greatly appreciate your willingness to present a workshop and/or an interest
session at our annual conference.
All proposals must be submitted online (clta.net/conference/presenters).
Those submitting proposals for the 2021 Conference must be
current (2020-2021 membership year) members of CLTA (California Language
Teachers' Association). If you ARE NOT a current (2020-2021) member,
your proposal will NOT be considered. You can renew your membership by
clicking on this link (clta.net/membership). Co-presenters must
be members of CLTA as well. Exceptions will be made for presenters who work
& live outside of California.
Abstracts may be edited for length and clarity. You will be
sent, by email, a copy of what will appear in the online program. It’s important that you
notify the Program Chair (email@example.com) ASAP of any changes you feel need
to be made or corrections to what will appear in the online program.
If your proposal is selected you will need to respond to the acceptance letter within one week to be included in the program.
If something beyond our control causes CLTA to cancel the in-person conference, please let us know if you can present online by answering the question also included at the end of the Presentation Detail section.
We would also like to see more sessions targeting specific
languages. We would love to
see something for teachers of less commonly taught languages, dual language immersion, and other specific world languages. The lack of language-specific sessions
is always mentioned in the conference evaluations.
Each workshop/session can have only one lead presenter (the
person submitting the proposal). He/she may designate one or two
“co-presenters” but only the lead presenter receives a free Saturday/Sunday registration
(without meals). (FREE registration may be transferred to a co-presenter if the lead presenter's registration is paid). All communication is with that lead presenter who is responsible for passing information on to his/her co-presenters.
When the online registration website is up and operational
(usually by mid November), all lead presenters who have received notice of the
acceptance of their proposal(s) will be able to register online at a special
website for presenters only. I will send you a link to that website when I send
your acceptance notice. Co-presenters MUST register & pay at that website as well in order to receive their presenter ribbon. Acceptance of your proposal does NOT register you for the
conference. ALL PRESENTERS MUST REGISTER ONLINE
FOR THE CONFERENCE.
Our attendees, who are primarily middle and high school
teachers, love practical, hands-on activities. That helps them visualize how
they might use the ideas that are presented in their classrooms. That is
especially true for teachers who are new to the classroom. But we also have
very experienced teachers attending who love to hear about new concepts and
ideas that stretch them and motivate them to try some new things. The abstract
that you write and which will appear in the online program is very important and you should focus on
what those attending your session will be able to take away with them and
incorporate into their teaching and how their students will benefit.
If you have not presented at a conference before, but you feel
you have some great ideas and activities that you would love to share, consider
presenting with a colleague who has presented or at a "Quake" 15-minute session. Quake Session presenters do NOT get a free registration, instead they will receive a 25% discount off the registration fee.
You will be asked to choose a category for which your presentation proposal will be judged. For example, all proposals marked as category "tech" will be evaluated with other like presentation proposals. Those that score the highest within each category will be selected.
If you need to withdraw your proposal after it’s been accepted,
it’s essential that you let us know in a timely manner so that we can find a
replacement and before we publish the program (about 3 weeks prior to the
The CLTA Conference is world language teachers of California's major opportunity during the year to learn new techniques and activities, to meet and share with colleagues across the state, to network, to find out what is going on in California and to see new materials (in the Exhibit Hall) and attend exhibitor sessions, where they demonstrate some of the materials they sell. It's an exciting, motivating and meaningful experience and you are part of that experience. Thank you again for sharing your expertise and knowledge with your colleagues across the state.
Bethany Thompson, Program Chair