Paper Submission

Conference Theme

Exploring Other Worlds Through Languages

Call for presentations

If you wish to submit a presentation for the NZALT conference, please complete the Presentation template form (link below) with ALL the information requested.

Closing date for submission of proposals for all presentations is Friday 6 April 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: If your proposal is accepted, you (along with any co-presenters) will need to register for the conference. Please take advantage of early bird registrations until 25 May 2018.

Click here to download the Presentations template


Paper Presentation: (30 minutes total including question time).These are academic or practitioner papers reporting on scholarly work. Authors present summaries or overviews of their complete paper, describing the essential features (purpose, procedures, and outcome, product, or results) of their work.

Workshop / Interactive presentation: (Choose from 30, 60 or 90 minutes total including reflection or question time). These sessions are best suited for teaching or demonstrating particular procedures or techniques. These sessions should be structured so that some explanatory or introductory information is provided with ample time for audience interaction, participation, and involvement.

Colloquium: (Choose from 60 or 90 minutes total including at least 15 minutes left for audience interaction). These sessions provide a venue for several participants (3 to 5) to present on a shared topic or theme. Colloquium chairs may divide the time slot they are allotted as they choose, but time should be allocated for opening and closing remarks, presentations, and audience interaction.

PechaKucha presentation: (Choose from 30 or 60 minutes total). These are concise, highly visual and fast-paced presentation of ideas, praxis, student work, etc. using 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each for a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds. Individual presentations will be part of a number of PechaKucha presentations with no audience questions between sessions.

World Café: (Choose from 60 or 90 minutes total). Present a topic in a facilitated interactive setting. For a World Café session, a room is set up like a café, with participants sitting in groups of four or five at different tables, for deeply participative, high-quality professional conversations. Participants are guided by table hosts to move to new tables as part of a series of conversational rounds focusing on questions that matter to them. With each move, a table host remains behind, sharing the essence of his/her table’s conversation. The others separate and move to new tables to consider a new question and connect to what other tables have talked about – in this way networking and cross-pollinating the conversations.

Interested in publishing your paper?: If you would like to consider writing up your presentation as a full paper to be externally refereed for publication, please contact the editor of the New Zealand Language Teacher journal (NZLT): Please visit the NZALT website for guidance about articles for NZLT.

Please use the template above to submit your proposal. Email the template with all the information to You will receive an email of acknowledgement within 48 hours. Closing date for submission of proposals for all presentations is Friday 6 April 2018.


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