Consortium Workshop Call for Proposals

2022 Call for Proposals

Deadline: April 15, 2022

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning (CLTL) is inviting proposals for a workshop on language pedagogy to be held during the Fall of 2022 on one of its member campuses. The workshop selected will be part of the Consortium’s ongoing series exploring issues germane to the overall teaching and learning of languages.

The initial workshop in this series was held at Brown University in October 2013 and was titled “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Practical Approaches to the Pedagogy of Cultural Learning.” The second, titled “Language Learning and Teaching with Urban and Linguistic Landscapes,” was held at Columbia University in October 2016. The third was held at Columbia University in October 2018 and the theme was “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Social Network Approaches (SNA) to the Pedagogy of Language Teaching.” The fourth took place at Yale University in October 2019 and focused on Project-Based Language Teaching and Learning. The most recent workshop in October 2021 was conducted at Brown and was titled “Meaning through Sound: Rediscovering Listening in the Language Classroom.”

The CLTL offers funding of up to $5,000 to support the workshop. Additional funding may be available depending on the nature and scope of the proposal. Check with your campus representative before submitting a proposal.

Proposals must be submitted by a member of the language faculty of one of the member institutions (Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, or Yale).

The proposed workshop should be one or one-and-one-half days in length and either:

  • focus on a pedagogical issue across languages (for example, assessment; project-based learning; use of technology; heritage learning, etc.) OR
  • focus on a pedagogical issue pertaining to a specific language and involve faculty from two or more Consortium institutions.

While both types of proposals are encouraged, preference will be given to proposals that actively involve language faculty from multiple institutions, target multiple languages, or reflect ongoing or proposed collaborative activities across two or more institutions. Since these events are envisioned as faculty workshops, there is an expectation of active involvement or hands-on work by the participants. The funding is not intended for lectures or symposia, although a workshop might feature an invited speaker to provide the broader theoretical context for the event.

CLTL funding can be used to:

  • cover costs to host a speaker and/or multiple presenters (including travel and lodging)
  • pay for materials
  • defray costs of refreshments, meals, and room and/or AV rental

Your proposal should:

  • be three to five pages long, double spaced (proposals that exceed the page limit will not be considered)
  • provide a detailed and convincing rationale that identifies the topic and its relevance to current pedagogical and theoretical issues
  • include a detailed schedule for the workshop, including proposed speakers and topics
  • have a significant hands-on focus, allowing participants to actively engage with the topic
  • include a brief bio of each of the organizers
  • include a detailed budget and - when possible - bios of the proposed presenters (these are not part of the 3-5-page limit)

Should you be awarded the funding, you must:

  • plan and carry out all aspects of the workshop
  • keep track of all expenses to be reimbursed, and submit your receipts to the Consortium in a timely fashion
  • write a short report summarizing the workshop
  • carry out an evaluation of the workshop and attach completed evaluations to your report
  • submit this report or any papers or talks from the workshop to be posted on the CLTL website

Each campus can submit up to 3 proposals. Interested candidates are urged to consult with their campus CLTL representatives before and during the writing process.

The CLTL board will select one proposal to fund from the pool of proposals submitted. Deadline for submission of proposals is April 15, 2022. Please submit your proposal to the Consortium representative on your campus:

Brown University: Jane Sokolosky (Jane_Sokolosky@Brown.edu)
University of Chicago: Cathy Baumann (ccbauman@uchicago.edu)
Columbia University: Stéphane Charitos (sc758@columbia.edu)
Cornell University: Angelika Kraemer (akraemer@cornell.edu)
Harvard University: Andrew Ross (andrew_ross@fas.harvard.edu)
MIT: Emma Teng (eteng@mit.edu)
Princeton University: James Rankin (jrankin@princeton.edu)
Yale University: Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl (nelleke.vandeusen-scholl@yale.edu)

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