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Voice and Vision in Language Teacher Education:
Fourth International Conference on Language Teacher Education

June 2-4, 2005
Radisson ­ Metrodome Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Designed for practitioners and researchers involved in the preparation and ongoing professional development of language teachers, this conference will address the education of teachers of all languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in all the many national and international contexts in which this takes place including:  English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) instruction; foreign/modern/world language teaching; bilingual education; immersion education; indigenous and minority language education; and the teaching of less commonly taught languages.

The conference aims to bring together teacher educators from these many contexts to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices and to initiate and sustain meaningful professional dialogue across languages, levels, and settings. The conference will focus on four broad themes:

Selected papers from this conference were published through the CARLA Working Papers Series.
Johnston, B., & Walls, K. (2007). Voice and vision in language teacher education: Selected papers from the Fourth International Conference on International Language Teacher Education (CARLA Working Paper Series). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition.

Conference Information

Conference Planning Committee:
Bill Johnston, Chair, (Indiana University)
Martha Bigelow (University of Minnesota), Brian Morgan (York University), Elaine Tarone (University of Minnesota), Kip Tellez (University of California-Santa Cruz), and Manka Varghese (University of Washington)

Conference Sponsors:
This conference is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), with partial funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Language Resource Center Program. The conference is also supported by the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development, College of Liberal Arts, Graduate School, and European Studies Consortium.

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) • 140 University International Center • 331 - 17th Ave SE • Minneapolis, MN 55414