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Innovations at the Intersection of Language, Learning, and Culture

The School of Education at Virginia International University will be hosting its inaugural Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture (CLLC) on April 11-12, 2014, with the goal of sharing best practices and emerging trends in these closely intertwined areas.

This year’s theme, Innovations at the Intersection of Language, Learning, and Culture, intends to frame educational experiences as ideally meeting the needs of diverse students, their communities, and the various stakeholders who can benefit from high-quality, socially responsive language programs.   
Plenary speakers include:

  • Dr. Terrence G. Wiley, President and CEO of the Center for Applied Linguistics, on the multilingual heritage and contemporary linguistic diversity in the US
  • Dr. Shelley Wong, Professor at George Mason University and past TESOL President, on student advocacy and empowerment
  • Dr. Ken Petersen, Technical Director of Online Learning & Assessment for American Councils for International Education, on innovations in technology for the modern classroom

Conference strands: Language Learning and Development, Pedagogical Considerations, Program Evaluation and Policy, & Language in Society.

The Conference registration and plenary sessions will take place at our WAPLES MILL building at: 11200 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA  22030.

Conference Organizer’s Message

On behalf of the School of Education and the Conference organizer (Mr. Kevin Martin), we are eager to launch the Conference and to address areas in education being innovated, or in need of innovation. Please take a few moments to explore the Conference pages in order to find out more about the Conference subthemes, plenary speakers, preliminary schedule, and important dates and deadlines. Then, mark your calendars for April 11th and 12th to attend! We welcome your participation.

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