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April 11-12, 2024

Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus
11935 Abercorn St,

Savannah, GA 31419

#SECCLL24 Call for Proposals is now open!


See You Next Year #SECCLL24!

The Department of World Languages & Cultures would like to invite you to its Annual SouthEast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL). This conference includes topics in Arabic, Classics, French, German, East Asian languages, and Spanish, and studies of language, literature, culture, pedagogy, and film. SECCLL encourages the participation of Graduate students.

What is SECCLL?

SECCLL is a scholarly gathering that attracts scholars from the region and beyond. SECCLL is oriented toward the participation of scholars from both public and private institutions of higher education. It is a collegiate, informal and respectful environment marked by a rigorous and productive exchange among academics.

2024 SECCLL Keynote

World Languages for Specific Purposes (WLSP): Transforming Language Education to Meet Professional Demands”

Dr. Diana Ruggiero
Associate Professor of Spanish
University of Memphis

The need for specialized communication skills in various professions is emerging in our increasingly interconnected world. Traditional language and cultural education systems struggle and need help to keep pace with these evolving demands. This keynote speech introduces the innovative concept of World Languages for Specific Purposes (WLSP), a dynamic educational approach meticulously designed to cater to the distinct needs of diverse professional fields.


Join us in exploring how WLSP is set to revolutionize language education, making it more applicable, engaging, and attuned to the real-world demands of various professions.


Meet Our Planning Committee



SECCLL has also created The Coastal Review, an online, open access, peer-reviewed, and indexed journal published by the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Georgia Southern University. The Coastal Review invites manuscripts on an open and rolling basis and publishes articles as soon as they are accepted. In addition, presenters at the annual Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures (SECCLL) are encouraged to submit an extended and thoroughly revised manuscript of their presentation for possible inclusion in the Journal.


Last updated: 2/8/2024