TALGS Conference

TALGS 2024 – TESOL & Applied Linguistics Graduate Student Conference

February 10, 2024
East Carolina University Campus, Bate Building
Greenville, NC

Keynote Speaker: Luke Plonsky, Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

What has meta-analysis taught us about language learning and teaching? A meta-synthesis

Sponsored by Greensboro College’s Department of English and East Carolina University’s Department of English

The TESOL / Applied Linguistics Graduate Students (TALGS) Conference is an academic event organized by Linguistics and TESOL graduate students and faculty at East Carolina University and Greensboro College. We at TALGS aim to provide a serious but relaxed environment for you, our fellow graduate students and professionals working in TESL/TEFL/FL and other applied linguistics fields, to present your work, receive feedback, and network with others. The TALGS Conference exists to provide graduate students as well as TESOL and other Foreign Language professionals (including ESOL, TESL, EFL, ESL, TEFL, Spanish, French, German, DLI, and more) a forum to showcase your research and successful teaching practices and to learn from those of others.

Call for Proposals

We welcome cross-disciplinary proposals with relevance to language use, language learning and/or teaching from a variety of fields, including, for example, English studies, education, discourse studies, foreign languages, anthropology, communications, sociolinguistics, psychology, and sociology. Proposals reporting on action research (inside and outside the classroom), works in progress, submissions based on successful term projects, pilot research, as well as proposals for discussion sessions, workshops, and posters are welcomed. Presentations requiring computer facilities can be accommodated. Multiple proposals will be considered. For more information and to submit your proposal, visit our website or contact the TALGS team at talgs@ecu.edu.

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023

Early Bird Preregistration Deadline: January 15, 2024

  • $20 for ECU and Greensboro Community
  • $30 for all others

Onsite registration:

  • $30 for ECU and Greensboro Community
  • $40 for all others

We at TALGS are committed to bettering the educational experiences of language learners in the community by providing a comfortable environment where interaction between theory/research and practice/teaching is possible.

Our 2024 conference marks the eighth year of collaboration between the Department of English at East Carolina University, the MA TESOL Program at Greensboro College, and Carolina TESOL.



Bate Building, East Carolina University Campus, Greenville, NC 27858

Joshua Fitzgerald photo

“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.