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Full Title: Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL) 11th Annual Conference

Location: Ames, IA, USA
Start Date: 18-Oct-2013 - 19-Oct-2013
Contact: Erin Todey
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Meeting Description: Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL)
11th Annual Conference
Technology and Teaching Writing for Academic Disciplines
Iowa State University
October 18-19, 2013

Plenary Speaker: John Flowerdew, City University of Hong Kong

The Applied Linguistics and Technology program at Iowa State University is pleased to announce the 2013 TSLL Conference. The current generation of electronic texts, computational tools and writing practices in academic disciplines presents an array of opportunities and challenges for the teaching of academic writing. Collections of professional academic writing that used to be physically distant from writing instructors are now easily obtainable through electronic library collections and the Internet. Electronic writing tools provide opportunities for students to access and analyze the professional texts in their disciplines. The proximate texts, tools and technologies appear in a landscape where a strong need exists for educated people who can comprehend, produce, and evaluate technical materials in their disciplines as well as work across disciplines. Teachers are therefore challenged to explore these new affordances for student learning.

TSLL will bring together researchers and teachers who aim to better understand and use technological resources to improve the teaching of academic writing. We are especially interested in teaching writing for particular academic disciplines (e.g., biology, industrial engineering, and veterinary medicine).
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.2315

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