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Southeast Asia Session 184

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Session 184: Roundtable: A Time to Reflect and a Time to Move Forward - Sponsored by the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages

Organizer: Ellen Rafferty, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

Discussants: Sheila Zamar, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA; Robert J. Bickner, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA; Juliana Wijaya, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Bac H Tran, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail, Northern Illinois University, USA; William B. Noseworthy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

This roundtable discussion aims to set an agenda for new directions in Southeast Asian (second/foreign) language teaching. Within the context of the field’s history and current state in the US, speakers will take a close look at the evolution of SEA language teaching in terms of pedagogy, materials and curriculum development, program management, assessment and evaluation. Each presenter will address these issues from their perspectives as administrator, instructor and student. Audience members will be encouraged to participate in an exchange of ideas with plans of action and/or policy recommendations as the ultimate goal of the discussion.