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Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition, Socioling/Turkey

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        1.    Ismail hakkı Erten, The 6th International ELT Research Conference

Message 1: The 6th International ELT Research Conference
Date: 11-Jan-2010
From: Ismail hakkı Erten <ihertengmail.com>
Subject: The 6th International ELT Research Conference
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Full Title: The 6th International ELT Research Conference

Date: 14-May-2010 - 16-May-2010
Location: Ephesus/Selçuk-İzmir, Turkey
Contact Person: Ismail Hakkı Erten
Meeting Email: conferencecomuelt.com
Web Site: http://www.comuelt.com

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2010

Meeting Description:

On 14-16 May 2010, as Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, ELT Department, we will
be organizing our 6th International ELT Research Conference in one of the most
interesting resorts in Turkey: Selçuk, İzmir-Turkey. Selçuk is home to the
beautiful ancient Roman city of Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary. Further
information about the venue can be obtained at http://www.selcuk.bel.tr/ .

Final Call for Papers

Dear Colleague,
This is the final call for papers for our 6th International ELT Research
Conference to be convened in Selçuk/Ephesus, İzmir/Turkey
(http://www.selcuk.bel.tr) on 14-16 May 2010. The conference is organised under
the auspices of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Education, ELT
Department, in collaboration with Educational Research Association, Turkey.
Please visit our web site at http://www.comuelt.com for further details.

The 6th International ELT Research Conference aims to provide the highest
calibre of ELT research by means of keynote speakers, a large number of
scholars and presenters, and scientific and cultural exchange within a friendly,
informative and stimulating atmosphere. This year we are honoured to have
distinguished scholars as our keynote speakers. Our invited speakers are Ayşe
Akyel, Bob Burden, Cem Alptekin, Nick Ellis, Tony Lynch, and Annette Capel, whom
we believe will turn the event into a truly learning experience. We also expect
many international ELT researchers to choose our biennial event as an outlet
for their research findings.

Paper submissions, as of today, shows that the conference has attracted a truly
international group of scholars from 15 different countries as well over 40
different Turkish educational institutions. We, however, would like to remind
intending presenters of someimportat dates as outlined below:

15 January2010: Deadline for Abstract Submission
1-5 February 2010: Notification of screening results
19 February 2010: Deadline for conference registration for all presenters
14 March 2010: Full text submission for conference proceedings
28 March 2010: Announcement of the preliminary conference programme
14-16 May 2010: Conference
1 February 2010- 14 March 2010: Early registration for non-pesenters

Proposals for oral presentations, workshops, and poster presentations are
invited on the following (but not limited to) themes:
Language Learning and Acquisition
Teacher Training and Education
Approaches and Methods in English Education
English Language Curriculum and Teaching Materials
Culture and Literature in English Education
Language Testing and Evaluation
Early English Education
Multimedia and ICT in English Education
Translation Studies & Language Teaching
Life-long Language Learning
Intercultural Communication
English as an International Language
Lingua Projects

Speakers can choose to do an oral presentation (30'), a workshop (45'), or a
poster presentation. For all types of proposals, speakers are expected to
submit a minimum 500-word structured abstract until January 15, 2010 via our
electronic submission system at
http://www.comuelt.com/conference/author/submit.php.

All proposals will be blind-reviewed by the Screening Committee for scope and
quality. You can find further information about structuring & submitting your
proposal as well as screening policy and important dates for the conference in
related links on our web site.

The conference is supported by two international journals, International
Journal of Research in ELT and Journal of Theory and Practice in Education.

Selected papers will be considered and given priority for publication in these
journals. International Journal of Research in ELT is a newly established
research journal to be published by Educational Research Association
http://eab.org.tr/ and will be first launched in January 2011 with selected
papers/articles from the conference programme while Journal of Theory and
Practice in Education http://eku.comu.edu.tr will publish a special issue on
SLA research and language teaching in 2010.

Attending conferences can cost more than some of us can afford. This year we
have been lucky enough to raise some funds from our sponsors to support some
presenters. So far we have managed to raise enough money to finance three
postgraduate presenters. We, therefore, invite postgraduate students who cannot
get any financial support to apply for a student stipend when they submit their
proposals. We really hope to make this event possible for those who really deserve.

Venue of the conference surely impacts on the ambience of the event. This year,
we have decided to convene our traditional ELT research conference in one of the
most interesting tourist resorts in the world. Selçuk is home to the beautiful
ancient Roman city of Ephesus, library of which can be seen in the conference
poster as a symbol of learning. The area is also very well known for the House
of Virgin Mary, who is believed to have lived the last days of her life in the
area. Further, the merry month of May makes the event even more inviting with a
good possibility for an early dip in warm waters of the Aegean Sea. The
sightseeing organized by our sponsor travel agency to places of interest may
also add to the taste of the event. Further information about Ephesus and Selçuk
can be obtained at http://www.selcuk.bel.tr/ or take a
visual tour through http://www.selcuk.bel.tr/eng/video.html .

We hope that this event will provide an occasion for us to consider issues and
share strategies and perspectives from a wide variety of contexts and that the
friendships made and insights gained at the conference will endure long beyond
your participation and be further enriched by new contacts in years to come,
leading to better understanding and appreciation of our profession.

We, on behalf of Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, are looking forward to
welcoming you in Ephesus/Selçuk, İzmir-Turkey in May 2010.

Conference Organizing Committee
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