Calls for Proposals and Papers

Call for Papers - Special Cross Over Issue with The German Quarterly and Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German
Focus: German Fairy Tales and Folklore in a Global Context

The editorial teams of The German Quarterly and Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German are putting together a special cross-over issue on "German Fairy Tales and Folklore in a Global Context." The editors are looking for articles by scholars working in German literature, culture, and/or pedagogy that advance new arguments about fairy tales or folklore, Volks- or Kunstmärchen, from the Middle Ages to the present, and approaches to incorporating these texts and topics in the classroom. Inclusion in the volumes will depend on passing a double-blind peer review process, used by The German Quarterly and Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German for all published manuscripts. Anticipated publication date is May 2021. Details and submission guidelines are available here.


Call for Proposals
GETVICO 24—Virtual Conference for German Teachers
October 20-21, 2020, at your computer

GETVICO 24 – the virtual German teacher conference. 24 hours dedicated to teaching German around the world. Participate from anywhere and anytime. The convention theme is The 30th Anniversary of German Rreunification. Submit proposals here by May 15, 2020.

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Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
March 11-13, 2021, Chicago, IL

The convention theme is Multiple Perspectives. One Vision. Submit proposals here by June 1, 2020.

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Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
February 25-27, 2021, New York, NY

The convention theme is Finding Our Voice: World Languages for Social Justice Perspectives. Submit proposals here by June 5, 2020.

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Southern Conference on Language Teaching
March 18-20, 2021, Atlanta, GA

The convention theme is Language Through an Unfiltered Lens. Submit proposals here by September 1, 2020.

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Southwest Conference on Language Teaching
March 25-27, 2021, Reno, Nevada

Find information on the convention here. Proposals will be due in September 2020.

Call for Proposals for the 2021 IDT
August 1-7, 2021, Vienna, Austria

The Internationale Tagung der Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer (IDT) brings together German teaching professionals from all over the world. The convention theme is mit.sprache.teil.haben. Registration and the call for proposals are now open. Find more information and submit an abstract from now until September 15, 2020.

Call for Proposals
Foreign Language Pedagogy in the Age of Computer-Assisted Translation: An Interdisciplinary Conference
October 14-17, 2021, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Foreign language pedagogy faces the evolution of computer-assisted translation tools: online dictionaries, aggregators, interactive machine translation, and corpora. Whether faculty lament the fact that these tools have entered our classrooms, take comfort in the fact that computer-assisted translation is nowhere near replacing human translators or see the linguistic challenges of machine translation as the ultimate simulation of artificial intelligence, foreign language pedagogues can no longer be complacent about the reach of computer-assisted translation tools and their impact in our classrooms. Instead, we must actively engage on all levels: pragmatic, theoretical, pedagogical, technological and linguistic. This interdisciplinary conference aims to address these issues.

Find more information and how to submit proposals at the conference website. Abstracts of 250 words are due by March 30, 2021.

Applied Language Learning Call for Submissions

Applied Language Learning provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on instructional methods and techniques, curriculum and materials development, assessment of needs within the profession, testing and evaluation, and implications and applications of research from related fields such as linguistics, education, communications, psychology, and the social sciences. Articles that describe innovative and successful practice and methods and/or report educational research or experimentation are welcome.

Submissions are welcome at any point. Manuscripts received by 31 January will be considered for the Spring issue and by 31 July for the Fall issue of the journal. See More▼

Submitted manuscripts should be prepared according to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). The manuscripts should be:
• Within 5,000 words (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.)
• Submitted electronically via email attached as a MS Word document
• Double-line spaced throughout, including notes, references, and tables, with margins of one inch on all four sides, using 10 or 12-point Times New Roman font
• Accompanied by a 150-200 word abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, telephone numbers, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. (Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the cover sheet only, and not appear in the manuscript)
Check past issues of the journal, which have detailed information on manuscript preparation.

All manuscripts should be electronically submitted to the Editor. Visit the Defense Language Institute website and use the dropdown menu to select "Academic Journal."
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