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Wed Feb 22 2012

Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling/Singapore

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        1.     Indrianti Tjan , 5th CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2012

Message 1: 5th CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2012
Date: 22-Feb-2012
From: Indrianti Tjan <clsitnus.edu.sg>
Subject: 5th CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2012
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Full Title: 5th CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2012
Short Title: CLaSIC 2012

Date: 06-Dec-2012 - 08-Dec-2012
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact Person: Chiung Yao Lin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cls/clasic2012/

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

Call Deadline: 31-May-2012

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 four CLaSICs met with resounding success and a highly encouraging response, attracting many participants from all over the world.

We are pleased to announce the 5th CLS International Conference (CLaSIC 2012) to be held from 6 to 8 December 2012. The theme of the conference is:

'Culture in Foreign Language Learning: Framing and Reframing the Issue'

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 2012:

Michael Byram (Durham University)
Shengli Feng (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Kimi Kondo-Brown (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)
Claire Kramsch (University of California Berkeley)


Registration for the conference will commence from 1 May 2012. Registration fees are as follows:

Early Bird Fee (on or before 30 September 2012): SGD 420
Regular Fee (after 30 September 2012): SGD 490

Conference Venue:

We are happy to announce the conference venue, which will be the National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Campus, Shaw Foundation Alumni House.

Call for Papers:

CLaSIC 2012 Organising Committee invites submissions for Paper and Poster Presentations on one of the following thirteen sub-themes:

Culture and culture awareness in foreign language learning
Instructional approaches for culture teaching
Intercultural language teaching
Culture, identity and motivation
Acculturation and language socialization
Heritage language education
Assessment and evaluation in the teaching of culture
Curriculum and materials development for culture teaching
Educating teachers for culture teaching
Ethnographic approaches to language teaching
Study abroad and language contact
Transculturalism in foreign language learning
Sociolinguistics and foreign language teaching
Other topics

For proposal submission, the following information is required:

Primary Email
Type of presentation
Proposal title
Proposal abstract (200 words maximum)
Biodata (50 words maximum)
Co-Author(s), if applicable

Presentation proposals can be submitted online at the following URL, latest by 31 May 2012:


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

Further information:

To keep you informed of the latest update of the CLaSIC 2012, it is recommended to check the homepage on a regular basis.

CLaSIC 2012 homepage:


Information about the CLS can be found at the following URL:


Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email the Organising Committee at clasic2012nus.edu.sg.

Thank you very much for your kind attention and assistance. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at CLaSIC 2012.

With warm regards,

Lin Chiung Yao
CLaSIC 2012 Organising Committee
Centre for Language Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore

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