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LINGUIST List 18.3067

Fri Oct 19 2007

Calls: Applied Ling/United Arab Emirates

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Message 1: TESOL in a Globalized World: Exploring the Challenges
Date: 18-Oct-2007
From: Fatima Badry <badryaus.edu>
Subject: TESOL in a Globalized World: Exploring the Challenges
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Full Title: TESOL in a Globalized World: Exploring the Challenges

Date: 23-Feb-2008 - 24-Feb-2008
Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Contact Person: Fatima Badry
Meeting Email: tesolconferenceaus.edu
Web Site: http://www.aus.edu/conferences/TESOL08

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 10-Nov-2007

Meeting Description

As the English language makes its way in the educational programs in the Gulf
region from university to first grade, it becomes imperative to bring together
all those interested in the learning and teaching of a second language to
examine not only the best practices of ESL teaching but also the wider cultural,
sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic implications of introducing English at all
educational levels in the Gulf countries after September 11th. This is the First
International TESOL conference organized by the Amercian University of Sharjah.

English today has become the lingua franca of an increasingly interdependent and
globalized world. In almost every part of the world, including the Arabian Gulf
region, the English language is often becoming the first choice for
communication among linguistically and culturally diverse people. The number of
current and future users of English in the world is mounting, and according to
recent estimates, Non native speakers of English have surpassed the number of
native English speakers. Indeed, recent research in TESOL and its subfields have
started paying more attention to NNS/NNS interactions in English, and whether
the English speaker's norms should be viewed as the standard. However, much
research is still needed to address the issue of teaching English as a global or
international language. This conference will provide a forum for scholarly
discussion of TESOL within the context of globalization.

We invite you to submit proposals related to the teaching/learning of English as
a foreign or second language in the context of globalization, issues of applied
language research and questions of language politics. Presentations addressing
both TESOL in the Arabian Gulf region as well as those addressing ELT in various
geographical and cultural contexts are welcome.


Individual papers, workshops, panels, and poster sessions addressing any of the
following conference sub themes and topics are solicited:

Effective teaching practices in a globalized world
Culturally appropriate language assessment in a globalized world
Globalization and English language policies
ELT and world Englishes
Interaction of non-native/non-native English speakers
Cross-cultural pragmatics and ELT
Anglo-cultural ethnocentricity and ELT materials
Identity and maintenance in language classrooms
English teaching and cultural awareness
Global English and local norms of relevance
ELT and issues of language power
Attitude and motivation toward Global English
ELT in the Arabian Gulf
Sociocultural domains in the third tongue communication
The ESL/EFL Dichotomy
Technology in the L2 Classroom (or CALL)
The Native and Non-native English Language Teacher Dichotomy
Professional development of NNS teachers of English
The use of Corpora in ESL teaching
Writing in English for a globalized audience

Conference Organizing Committee
Fatima Badry badryaus.edu
Cindy Gunn cgunnaus.edu
Sarah Shono sshonoaus.edu
For further information, please click on the following conference link::
www.aus.edu/conferences/TESOL08


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