We are pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for our…

33rd Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers (HALT)

Spring Conference

“Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages”

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

UH Mānoa Campus


2019 has been proclaimed as the International Year of Indigenous Languages by the United Nations General Assembly. With 40% of the approximately 6,700 languages in the world facing extinction, so too may the cultures and knowledge systems associated with those communities be lost. As the United Nations General Assembly asserts, “Indigenous languages add to the rich tapestry of global cultural diversity. Without them, the world would be a poorer place.”

We welcome proposals on the conference theme and other areas in language teaching and learning. Have you, for example, developed a new course, teaching technique, activity idea, materials, or assessment tool recently? Are you and your colleagues building a plan for greater language advocacy, resources, or community involvement? Have you incorporated new technology tools into your lessons?

We know you have great ideas for the language classroom, so come and share them with your colleagues! Become an integral part of our upcoming conference by submitting a proposal for a 45-minute paper or workshop session. As an added bonus, for each proposal accepted, HALT will waive the registration fee for one presenter.

Deadline for submissions: February 23, 2019.

HALT Conference Call for Proposals online submission form: