South Asian Language

Teachers Association



The Annual Meeting of the South Asian Language Teachers Association (SALTA) is scheduled for April 24-27, 2014 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, IL (with pre-conference workshops scheduled for Thursday April 24th , 2014). This will be alongside the NCOLCTL Conference. Proposals are solicited for the poster sessions to be presented at the annual SALTA meeting.

Submissions should be related to South Asian language pedagogy. The focus of session topics might include heritage language learners, bilingual education students, autonomous and self-instructional settings, distance learning, outreach and advocacy initiatives, and the use of technology in teaching South Asian languages. Other topics such as curriculum and materials development, teacher training and professionalization, research, and assessment will also be welcome. Poster may focus on completed work or work in progress related to the teaching and/or learning of South Asian languages. They may be in either:  the traditional poster format, such as presentation of materials, or of research completed or in progress; or they may be demonstrations of instructional or information technology. (NB, any proposal in this category requiring technical support must specify in detail the type of hardware or software needed).

What You need to Submit for Your Proposal to be Considered

A brief proposal submitted as a word or pdf file.

A 100 word abstract. This will be what appears in the Conference booklet. (Mandatory)

Your full contact details and/or those of your co-authors where applicable.

Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

Proposals may ONLY be submitted in electronic format by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, January 20, 2014. Applicants will be notified by the Program Committee after Monday, January 27, 2014 whether or not their proposal has been accepted. At least one presenter from an accepted presentation will be required to pre-register for the conference. Details about registration are to be found on the NCOLCTL 2014 Conference website at