Sunday, January 9, 2011

Announcing the 2011 Conference of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT)

"The Isle of Man--Center of the Celtic World"

The conference will be held May 11-14, 2011 at The Manx National Heritage Center, Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man, website: http://www.gov.im/mnh/heritage/museums/manxmuseum.xml).
 
WHO is invited to present? NAACLT includes but is not limited to academic professionals. People involved in Celtic language learning and teaching from every walk of life have enjoyed and benefitted from our conferences and are invited to participate, including
Community-based language teachers
Celtic language enthusiasts
Celtic language policy makers
Celtic-language musicians.
We are now accepting abstracts for twenty-minute talks in any of the following (or related) areas:

Methods, techniques, Best Practices in teaching Celtic languages
Incorporating Celtic cultures into the classroom or learning experience
Application of computer technology to Celtic language teaching or research
Pedagogical materials: what works, what doesn't
Topics in Celtic linguistics, sociolinguistics, and Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
Language policy and planning in the Celtic world
Promotion or appreciation of Celtic languages and cultures
Please send abstracts of between 200-300 words to Kevin Rottet (krottet@indiana.edu) by April 1, 2011.

We offer a $100 scholarship for financial assistance to partially offset the cost of attending the conference. If you are interested in presenting a paper and would benefit from this modest scholarship, simply indicate on your registration form that you would like to be considered for the scholarship.

More information about NAACLT and sample programs from previous conferences can be found on our website (www.naaclt.org).

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