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Full Title: 5th International Conference on Teaching and Learning of the English Language in Asia

Short Title: TLEiA5
Location: Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia
Start Date: 27-Oct-2014 - 29-Oct-2014
Contact: Manvender Kaur Sarjit Singh
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.tleia5.com/index.php/tleia5
Meeting Description: The School of Education and Modern Languages and Language Centre, Universiti Utara Malaysia invite colleagues and practitioners of the English language teaching and learning fraternity to participate in its 5th International Conference on Teaching and Learning of the English Language in Asia (TLEiA5).

This conference combines paper presentations, workshops, demonstrations, and poster sessions to give presenters and participants an enriching TLEiA5 experience. The conference takes cognizance of the 5 Cs: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons and Communities. These 5 concepts are the key drivers in bringing about changes in English language teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

With Celebrating Diversity in Enhancing Inclusive Pedagogical Practices as its theme, TLEiA5 focuses on a pedagogical inquiry into more effective ways of innovative teaching and fun learning amidst various global issues pertaining to the falling standards of the English language, globalization, and technologies impacting instruction and learning.


This conference is expected to attract about 200 local and international participants.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 25.587

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