“Pique Their Proficiency” is the theme of the Alaskans For Language Acquisition (AFLA) 2016 Annual Conference. The conference will take place at the University of Alaska-Anchorage from September 23-25, 2016. It will feature sessions, workshops, vendor exhibits, and unlimited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from across the state.
The 2016 conference committee is seeking proposals for 50 minute sessions and 2 hour workshops that relate to the themes of interest and proficiency and reflect best practice and current research. Proposals should address one or more of the following questions:
- How do we create interest in language learning?
- How do we sustain interest in language learning as students progress through our programs?
- How can we engage our students in class and on the ‘path to proficiency’?
- How can we sustain engagement throughout the school year?
- What is proficiency (linguistic and/or cultural)?
- What does proficiency look like in each of the three modes of communication, and how do we address each one (interpretive, presentational, interpersonal)?
- How can our students improve their linguistic and/or cultural proficiency?
- How do we assess proficiency?
- How can we maintain and improve our own proficiency?
Session proposals may be submitted by an individual or by a cohort. The committee is seeking proposals that address the topics within one of the following target areas:
- Activities and strategies
- Advocacy and policy
- Cross content
- Culture and global competency
- Curriculum and articulation
- Professional development
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15, 2016
SUBMISSION LINK: http://tinyurl.com/gpqsacx
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