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Full Title: Faces of English: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Start Date: 11-Jun-2015 - 13-Jun-2015
Contact: Centre for Applied English Studies CAES
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Meeting Description: The Centre for Applied English Studies will host an international conference from 11 to 13 June 2015.

The conference theme is “Faces of English: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy”. This highlights the rich diversity of approaches to understanding English and the range of contexts in which it is taught and studied across the globe. The conference will bring together academics, researchers, practitioners and research students from around the world to discuss the interdependence between theory and practice, with papers which focus on the analysis, description and teaching of English in order to better understand the ways in which theory, research and pedagogy interact and inform each other. It also welcomes participants to share practical ideas and teaching materials related to the use of English in a variety of social, professional, educational and virtual contexts.

Hong Kong is a particularly appropriate place to celebrate the theme of “Faces of English” as it promotes itself as “Asia's world city where East meets West”. I am confident that you will enjoy a stimulating conference here in the city and that your presence and participation will help contribute to this vibrancy and enrich discussions around the theme, developing professional knowledge exchange, insights and collaborations. We invite you, therefore, to submit proposals for paper presentations, colloquia, practical workshops, demonstrations and poster displays, and join us at this international conference to explore various dimensions of English and to bring together different perspectives and different voices on English and English language education.

Keynote Speakers and Post-Conference Workshop Facilitators:

Professor Rod Ellis, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Keynote: Teaching as input
Workshop: Consciousness-raising tasks for grammar teaching

Professor Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada
Keynote: Digital ways, unequal worlds: Identity, investment, and English language learners in changing times
Workshop: Critical practices in the assessment of writing

Professor David Nunan, The University of Hong Kong
Keynote: Language learning beyond the classroom
Workshop: Designing projects for out-of-class learning

Professor Wen Qiufang, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
Keynote: Production-oriented approach to teaching adult English learners in Mainland China
Workshop: How to implement POA in English teaching

Professor Ken Hyland, The University of Hong Kong
Keynote: Anecdote, attitude and evidence. Does English disadvantage EAL authors in international publishing?
Workshop: Writing for international publication in Applied Linguistics and EFL journals

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Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 25.4874

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