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December 2019 Newsletter

Dear ARLE members (The International Association for Research in L1 Education),

Below and attached you find calls and further information about ARLE SIG events in 2020:

SIGs ROLE and Teacher Education: See invitation and call for papers for the seminar on Memory Culture in Literature Education, hosted by Ilana Elkad-Lehman at Levinsky College of Education in Tel Aviv, Israel. The seminar will be taking place from May 11 to May 13, 2020. The aim is to explore the theme of memory culture, literature education and language teacher education from diverse perspectives. Submission of abstracts via the ARLE conference system (up to 400 words including references; 600 to 1000 words for PhDs and Postdocs who wish to present a poster). Submission is possible until January 18, 2020, via the ARLE conference-system. Registration and submission now open here: https://arle.conference-system.com/start

SIG Dialogue in L1 Education: Invitation to the constituting meeting of ARLE SIG 5 on Dialogue in L1 Education: Dialogic Teaching, Learning & Assessment (working title), on August 25, 2020 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. To follow up on all the interests in dialogue in the perspectives of L1 at the SIG 5 meeting in Lisbon, June 2019, we hereby invite ARLE members to attend a constituting meeting on August 25, 2020, in Utrecht. The meeting has three main goals: We want to discuss and create dialogues 1) on our interests in the SIG 5 in the future, name of the SIG, focus, scope etc. (Please see minutes of the Lisbon June 2019 meeting); 2) for developing a strategy-paper for the SIG, and 3) for constituting the SIG (including the election of a new chairman, keeper of the minutes etc.). See full invitation and information.

SIG TALE: The Technology and Literacy Education Special Interest Group (SIG TALE) of the International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE) is pleased to invite participation in our second symposium entitled Framing the Critical in Digital Literacy/L1, which will take place on June 15-18, 2020, in Malmö, Sweden. The theme of this year’s conference is framing the critical in digital/L1. The notion of critical used here incorporates traditions of critical literacy, but also the meaning of critical as crucial. In the first case presentations could be concentrated on exploring issues related to critical digital literacy; in the second case the focus could be on what is crucial/important in researching digital media in teaching L1. We welcome contributions addressing some aspect of the theme. See SIG TALE Symposium Call. Register your interest in the symposium here. Information on how to register and submit to be announced soon.

SIG EduLing: As announced a couple of weeks ago, the upcoming EduLing seminar hosted at Radboud University in Nijmegen will take place on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, 2020. The theme of the conference will be ‘Linguistic Awareness in L1 Language Teaching’, and the first keynote speaker will be Prof. Dr. Peter-Arno Coppen. Other speakers and the full program will be announced as the conference draws nearer. From the EduLing coordination we encourage everyone to start thinking about the work for submission, either for a 30-minute presentation (300 words) or for a poster session. In January, the local committee will circulate a call for proposal submission, with information on where to stay etc.

Register for SIGs: If you want to join the mail list for a particular SIG, then go to the ARLE conference platform and click the menu ‘Change your data’ selecting the SIG. Then you will receive future newsletters from the SIG coordinators.

Kind regards, On behalf of the ARLE Executive Board,
Nikolaj Elf, chair


P.S. The calls and additional information included in this mail will be updated on the ARLE website ASAP by our new webmaster Lori Abramson (and a warm welcome to you).



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