Papers are solicited concerning, but not limited to the following areas:
- CLAC and K-16 Articulation
How can we establish workable K-16 articulation models that promote
- Content-Based Language Learning
What are the intersections between CLAC and content-based language
learning theories and practices?
- Culture and Cross-Cultural Communication
How can CLAC highlight culture to improve cross-cultural
communication and promote language study?
- Business and Government Models of Internationalization
To what extent can we differentiate the internationalization needs of
business (the "metropolitan migrant" model) and academia, defense or
diplomacy (the "expert" model)? How might we adapt CLAC to fulfilling
- CLAC in the Context of Comparative, Cultural, and Area Studies
What are the intersections between Comparative Literature, Cultural
Studies, Area Studies, and CLAC? Can these fields of study "meet" through
the agency of CLAC?
- CLAC and International Service Learning
How can CLAC be used before, during, and after specific international
service learning activities to maximize their impact on participants
acquisition of intercultural knowledge and skills? Can the principles
and practices of international service learning inform CLAC methods
and models in general to heighten students level of engagement in
- CLAC and Study Abroad Programs
How can CLAC principles be integrated into study abroad programs,
including programs for professional studies? How can study abroad better
link to non-foreign language disciplines?
- CLAC and Assessment
How should we assess CLAC programs and learning? Are language
proficiency and cross-cultural assessment tools (such as ACTFL
standards and the IDI) appropriate to the goals of CLAC?
- CLAC and Heritage Learner Programs
How can the needs of heritage learners in foreign language instruction be
addressed using CLAC principles? How can the knowledge of these learners be
used as a resource in CLAC programs?
To offer a (30-minute) paper or (90-minute) panel presentation, please
provide the following, in the form of MS Word documents attached to an
- A cover sheet including:
- Type: Paper (30 minutes, including 10 minutes for open discussion) or Panel Presentation (90 minutes, including 30 minutes for questions and comments from the audience)
- Title of your paper or presentation and brief description (75-100 words)
- Names of Presenter(s) including, as appropriate, specification of their roles, contact information for each (titles and affiliations, email addresses, telephone and fax numbers), and brief biographical sketch (50-75 words) for each presenter
- Relationship to Conference Themes
- Target Audience(s), including what the audience(s) can expect to
"take away" from your paper or presentation
- A one-page abstract (500 words) of your paper or presentation, clearly indicating what each presenter, if more than one, will contribute.
- A list of needs for your paper or session (Internet access and on-site computers may be limited so come
Proposals must be submitted by July 14, 2006
Email: Kathie Godfrey, Portland State University at firstname.lastname@example.org. with "CLAC
Conference" in the Subject line.
Tel: (800) 547-8887, ex. 5294.
Fax: (503) 725-5276
Mail: Foreign Languages & Literatures, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97201-0751.