning and teaching. 

The AWLA Board strongly encourages you to read the "ACTFL Rubric 2017" to understand how proposals will be selected for the program. There will be fewer slots on the program in 2018 due to space constraints, so please follow the guidelines and consult the rubric to present a polished proposal.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Unique pedagogical approaches and research reports 
  • Languages for specific purposes & languages for careers
  • Languages, culture, and interculturality
  • Languages for social justice
  • Language learning technology & mobile language learning
  • Issues surrounding language teaching (e.g., advocacy, Seal of Biliteracy)
  • Case studies and action research
  • Professional development challenges and solutions  
  • Leadership  
  • Study and learner-centered travel abroad 

Presentation types include 50-minute sessions or panels, 20-minute mini-sessions, 2-hour workshops.


 Direct questions about the program to:

 Kristy Britt, AWLA Vice President

 University of South Alabama


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