Call for Proposals
Proposals are to be submitted in
The final date for submission is:
Sunday, November 30, 2014
The International Online Conference will focus on issues regarding the teaching of Hebrew as an additional language to diverse populations in Israel and around the world, as well as on the challenges these issues pose for teachers, teacher educators, researchers, educators, and policy makers.
The revival of the Hebrew language constituted one of the focal points of the Zionist vision, as did the creation of a new Hebrew culture in the Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel. Today, it is necessary to teach Hebrew to unique populations for which it serves as an additional language: Jewish communities in the Diaspora, new immigrants, minorities in Israel, migrant workers, and other communities around the world.
The conference topics are drawn from this reality. During the conference, discussions will take place regarding issues such as the similarities and differences in the teaching of Hebrew to diverse populations, and the implications of suitable ways of teaching for each population; the continuum between Hebrew as a language of identity and culture on the one hand and Hebrew as a language of communication and as a tool for fitting into Israeli society on the other; and the teaching of written Hebrew vs. the teaching of spoken Hebrew.
Among the conference lecturers:
Prof. Elite Olshtein – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Shmuel Bolozky – University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Prof. Vardit Ringvald – Middlebury College, Vermont, USA
Prof. Ora Schwarzwald – Bar-Ilan University
Aims, approaches, achievements, difficulties, and mutual influences in teaching Hebrew as a second language in Israel (to minorities, new immigrants, and migrant workers);
Aims, approaches, achievements, difficulties, and mutual influences in teaching Hebrew around the world (in schools and in academia; in the Diaspora and among other populations);
Language policy with regard to teaching Hebrew as an additional language in Israel and around the world;
Psychological and social aspects of teaching Hebrew as an additional language in Israel and around the world;
Practical aspects of teaching Hebrew as an additional language in Israel and around the world: curricula, didactic tools, and technological means;
Evaluation and measurement in teaching Hebrew as an additional language in Israel and around the world.
Types of presentations at the conference:
All presentations will be presented via an environment for synchronous online communication that is activated when the lecturer and the participants are present at the same time in an interactive event. A special instruction site will be placed at the disposal of both lecturers and participants, providing instructions as to how to enter the conference sessions, how to participate in them, and how to activate the various presentations for the participants.
The presentations must be original (i.e., presentations that have not appeared elsewhere).
For the full list
The Academic Committee of the conference hereby invites teachers,
teacher educators, researchers, and policy makers to present their professional experience
and the research they have conducted on the various conference topics.
Starting date for submitting proposals:
Sunday, June 15, 2014Final date for submitting proposals:
Sunday, November 30, 2014Results of the review of the proposals:
To be sent by Thursday, January 29, 2015