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Call for Proposals: The 2012 Graduate Student Forum

A wonderful opportunity for students in the MATESOL program has come up: The 2012 Graduate Student Forum is now accepting proposals for their meeting on March 28, 2012. The forum is accepting proposals for presentations in the following three categories:

1. Paper

“An oral summary, with occasional reference to notes or a text, which describes or discusses something that the presenter is doing or has done in relation to theory or practice.”

2. Demonstration

“Shows, rather than discusses, a technique for teaching or testing.”

3. Poster Session

“Short, informal discussions with other participants while a self-explanatory exhibit is on display.”

For those interested, here is some very important information:

  1. In order to participate in the forum, you must be registered. You can register online here.
  2. All proposals must be submitted online by 7:00PM EST (4:00PM PST), November 11, 2011.
  3. Proposals sent by physical mail/post will be disqualified.
  4. You will be notified by e-mail about the status of your submission by December 9, 2011.

If you are interested in guidelines for submission, please visit the 2012 Graduate Student Forum guidelines here.

Reminder: If you decided to go in March, MIIS offers conference funding. Find out more about conference funding here.

CATESOL State Conference Graduate Student Forum

MIIS TESOL students are invited and encouraged to apply for this year’s CATESOL State Graduate Student Forum taking place at the CATESOL state conference on April 7–11 2011 in Long Beach, CA.

The forum seeks papers which focus on existing or developing ESOL classroom practices or investigate research topics with implications for ESOL teaching and theory. Each student can submit only one proposal for the Forum. Up to three co-authors are allowed per proposal. The proposal submission deadline is Friday, December 4, 2010. The Graduate Forum’s organizing committee will blindly review all proposals. Notification follows by January 8, 2011. Each presentation is 15 minutes with a five-minute Q & A. They will take place on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th of the conference and will be identified in the program booklet.  Please note, all presenters must register for the conference.

This is a great experience and professional development opportunity for MATESOL students.  Submission guidelines can be found on the CATESOL website.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Christina Lorimer at studentrep [at] catesol [dot] org.

For more information (including selection criteria) about the Graduate Student Forum, please see the CATESOL website.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center & Hyatt Regency

Dates: April 7-10, 2011

Deadline for submissions: December 4, 2010

Please e-mail your proposals to Christina Lorimer at studentrep [at] catesol [dot] org