Call for Papers


The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC) will host a summer workshop from July 12 – 14, 2024 on Diversity and Equitable Teaching and Learning of Languages and Cultures: Pedagogy, Research, Curriculum, and Community Building. We are pleased to call for papers by interested scholars, graduate students, and professionals on workshop-related topics and that focus on teaching/learning ANY language.

Workshop topics have included, but are not limited to:

  • Neuroimaging of bi- and multi-lingualism (neural correlates, resting state networks/functional connectivities)
  • Teaching language and culture through film
  • Language proficiency testing
  • Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
  • The use of technology in the language classroom
  • Integrating heritage learners in the language classroom
  • Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
  • Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
  • The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
  • Popular culture and language instruction
  • Web resources for language teachers
  • ScribeZone: transcription and reading
  • Embodied Cognition, Emotion, Identities of Language Learning
  • AI, NLP, & Languages (Acquisition and Proficiencies)
  • Best Practices in Proficiency Testing & Curricular Development
  • Proficiency Frameworks
  • Use of Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching

Papers on other related topics are most welcome. Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes in length and in English. The workshop will be held in a hybrid format, both on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and through Zoom. Modest financial support to defray presenters’ travel expenses for in-person participation may be available. All presenters will be invited to submit their papers for publication in SEELRC’s online peer-reviewed journal Glossos. For further information, please email Michael Newcity at

Individuals interested in presenting a paper at the workshop should submit an abstract of approximately 200 words to Michael Newcity at no later than May 25, 2024. Individuals will be notified whether their papers have been accepted for presentation at the workshop by May 30, 2024