L2DL Symposium: Critical Transnational Dialogue and Virtual Exchange

a hybrid symposium on research and practice

October 19th - 24th, 2020


Dr. Shannon Sauro, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Measuring the Impact of Virtual Exchange: Student Learning Outcomes from the EVOLVE Project

Dr. Jonathon Reinhardt, University of Arizona
Social Media for Virtual Exchange: Exploring Relationships between Tools and Practices

Dr. Darren Joseph Cunningham, Georgetown University
Dr. Francesca Helm, University of Padova
Dr. Carmen King Ramirez, University of Arizona
Dr. Liudmila Klimanova, University of Arizona

Accessible entirely online, the L2 Digital Literacies Symposium (L2DL) is a biennial international event offering an array of online and face-to-face sessions that allow academics to make connections across the globe. In 2020, the conference explores intersections between international education, digital literacies, and virtual exchange. The organizers invite submissions for digital presentations related to these themes. Participants may attend presentations virtually or in-person; there is no fee to take part in this event.

Virtual presentations will be available during the week of October 19-23, and attendees are encouraged to participate in synchronous and asynchronous discussion; professional development credentials will be provided for presenters and attendees who participate in these activities. The symposium will culminate in a day of in-person and livestreamed presentations that will take place on October 24.

See the full Call for Proposals for Virtual Presentations.

Submission deadline: June 7, 2020.

L2DL 2020 is the fourth event in a biennial series that examines various roles of digital literacies in language learning. Presentations and resources from the 2014, 2016 and 2018 symposia can be found on the menu bar, above.

The L2DL 2020 Organizing Committee is composed of the following members, all at the University of Arizona: Liudmila Klimanova (Chair, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies); Carmen King de Ramirez (Department of Spanish and Portuguese); Kate Mackay (CERCLL Assistant Director); Valentina Vinokurova (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program); Chantelle Warner (CERCLL Co-Director, Department of German Studies).

The L2DL 2020 Scientific Committee includes:

Olga Aksakalova (LaGuardia College)
Margherita Berti (University of Arizona)
Adriana Betancur (University of Arizona)
Jill Castek (University of Arizona)
Julieta Fernandez (University of Arizona)
Yiting Han (University of Arizona)
Lauren Harvey (University of Arizona)
Mirijam Hauck (Open University)
Emily Hellmich (University of Arizona)
Carmen King de Ramirez (University of Arizona)
Liudmila Klimanova (University of Arizona)
Ana Oscoz (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Damian Romero (University of Arizona)
Müge Satar (Newcastle University)
Marta Tecedor Cabrero (Arizona State University)
Joshua Thoms (Utah State University)
Chelsea Timlin (Brown University)
Raychel Vasseur (Texas Tech University)
Margarita Vinagre (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Valentina Vinokurova (University of Arizona)

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This event is funded by a grant from the US Department of Education that supports the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) and organized with the Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Initiative. It is sponsored by the College of HumanitiesCollege of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program, and other units at the University of Arizona.

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