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Mon May 10 2010

FYI: FLIT Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals

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Message 1: FLIT Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals
Date: 03-May-2010
From: Jack Burston <jburstonucy.ac.cy>
Subject: FLIT Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals
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Foreign Language Instructional Technology: Theory and Practice
University of Cyprus
December 3-5, 2010

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Contact: Jack Burston
Contact Email: jburstonucy.ac.cy
Conference website: http://lcweb.ucy.ac.cy/Flit/index.htm

Call for Workshop Proposals

The Language Centre of the University of Cyprus is pleased to
announce its international conference Foreign Language Instructional
Technology: Theory and Practice. The conference is being organized
in collaboration with the language departments of the School of
Humanities and Department of Education as well as the Language
Centre of the Cyprus University of Technology and the Cyprus Ministry
of Education and Culture. The conference will focus on the role of
instructional technology in fostering independent language learning. It
will be held at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, December 3-5, 2010,
and will include one day of hands-on workshops followed by two days
of conference presentations.

The conference seeks to address, on the one hand, the contributions
of Second Language Acquisition research to instructional technology
applications and, on the other, the implications of practical applications
to learning theory. It is intended for those working in the field of Second
Language Acquisition, foreign language pedagogy and Computer-
Aided Language Learning as well as practicing and pre-service
language teachers at the secondary and tertiary levels.

Proposals for workshops (90 minutes/3 hours) are invited in any of the
following conference topic areas:
- Social networking
- Computer-mediated Communication
- Distance and blended learning
- Self-access learning
- Task and project based learning
- Mobile learning
- Networked learning in adult education/professional development
- Building Language Learning Communities
- Innovative e-learning technologies
- Multimodality and language learning
- Individualization/differentiation in the language classroom
- Computer-adaptive testing

Proposals for workshops, to be conducted in English, should be
submitted online at the FLIT conference website
(http://lcweb.ucy.ac.cy/Flit/index.htm) no later than July 12, 2010. They
should be between 250-300 words and accompanied by a brief
biographical statement (75-100 words) of the person making the
proposal.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

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