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Calls: Applied Ling, Cognitive Science, Lang Acquisition/Singapore

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Message 1: The Fourth CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2010
Date: 18-Feb-2010
From: Malwina Baranska <clasic2010nus.edu.sg>
Subject: The Fourth CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2010
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Full Title: The Fourth CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2010
Short Title: CLaSIC 2010

Date: 02-Dec-2010 - 04-Dec-2010
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact Person: Dr Izumi Walker
Meeting Email: clasic2010nus.edu.sg
Web Site: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cls/clasic2010/index.htm

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

Call Deadline: 31-May-2010

Meeting Description:

The Centre for Language Studies (CLS) of the National University of Singapore
(NUS) organises a biennial international conference on foreign language teaching
and learning. The conference aims at bringing together academics, researchers
and professionals from Asia and beyond for a productive and rewarding exchange
of insights, experiences, views and perspectives on current and future
developments in foreign language teaching and learning. The last three CLaSICs
met with resounding success and a highly encouraging response, attracting many
participants from all over the world.

We are pleased to announce the Fourth CLS International Conference (CLaSIC 2010)
to be held from 2 to 4 December 2010. The theme of the conference is:

"Individual Characteristics and Subjective Variables in Language Learning"

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in this
conference and to present papers on the sub-themes listed in the Call for the
Papers below. We would be most grateful if you could circulate the information
about the conference within your institution and enclose a PDF copy of the
conference brochure for this purpose. If you require more information, please
feel free to email the CLaSIC 2010 Organising Committee at clasic2010nus.edu.sg.

Invited Keynote Speakers
We are delighted that the following four distinguished academics, all leading
researchers and educators in language education and applied linguistics, will be
delivering keynote lectures at CLaSIC 2010:
Dr. Karin Aguado (University of Kassel)
Dr. Naoko Aoki (Osaka University)
Dr. Richard Schmidt (University of Hawai'i)
Dr. Minglang Zhou (University of Maryland)

Call for Papers

Over the decades, research has rejected views of learners as passive processors
and highlighted instead their subject roles in learning. It is evident to
researchers and practitioners that learner characteristics such as age, gender,
aptitudes, motivation, beliefs, metacognition and learning strategies contribute
directly or indirectly to learning processes and outcomes. In view of the vast
differences between individuals, each learner biography becomes in effect an
individual case study. Yet these individual characteristics and subjective
variables interact with factors external to the learners, including especially
the cultural background, social environment and educational context, thus
underlining the fact that learners are, at the same time, social beings. In
selecting this theme, CLaSIC 2010 acknowledges the undoubted importance of
learners' - and teachers' - individual characteristics for foreign language
education. It hopes to engage participants in a fruitful and rewarding
discussion of these issues and to draw insightful conclusions for research and
practice.

CLaSIC 2010 Organising Committee invites submissions for Paper and Poster
Presentations on one of the following twelve sub-themes:
- Cognitive Factors in Language Teaching and Learning
- Affect in Language Teaching and Learning
- Language Learning Anxiety and Fear
- Teacher/Learner Beliefs, Attitudes and Assumptions
- Subjective Theories and Language Teaching and Learning
- Language Learning Motivation and Motivational Strategies
- Self-Concept and Self-Efficacy
- Metacognition and Language Learning Strategies
- Learner Characteristics and Individual Differences
- Cultural and Individual Notions of Autonomy
- Constructivist Approach to Language Learning
- Narrative and Life Story

Presentation proposals can be submitted online at the following URL, latest by
31 May 2010: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cls/clasic2010/Proposal_Submission.htm

The language medium for all presentations at the conference is English.

Further information
To keep you informed of the latest update of the CLaSIC 2010, it is recommended
to check the homepage on a regular basis.

CLaSIC 2010 homepage - http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cls/clasic2010/index.htm
Information about the CLS can be found at the following URL:
CLS homepage - http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cls/

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email the Organising
Committee at clasic2010nus.edu.sg.

Thank you very much for your kind attention and assistance. We look forward to
seeing you and your colleagues at CLaSIC 2010.

With warm regards,
Dr Izumi Walker
Chairperson
CLaSIC 2010 Organising Committee

Centre for Language Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
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