Language Teacher Education for a World on the Move: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Student Populations

Tenth International Conference on Language Teacher Education


February 2 - 4, 2017*

UCLA Covel Commons

Opening Remarks
Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Dean UCLA Graduate School of Education
Featured Plenary Speakers
Olga Kagan, Director, UCLA National Heritage Language Resource Center; Professor UCLA
Karen Johnson, Professor, Penn State University and Paula Golombek, Professor, University of Florida
James Lantolf, Professor, Penn State University and Olga Esteve, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona





The 21st century with its ongoing migration and globalization trends requires new approaches to teacher training. Our selection of this title aims to address the growing need of training language teachers to address diverse student populations in an increasingly multilingual world.

The mission of this biennial conference is to address the education of teachers of all languages, at all instructional and institutional levels, and in all the many national and international contexts in which this takes place, including: world language teaching; bilingual education; heritage and community language education; immersion education; indigenous and minority language education; English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL) instruction; and the teaching of less commonly taught languages. The conference aims to bring together teacher educators from these many contexts to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices and to initiate and sustain meaningful professional dialogue across languages, levels, and settings.

* Workshops and opening speakers will start in the afternoon of Feb 2