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Organize a Session for ACTFL 2017

Are you interested in organizing a session for the 2017 AATG-ACTFL Convention, and looking for co-presenters? Submit your idea for a session by completing the form below. You can read the submission guidelines, thematic keyword descriptions, and evaluation rubric here.

Submit your idea, and it will be posted on the AATG website in January. Members interested in presenting on your topic will submit an abstract (250 words) to you by January 4, 2017. As session organizer, you'll put together the session proposal for submission on the ACTFL Convention portal. All sessions must include more than one presenter, and all presenters must be members of AATG. All proposals must be submitted by January 13, 2017.

Please note that no sessions are guaranteed inclusion in the program. All proposals undergo a blind review by both AATG and ACTFL program committee members before final selection.

Session Title: Children's and Young Adult Literature in the German Class
Keyword: Literacy
Session Description: How can the world language instructor best integrate presentational, interpretive and interpersonal modes when using authentic children’s and/or youth literature in the curriculum? How do instructors create lifelong learners who use the target language for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement? This session invites proposals promoting the use of DACHL literature by engaging learners with reading, listening, and viewing media created for children and youth in German-speaking countries giving preference to contemporary materials.

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