From: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak <ewaklimuni.lodz.pl>
Subject: Classroom-oriented Research: Achievements and Challenges
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Full Title: Classroom-oriented Research: Achievements and Challenges
Date: 14-Oct-2011 - 16-Oct-2011
Location: Kalisz, Poland
Contact Person: Mirosław Pawlak
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/classroomresearch2011/
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Call Deadline: 31-May-2011
The conference will be devoted to various aspects of broadly-understood classroom-oriented research and provide a forum for disseminating latest research findings in this area which is critical for foreign and second language pedagogy. The event will be of relevance not only to academics, researchers, teacher educators and material writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practices.
The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and deliver plenary talks:
-Prof. Simon Borg (University of Leeds)
-Prof. Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan)
-Prof. Paul Meara (Swansea University)
-Prof. Michael Sharwood Smith (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)
-Prof. David Singleton (Trinity College, Dublin)
-Prof. Paweł Scheffler (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
Call for Papers:
We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference in the form of papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion) or workshops (60 minutes) which could, among other things, focus on the following areas:
- Theoretical foundations of classroom-oriented research
- Teaching language skills and subsystems
- Developing intercultural competence in the language classroom
- Individual differences and language learning and teaching
- Learner autonomy and language learning strategies
- Classroom interaction and management
- Teachers' knowledge and beliefs
- Teacher education
- Coursebooks and materials
- Syllabus design
- Assessing second language knowledge
- Methodology of classroom-oriented research
Abstracts of papers and workshops in the range of 250-300 words should be submitted by e-mail to classroomresearch2011gmail.com by May 31st, 2011. The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, e-mail address and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by June 30th, 2011.
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