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LINGUIST List 23.1087

Sun Mar 04 2012

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Poland

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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Date: 04-Mar-2012
From: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak <ewaklimuni.lodz.pl>
Subject: Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching: Techniques, Strategies and Resources
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Full Title: Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching: Techniques, Strategies and Resources
Short Title: Autonomy 2012

Date: 08-May-2012 - 10-May-2012
Location: Konin, Poland
Contact Person: Mirosław Pawlak
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/konferencjaautonomia/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 20-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

The conference will be devoted to promoting learner autonomy in the language classroom and it will be a follow-up to three similar events that have taken place over the last eight years. It will be organized by the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland and the Institute of Modern Languages, State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin, Poland. The languages of the conference will be English and Polish, with most of the plenary talks being given in the former.

Plenary Speakers:

The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and deliver plenary talks:

Danuta Gabryś-Barker (Institute of English Studies, University of Silesia)
David Little (Trinity College, Dublin)
Kazimiera Myczko (Institute of German Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University)
Weronika Wilczyńska (Institute of French Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University)
Maria Wysocka (Institute of English Studies, University of Silesia)
Richard Smith (Center for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick)

Call for Papers:

We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference which could, among other things, focus on the following areas:

- Ways of fostering autonomy in different age groups and at different educational levels
- Evaluation of various techniques and strategies that can be employed with the purpose of developing learner autonomy as well as examples of their practical application
- Developing resources serving the purpose of promoting learner autonomy
- Using information and computer technologies to develop learner autonomy
- Strategy training and the development of learner autonomy
- Learner autonomy, learning strategies and teaching various foreign language skills and subsystems
- Language policies of the Council of Europe and the development of autonomy
- Interdependence of learner and teacher autonomy
- Individual differences and the development of autonomy
- Methodology of research on learner autonomy

Abstracts of proposed papers in the range of 200-300 words should be submitted by email to konferencjaautonomia2012gmail.com by March 20, 2012. The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, email address and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 10, 2012.

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