Conference organization

April 17 – 19, 2020
Houston, TX
5th Annual CLIC Conference
Diversity across settings of language use & learning: Identity, culture, and gender

Call for papers: December 1, 2019

The 5th Annual CLIC Conference focuses on the description, analysis and development of a multidimensional definition of language and language acquisition shaped by the diversity of social settings in which language is used.


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

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. A special volume with selected papers from the conference along with invited papers will be published in 2021.


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

Assessment of interactional dynamics of language use in properly contextualized situations of language use. A special volume with selected papers from the conference along with invited papers will be published by Multilingual Matters in 2020.


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

Analysis of students’ interactions outside the classroom in SA settings. Selected papers have been published in a special issue of the journal Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education (John Benjamins, 2019).


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

Implementation of teaching and testing procedures informed by the construct of L2 interactional competence during the first two years of L2 learning. Selected papers from the conference were selected to be part of the volume titled Teaching and Testing Interactional Competence (Routledge, 2019).