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LINGUIST List 23.3984

Wed Sep 26 2012

Calls: Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Applied Linguistics/Japan

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

Date: 25-Sep-2012
From: Howard Brown <nearconfgmail.com>
Subject: North East Asian Regional Language Education Conference
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Full Title: North East Asian Regional Language Education Conference
Short Title: NEAR

Date: 25-May-2013 - 25-May-2013
Location: Niigata, Japan
Contact Person: Howard Brown
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.iuj.ac.jp/language/conference/near/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin; English; Japanese; Korean; Russian

Call Deadline: 17-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

The 5th Annual North East Asian Region (N.E.A.R.) Language Education Conference will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013, on the campus of the University of Niigata Prefecture in Niigata, Japan.

This unique, growing conference is seeking to build a community by bringing together language teachers and researchers working in the languages of the North East Asia Region (Chinese, English, Korean, Japanese and Russian).

Call for Papers:

Teachers and researchers working in language education are invited to submit proposals for presentations and poster sessions in the following areas:

- Applied research, curriculum design
- Teaching practice/pedagogy
- Materials development
- Assessment and evaluation

The theme of the conference will be All is New Again: New Experiences, New Challenges, New Voices and presenters are invited to explore original ideas, novel approaches and fresh perspectives. Papers which balance theoretical frameworks with practical applicability are preferred.

Presentation length: 40 minutes (including Q&A)
Submission deadline: February 17, 2013
Submission procedure: Applications submitted online
Abstract (250-300 words) for vetting
Summary/description (150-200 words) for the conference handbook
Vetting decisions announced: March 29, 2013
Official conference languages: English & Japanese

For more information, or to apply, please refer to the conference website:


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