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CFP: ACTFL AND NFMLTA/MLJ RESEARCH PRIORITIES PROJECT
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5/29/2015
When: 5/29/2015

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CALL FOR 2015-2016 RESEARCH PROJECT PROPOSALS: DEADLINE MAY 29, 2015

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The purpose of the ACTFL Research Priorities Project is to support empirical research on six priority areas that are currently critical to improving foreign language education. Proposals can initiate a new research study, support/expand a study under way, or explore an emerging research area that is connected to one or more Research Priority areas. The research grants are funded by ACTFL and the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Association (NFMLTA) and the Modern Language Journal (MLJ). Below each priority area is a list of sample research topics; research studies need not be limited to these topics.

  • Research Priority Area #1: Integration of Language, Culture, and Content
    • Content-based instruction
    • Immersion and other innovative programs
    • Heritage language programs
  • Research Priority Area #2: Foreign Language Teacher Development
    • Model teacher preparation programs
    • Mentoring
    • Preparing foreign language teachers for urban/rural settings
  • Research Priority Area #3: Classroom Discourse
    • Use of L1 vs. L2
    • Interactional practices
    • Dialogic inquiry
  • Research Priority Area #4: High-Performing Language Programs
    • Profiles of effective PK-16 teachers
    • Profiles of effective PK-16 classrooms
    • High-leverage pedagogical practices and/or assessment
    • Evidence-based decision making
  • Research Priority Area #5: Language Use in the Community
    • Service learning
    • Study abroad
  • Research Priority Area #6: Research on Practice in K-16 Settings
    • Assessment of learning outcomes associated with an instructional practice
    • Learning in blended and online contexts

The deadline for proposals is May 29, 2015.

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