LINGUIST List 11.734

Fri Mar 31 2000

Confs: Instructed Second Language Learning

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  1. Alex HOUSEN, Instructed Second Language Learning

Message 1: Instructed Second Language Learning

Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 16:18:28 +0200
From: Alex HOUSEN <>
Subject: Instructed Second Language Learning

 International Colloquium on:

 August 24-26, 2000
 University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium

Main Organizers: Alex Housen and Michel Pierrard

The purpose of this colloquium is to bring together researchers from the
fields of second language acquisition, language pedagogy, applied
linguistics and psychology, to reflect on the following issues :

- the relation between the processes of language learning and language
teaching (and the lack of isomorphy between the two) ;
- the relationship between various forms of language teaching, implicit
and explicit language learning processes, and implicit and explicit forms
of language knowledge.
- the specific nature of institutional (as opposed to naturalistic)
language learning contexts and its impact on the language learning process
(including issues such as the role of corrective feedback and other forms
of negative evidence on language learning);
- contributions of the study of instructed language learning towards
general theories of language acquisition and bilingualism ;

The programme has been designed to allow for maximum discussion among the
participants and includes :
- 2 invited plenary lectures by Jan Hulstijn (University of Amsterdam) and
Michel Paradis (McGill University, Montreal)
- Over 40 selected paper presentations representing a wide range of
perspectives on the central issues of the colloquium
- Round table discussion led by four discussants : Patsy Lightbown
(Concordia University, Montreal), Daniel V�ronique (Universit� de Paris
III, Sorbonne), Inge Bartning (Stockholm University), Gabriele Pallotti
(University of Bologna).

A selection of the contributions to this colloquium will be published at a
later date.

Information regarding the venue of the conference, accommodation, and
social events (two guided thematic tours of Brussels, conference dinner on
Friday evening, August 25) is available from the conference website

regular participant : 4000 BEF/ 100 EURO/ 100 USD
students : 2000 BEF/ 50 EURO/ 50 USD

Conference dinner : 2400 BEF/ 60 EURO/ 60 USD
Guided tours : 800 BEF/ 20 EURO/ 20 USD

Fees are payable in one of the following ways:
(a) By means of a (barred) Eurocheque, made payable to 'ISLL Colloquium'.
(b) By means of a bank transfer into account number 001-3426955-21
(FORTIS Bank Belgium) of the 'ISSL Colloquium'.
International bank transfers (i.e. from outside Belgium) should add 300
BEF/ 8 EURO/ 8 USD to cover the costs charged by the bank for handling the

We regret we cannot accept credit cards.

Your payment should reach us no later than May 31st, 2000.

Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Please
contact one of the hotels listed below as soon as possible as hotels in
Brussels are expected to fill up very
quickly this summer (because of the Brussels 2000 - Cultural Capital of
Europe events).

(1) Club Fondation Universitaire
 11, Rue Egmont
 1000 Bruxelles
 Phone: +32-2-545 04 40
 Email :
 Single room: 2700 BEF/ 68 EURO/USD (breakfast included)
 Double room : 3400 BEF/ 85 EURO/USD (breakfast included)

 Please mention: "Colloque enseignement"

(2) Hotel Le d�me
 12-13, bld du Jardin Botanique
 1000 Bruxelles
 Phone: +32-2-218 06 80
 Single room : 3500 BEF/ 88 EURO/USD (breakfast included)
 Double room : 4000 BEF/ 1000 EURO/USD (breakfast included)

 Please mention: "VUB-ISLL-CONFERENCE"

(3) Halls of Residence :
 Price : 500 BEF/ 13 EURO /USD per night + 1000 BF (for cleaning)
 If you wish to book a room in the Halls of Residence, please contact: ; FAX : +32-2-629 36 84
 Priority will be given to doctoral students

For more information, contact :
www :
Email :
FAX : +32-2-629 36 84

If you wish to participate, please return the registration form below .

(registration is valid with payment only)

International Colloquium on
August 24-26, 2000 - University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium

Name: _______________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________

Phone/Fax: _________________________
Email: _____________________________

Please indicate the appropriate fee :

Conference fee (to be paid by May 31st):
__Regular participant : 4000 BEF/ 100 EURO/ 100 USD
__Students : 2000 BEF/ 50 EURO/ 50 USD (proof of
student status required)

__Conference dinner : 2400 BEF/ 60 EURO/ 60 USD
__Guided tours : 800 BEF/ 20 EURO/ 20 USD

Total amount due : _________BEF / _________EURO / _________USD

Method of payment (please indicate method chosen) :

__ barred Eurocheque made payable to 'ISLL Colloquium'.
__ bank transfer to account 001-3426955-21 of the 'ISSL Colloquium'.
 International bank transfers : add 300 BEF/ 8 EURO/ 8 USD for bank

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