Conference organization

April 12 – 14, 2019
Houston, TX
4th Annual CLIC Conference
Beyond Validity: Social and Ethical Consequences of Assessment

Deadline to submit abstracts: December 1, 2018.

The 4th Annual CLIC Conference focuses on the analysis of the social and ethical consequences of assessment practices in second language education, ranging from macro-level perspectives, such as language ideology, to micro-level perspectives, such as classroom interaction.


May 4 – 5, 2018
Houston, TX
3th Annual CLIC Conference
Assessing Speaking in Context: New Trends

The 3th Annual CLIC Conference reviews several strands of research on second language acquisition/development focused on the complex environment of interactional dynamics of language use in properly contextualized situations of language use (Brouwer, 2013; Hall, Hellermann & Pekarek Doehler, 2011; Kasper & Wagner, 2014). Selected papers will be published in a special volume in 2020.


February 10 – 11, 2017
Houston, TX
2nd Annual CLIC Conference
Understanding the Study Abroad Experience

The 2nd Annual CLIC Conference focused on various aspects of the study abroad experience, with a special focus on students’ interactions outside the classroom. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education.


April 29 – May 1, 2016
Houston, TX
1st Annual CLIC Conference
Symposium on L2 Interactional Competence

The 1st Annual CLIC Conference was organized to assess the implementation of teaching and testing procedures that are informed by the construct of L2 interactional competence during the first two years of L2 learning. Selected papers will be published in a special volume to be published by Routledge.