CFP: ALP Winter Conference on "Language Learning & Technology: Innovations/Implications,"

Sunday, November 05, 2023 7:18 AM | Rob Sheppard (Administrator)

Dear English-language Educators: 

We are excited to announce the 2024 American Language Program (ALP) Winter  Conference at Columbia University. This year’s conference theme is Language Learning  & Technology: Innovations/Implications. 

Larissa Goulart, an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Montclair State University, will  deliver the plenary speech, titled "Analyzing Language Data, Empowering Teachers: A  Corpus Linguistics Approach to Pedagogical Material Development." Larissa’s research  

focuses on using corpus linguistics tools to analyze the linguistic characteristics of  undergraduate student writing. Before becoming a professor, she taught English writing  classes at Northern Arizona University and in her home country of Brazil. 

This year’s conference will be held in person on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 9:45  AM to 3:00 PM at Columbia University’s Faculty House. 

Now in its tenth year, the conference is a one-day professional development event for  TESOL educators, researchers, and graduate and doctoral students and is aimed at  facilitating the sharing of innovative ideas and the enrichment of pedagogical practice. We welcome proposals from colleagues in the New York area.  

We invite you to submit proposals that focus on either practical approaches and  techniques or research-informed presentations about language learning and its  relationship with technology. Presentations, including time for Q&A, will be 30 minutes  long. 

Proposals will be evaluated based on: 

Novelty of approach 

Significance to the field 

Research basis for proposed practices 

Relevance of topic to the conference theme 

Clarity of session description 

Submit your proposal by January 12, 2024: 

In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you would like more  information about the conference.  

Best regards, 

Christopher W. Collins (

Brittany Ober (

PennTESOL East is a professional, non-profit association dedicated to the improvement and advancement of English language teaching in eastern Pennsylvania.

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