The Texas Foreign Language Education Conference (TexFLEC) committee is pleased to announce that the 15th annual conference will take place on February 14-15, 2014. The theme is Shaping the Future of Foreign/Second Language Education to Cross Cultural Boundaries: Integrating Theory and Practice. We are honored to have Dr. Dwight Atkinson, Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, Indiana as one of our keynote speakers. Please note our final deadline for proposal submission is December 31, 2013, with priority going to those submitted by December 1, 2013. Proposal submission form will be available soon! Please refer to the TexFLEC website for additional information and updates.
Thanks from your TexFLEC 2014 Committee!
Jenna O'Connor, UT Austin
- Foreign/Second Language Acquisition
- Foreign/Second Language Pedagogy
- Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
- Social and Cultural Contexts of Language Learning and Teaching
- Language and Technology
- Language Testing and Assessment
- Curriculum Design and Development
- Language Planning and Policy
- Bilingual, Multilingual, and Heritage Learner Communities
- Language, Culture, and Identity
- Intercultural Communication
- Language for Specific Purposes
- Educational and Corpus Linguistics
- Discourse/Conversation Analysis
Interested participants are encouraged to submit a proposal for one of the following session types:
- Poster Presentation
- Posters will be on display during the conference, and a separate conference session will be dedicated for poster-presenters to be present in order to explain their work and answer questions. Posters can be used to gain valuable feedback on theses, dissertations or research. This is a good format for describing a work in progress, or a new process or idea.
- 20-minute Research-Based or Practice-Oriented Presentation
- Research-Based Presentation: A 20 minute formal talk addressing a small audience followed by a short Q&A/discussion. May be original empirical research as well as an original theoretical investigation by the presenter(s).
- Practice-Oriented Presentation: A 20 minute practical or “hands-on” presentation by the presenter(s) followed by a 10 minute Q&A/discussion. It can be a practical demonstration of a theory or an application of pedagogical methodology still in the developmental stage.
- 45-minute Research-Based or Practice-Oriented Presentation
- Symposium: (Research-Based Presentation): Presenters from various perspectives formally present and discuss original empirical research, a theoretical investigation and/or commentary papers on research topics. 45 minute presentation followed by a short Q&A/discussion.
- Workshop: (Practice-Oriented Presentation): A 45 minute practical demonstration of a theory or an application of a pedagogical methodology, followed by a short Q&A/discussion. Presenter(s) should engage the audience through experiential learning techniques.
- FLESA members: $0 (Paid with dues)
- Current university students: $25
- K-12 educators: $35
- General admission: $55
- Late registration: (Check or money order only!)
- Current university students: $35
- K-12 educators: $45
- General admission: $65