Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture 2018 -- Making Research Matter

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April 6, 2018 to April 7, 2018
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Teaching and Learning, Languages, Linguistics, Humanities

The organizers of CLLC 2018 are excited to announce our fifth annual Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture!


Making Research Matter: Motivated Inquiry for Actionable Insights


Conference Dates: April 6-7, 2018

Location: Virginia International University, 4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22030


Call for Proposals and Guidelines:

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 4, 2017


In focusing on “Making Research Matter,” CLLC 2018 seeks to stimulate conversations on how research and its uses in society might be transformed if more of us were to make a point of asking “for what, for whom, and by whom?”* at the outset of every research endeavor.

Our aim is to involve a diverse group of practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, community members, and other stakeholders in a multidirectional sharing of interests, values, and expertise. We especially welcome proposals involving projects in which the investigators considered the users and uses of their research from the very beginning and made decisions accordingly—from action-research projects conducted by individual teachers in their classrooms to larger-scale funded endeavors where collaborative teams had an eye toward wider public engagement and policy impacts, and everything in between.

Proposals for paper and poster presentations, workshops, colloquia, and panel discussions are invited until December 4, 2017.

We hope to see you for our 5th annual CLLC!



*Ortega, L. (2005). For what and for whom is our research? The ethical as transformative lens in instructed SLA. Modern Language Journal, 89, 427–43.

Contact Info: 

Kevin J. Martin and Rebecca Sachs

Organizers, Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture 

Virginia International University

4401 Village Drive

Fairfax, VA  22030

Tel:  (703) 865-8736

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