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|Full Title:||GUST English Language and Literature 2nd International Conference|
|Location:||West Mishref, Kuwait|
|Start Date:||21-Apr-2015 - 23-Apr-2015|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
|Meeting Description:||Teaching is one of the most challenging professions because it brings individuals of different backgrounds (teachers and learners) into a very close relationship. The process of teaching/learning arguably constitutes the most important aspect of this relationship, but it is intimately connected with other complex personal, social, cultural, and even historical and political factors. A teacher is not a neutral entity, nor does s/he teach in a social, cultural, and historical vacuum. Similarly, the learner is not a tabula rasa, subject to the teacher's inscriptions. Inevitably, the process of education will elicit critical questions or even resistance. Teaching foreign languages and literatures to non-native speakers may pose challenges for both teachers and students. These challenges may be administrative, technical, pedagogical, linguistic, social, cultural, political, or even a combination of all. This conference aims at exploring these challenges in different teaching situations and environments.|
|Linguistic Subfield:||Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature|
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