MLA Discussion Group in Applied Linguistics

Themes:1. Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Language Learning and Teaching
Proposals regarding the use of approaches from other disciplines in the
teaching and/or learning of languages. Theoretical models, their application
to teaching/learning, cross-disciplinary collaboration.

2. Integrating Regional and Social Variation into the Language Classroom
Papers on all aspects of the integration of dialectal and register variation
into the language classroom: instruction levels, specific proposals, textbook

3. The Assessment of Culture in Language Programs
Papers on all aspects of the assessment of culture in language programs:
Rubrics, guidelines, case studies, relationship to MLA curricular reform
documents, textbook issues.

Proposal Submission by 15 March, 2011

Dates: 6-9 Jan, 2011

Venue: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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