Deadline November 30, 2004


Voice and Vision in Language Teacher Education

Fourth International Conference


June 2-4, 2005

Radisson-Metrodome Hotel

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Featured speakers at the conference will include:


Marilyn Cochran-Smith (Boston College), keynote speaker

Heidi Byrnes (Georgetown University)

B. Kumaravadivelu (San Jose State University)

Catherine Snow (Harvard University)


The fourth International Conference on Language Teacher Education welcomes proposals for papers and symposia on all aspects of the education and professional development of language teachers. Papers and symposia may report on data-based research, theoretical and conceptual analyses, or best practices in language teacher education.


The mission of the conference is to address the education of teachers of all languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in all the many national and international contexts in which this takes place, including: English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) instruction; foreign/modern/world language teaching; bilingual education; immersion education; indigenous and minority language education; and the teaching of less commonly taught languages. The conference aims to bring together teacher educators from these many contexts to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices and to initiate and sustain meaningful professional dialogue across languages, levels, and settings. The conference will focus on the following four broad themes:


* The Knowledge Base of Language Teacher Education;

* Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education;

* Collaborations in Language Teacher Education; and

* Processes of Language Teacher Education


Proposals are more likely to be accepted if they address one of these themes.

The deadline for submission of proposals for papers and symposia is November 30, 2004.


More information and on-line submission instructions can be found at:


Questions? Email the planning committee at:

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
619 Heller Hall
271 19th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55455


ph: 612-626-8600
fax: 612-624-7514