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Call for Digital Presentations – Second Language Multimodal Literacies (L2ML) Symposium

January 6, 2023

Building on the Digital Literacies Project and the associated Second Language Digital Literacies Symposium (L2DL) hosted by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), the L2ML symposium will bring together educators, practitioners, and researchers, who share common interests in exploring the role of multimodality in contexts of second or multiple language and culture learning. This free, two-day virtual event will include a series of digital presentations and discussions, including three invited talks by experts in the fields of multimodal language and literacy education. The symposium will culminate in a panel discussion, where participants will consider future directions for multimodal scholarship and pedagogical practice in second language and multilingualism studies.


Research studies, theoretical think pieces, and exemplary practices are all equally welcome. We particularly encourage contributions that respond to the following guiding questions:

  • What models, frameworks, and concepts shape current understandings of multimodality and its potential roles in the learning of second or additional languages? What are the benefits and limits of different ways of understanding second language multimodal literacies?
  • How can educators best integrate and acknowledge multimodal dimensions of languaging and language learning? What findings and new directions does current research offer us for answering this question?
  • What modalities have been underrepresented in second language education and what possible roles might they play?

Call for Proposals

Proposals for virtual presentations must be submitted using the online submission form by the submission deadline of January 6, 2023.  The form opened to accept submissions on October 3, 2022.


Submissions will require a title (10 words maximum), summary (50 words maximum), and abstract (350 words maximum) describing your proposed presentation and including the key theoretical/academic references on which your presentation is based. Citations are included in the word count; bibliographic details for all citations are required, but are not included in the word count. Proposals are reviewed blind, so abstracts should not include identifying information.

Authors may submit no more than two proposals, and they may be primary presenter on only one of those. A submission must have one primary author, and can have up to three additional  authors. For all authors, the following information is required for the submission form: name, title, institution, email address, state (if in the US), and country.


The acceptance status emails will be sent by February 20, 2023. Complete digital presentations will be due on April 7, 2023.


January 6, 2023


Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
(520) 626-8071
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