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LINGUIST List 21.2779

Thu Jul 01 2010

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Cyprus

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        1.    Jack Burston, Foreign Language IT: Theory and Practice

Message 1: Foreign Language IT: Theory and Practice
Date: 29-Jun-2010
From: Jack Burston <jburstonucy.ac.cy>
Subject: Foreign Language IT: Theory and Practice
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Full Title: Foreign Language IT: Theory and Practice
Short Title: FLIT

Date: 03-Dec-2010 - 05-Dec-2010
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Contact Person: Jack Burston
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://lcweb.ucy.ac.cy/Flit/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 12-Jul-2010

Meeting Description:

The conference is being organized by the Language Centre of the University
of Cyprus 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. 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.

Plenary Conference Speakers:

Keynote - Professor Mike Levy, Head of the School of Languages and
Linguistics - Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

Dr Phil Hubbard, Director, English for Foreign Students, Linguistics
Department - Stanford University, California, USA.

Dr Françoise Blin, Associate Dean for Learning Innovation in the Faculty of
Humanities and Social Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.

Professor François Mangenot, Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France.

Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute

Second Call for Papers

Proposals for conference papers (30 minutes) are invited particularly in the
following areas, but other topics are also welcome:

- 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

Conference presentation proposals should be submitted on line at the FLIT
conference website (http://lcweb.ucy.ac.cy/Flit/index.htm) no later than July
12. Conference presentations may be in English, Greek or French. Proposals,
which should be written in the language in which they are to be given, should be
between 250-300 words and accompanied by a brief bio statement (75-100
words) of the person(s) making the proposal.

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