Re-Thinking the Language Classroom Through Special Learning Dis/Ability

Anna Cellinese's picture
Call for Papers
March 5, 2020 to March 8, 2020
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Languages, Teaching and Learning

NeMLA 2020 - Boston March 5-8, 2020.


This panel aims to re-think the way we design language courses that include students with special needs.


How can we redefine the concept of equal treatment within a course with an heterogenous student body? How do we tailor the course content, the assessments and the evaluation criteria to the needs of disabled students? How can we make the experience with  disabled students pedagogically and emotionally meaningful to the entire class?


Given the broad spectrum of SLD (special learning disability), this panel opens the discussion to various kind of “different abilities,” and welcomes papers that discuss case studies and results based on the application of specific methodologies for the teaching of a second language; pedagogical strategies, methodological perspectives and emotional approaches that enable a transformative learning experience not only for specific students, but also for the entire class.


Preferred language: English


Please make sure to submit your abstract through the following web site URL by September 30th, 2019:


Thank you,

Anna Cellinese

French and Italian Dept.

Princeton University

Contact Info: 

Anna Cellinese. French and Italian Department, 303 East Pyne, Princeton, NJ 08544

Contact Email: