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Conference announcement and call for papers

Virginia International University (VIU)’s School of Education enthusiastically invites you to participate in our Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture, to be held on VIU campus in Fairfax, VA, from April 11-12, 2014.

This year’s theme, Innovations at the Intersection of Language, Learning, and Culture, intends to frame educational experiences as ideally meeting the needs of diverse students, their communities, and the various stakeholders who can benefit from high-quality, socially responsive language programs.

Plenary speakers include:

· Dr. Terrence G. Wiley, President and CEO of the Center for Applied Linguistics, on the multilingual heritage and contemporary linguistic diversity of the US

· Dr. Shelley Wong, Professor at George Mason University and past TESOL President, on student advocacy and empowerment

· Dr. Ken Petersen, Technical Director of Online Learning & Assessment for American Councils for International Education, on innovations in technology for the modern classroom

Conference strands include language learning and development, language pedagogy, program evaluation and policy, and language in society.

Please consider submitting a proposal! Colloquia, panel discussions, workshops, posters, and paper presentations are welcome.

Abstracts are due by December 23, 2013.

For more information on the conference strands and proposal guidelines, please visit our conference website. Questions can be directed to Kevin J. Martin, Director of the School of Education, at

Submitted by Rebecca Sachs, School of Education, Virginia International University