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Call for Proposals

Seventh International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education

February 6–9, 2019
The Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina

Confirmed Speakers

  • Susan Faircloth, University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
  • Virginia Gathercole, Florida International University - Miami, Florida, USA
  • Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, San Jose State University – San Jose, California, USA

Immersion and dual language education continue to evolve as highly effective program models for launching students on the road to bi- and multilingualism and intercultural competence. School-based immersion, bilingual, and dual language programs involve a minimum of 50% subject-matter schooling through a second, world, heritage, or indigenous language at the preschool and elementary levels (PreK–5/6). Secondary or post-secondary continuation programs for elementary immersion/dual language graduates include a minimum of two subject courses.

Program models include:

  • One-Way Foreign/World Language Immersion
  • Co-Official/Regional Language Immersion
  • Two-Way Bilingual Immersion
  • One-Way Developmental Bilingual Education
  • Indigenous Revitalization Immersion

While each model targets distinct sociocultural contexts and educational needs, all embrace language, literacy, and culture development through subject-matter learning with a high degree of language intensity. The Seventh International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education will bring these models together to engage in research-informed dialogue and professional exchange across languages and instructional contexts.

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 1, 2018

Proposals are invited for for papers, discussion sessions, and laptop poster sessions on aspects of immersion and dual language education related to five conference strands:

Strand I: Immersion Pedagogy and Assessment
Strand II: Culture, Identity, and Community
Strand III: Program Design and Evaluation
Strand IV: Policy, Advocacy, and Communications
Strand V: Professional Preparation and Learning

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