March 31, 2011

Call for Papers: Intercultural Competence and Foreign/Second Language Immersive Environments


Intercultural Competence and Foreign/Second Language Immersive Environments
January 26-29, 2012
Tucson, AZ

For this conference the organizers are seeking papers that address issues of intercultural competence development and assessment in immersive environments, which include but are not limited to:

*overseas stays (e.g., study abroad, internship abroad, service learning abroad, etc.)
*virtual environments (e.g., Web. 2.0 technologies (e.g., blogs and wikis), telecollaborative partnerships, social virtualities (e.g., Second Life), massively multiplayer online games (e.g., World of Warcraft), and synthetic immersive environments (SIEs)
*immersion education (e.g., one way, two way, developmental bilingual education, heritage language instruction, indigenous immersion, Language Across the Curriculum (LAC), Culture and Language Across the Curriculum (CLAC), content-based language instruction)

The conference aims to bring researchers and practitioners across languages, levels, and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices and to foster meaningful professional dialogue on issues related to the development and assessment of Intercultural Competence in a foreign or second language.

Online proposal submission: Submissions will start being accepted on March, 21st, 2011.
Proposal deadline: 11:59 pm (Pacific Standard Time) on September 6th, 2011.

View the full call for papers at

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