The call for proposals is now closed. Acceptances will go out on April 30. Symposium program to follow. 

LESLLA welcomes presentation proposals for the 15th annual conference to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, August 28-30, 2019. The theme of the 2019 conference – Bridging Research to Practice – seeks to emphasize the application of research-based approaches to the practical classroom setting.

LESLLA brings together applied linguists, researchers, educators, administrators, and policymakers to establish a multi-country and multi-target-language research group to study effective methods of language acquisition and literacy for adolescents and adults. Sessions will embrace multiple but complementary perspectives on the learning experiences and needs of LESLLA learners.

We seek proposals that reflect diverse perspectives — both cognitivist and social perspectives — on language and literacy development for LESLLA learners. We also invite the participation of adult literacy researchers, practitioners, and applied linguists committed to the advancement of LESLLA research, practice, and policy. Presentations will include a mix of theoretical and practice-based themes, as well as panel discussions and poster sessions.

Session Type Descriptions

Demonstration/Paper Presentation (60 minutes): You and co-presenters will speak about a topic as well as invite comments/suggestions from audience.
Workshop (90 minutes): Presenters introduce the topic followed on by hands on activities for participants.
Poster Session (60 minutes): Presentation and discussion of data.
Panel Discussion (60 minutes): Multiple individuals present their experiences in a panel format with a facilitator.