Call for Papers: Northeaster Modern Language Association
(NeMLA) 47th Annual Convention
March 17-20, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut
Abstract deadline: September 30, 2015
Innovative Approaches to Second Language Reading
The use of texts in the language classroom can serve not only to help students become more effective, more fluent, and faster L2 readers, but also to help them learn about L2 discourse practices, writing conventions, and culture. While reading research has accomplished a great deal of theory in the past thirty years, it has, however, presented a relative lack of empirical data that supports best practices in the L2 reading classroom. In terms of curriculum itself, there is also conflicting evidence about what types of texts—authentic or inauthentic—seem to work best for various curricular goals. It can also be difficult to select texts for various levels. Given the questions that reading research has yet to fully address, this panel welcomes presentations on innovative approaches to reading in all levels and languages of L2 reading instruction, and data that supports the effectiveness of these approaches. Papers may address any of the following topics:
Please submit 250-word abstracts by September 30 through the NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/15797
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