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LINGUIST List 18.1783

Tue Jun 12 2007

Confs: Applied Ling/Japan

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        1.    E. DesirĂ©e Castillo, Independent Learning Association 2007

Message 1: Independent Learning Association 2007
Date: 11-Jun-2007
From: E. Desirée Castillo <edcastillolenext.uson.mx>
Subject: Independent Learning Association 2007

Independent Learning Association 2007
Short Title: ILA 2007

Date: 05-Oct-2007 - 08-Oct-2007
Location: Chiba, Japan
Contact: Lucy Cooker
Contact Email: lucycookerindependentlearning.org
Meeting URL: http://www.independentlearning.org

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Independent Learning Association invites you to attend its third
international conference to be held in Chiba, Japan, from October 5-8, 2007. The
theme of the conference is Exploring Theory, Enhancing Practice: Autonomy across
the Disciplines. The conference will be hosted by Kanda University of
International Studies [KUIS] which is located within easy commuting distance of
the heart of Tokyo, Narita International Airport, and Tokyo International
(Haneda) Airport.

Exploring Theory, Enhancing Practice:
Autonomy across the Disciplines

3rd International Conference of the Independent Learning Association
Kanda University of International Studies, Chiba, Japan, 5-8 October, 2007

Internationally recognized academics from Japan, the United States, France, and
Germany will address various strands of the conference theme. In addition to
this, 250 presenters from Japan and around the world will give papers under the
following strands:

Autonomy across the disciplines
Autonomy and the classroom
Autonomy and innovation in self-access learning
Autonomy and computer-assisted language learning
Autonomy and assessment
Autonomy and child language learning
Autonomy and teacher education
Autonomy and distance education

Please note that this is a bilingual conference, Japanese-English. Simultaneous
interpretation will make the keynote and invited speakers' talks available in
both languages. Individual papers presented at the conference will be in either
English or Japanese depending on the preference of the presenter.

ILA 2007 Keynote and Invited Speakers
Confirmed keynote speakers:

Henri Holec, CRAPEL, University of Nancy II, France
Autonomy in language learning: Past, present, future

James Lantolf, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Autonomy and sociocultural theory

Klaus Schwienhorst, University of Hannover, Germany
Autonomy and CALL

Yoshiyuki Nakata, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Hyogo, Japan
Autonomy and motivation

Kathleen Graves, School for International Training, USA
Autonomy and teacher education

Confirmed invited speakers:

Naoko Aoki, Osaka University
Autonomy in language learning: Past, present, & future in the Japanese context

Koichi Nishiguchi, Osaka University
Autonomy and sociocultural theory

Kojiro Asao, Ritsumeikan University
Autonomy and network-based language learning

Tomoko Yashima, Kansai University
Autonomy and willingness to communicate

Mamoru Morizumi, Obirin University
Autonomy and teacher education

Further Information
Detailed information concerning the conference programme, location,
registration, accommodation and transport is available on the conference website

Key Dates
Deadline for presenters' registration June 30, 2007
Deadline for earlybird registration July 30, 2007
Conference website www.independentlearning.org

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