Call for Papers – Deadline Extended
ACTFL ANNUAL CONVENTION AND WORLD LANGUAGES EXPO
November 19-21, 2010
Grammar and the Real World
Students tend to regard grammar as a necessary evil to be studied for exams and good grades, but with little significance outside the institutional context of testing and passing course requirements. They find it hard to translate cognitively learned rules and memorized grammar tables into meaningful interaction. And we cannot always blame them: all too often grammar is presented as a structural system, isolated from content and devoid of actual meaning in the real world. Recently though there have been attempts to integrate grammar with course content and communicative activities. This panel seeks to present examples of good practice as well as discuss ways of assessing the efficacy of innovative grammar teaching.
Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent electronically by 5 January 2010 to Susanne Even ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>), Germanic Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47401.
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Acting Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html