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LINGUIST List 24.2619

Thu Jun 27 2013

Calls: Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics/Japan

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

Date: 27-Jun-2013
From: Rudolf Reinelt <reinelt.rudolf.myehime-u.ac.jp>
Subject: 8th Foreign Language Teaching and Research Mini-Conference in Matsuyama
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Full Title: 8th Foreign Language Teaching and Research Mini-Conference in Matsuyama
Short Title: 8thMatsu13

Date: 21-Sep-2013 - 22-Sep-2013
Location: Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan
Contact Person: Rudolf Reinelt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

In this age of internationalization and globalization it is important to use all means and media to bring quality research and innovative practices not only to big urban centers, such as Tokyo, Berlin, Peking or New York, but also to smaller cities, such as Matsuyama in the southwest of Japan, with their, despite the ubiquitous internet, still limited opportunities. Thus, as its goal, this conference aims at presenting up-to-date international quality research and learning and teaching methods and practices to the local and regional foreign language researchers and teachers. It is also meant to be a place where local researchers and teachers can present their work, approaches and results to a world-wide audience, in presence or over the internet.

This exchange is crucial in the field of foreign language learning and teaching, as many components of it are simultaneously in a constant flux and keeping up-to-date is crucial: The learners and teachers, the target language(s), the practices employed to implement these, and the research, the methods and their results as they have to be applied.

In order to keep the information available as open as possible, the conference invites all FL learning and teaching related presentations, but every year a topic is proposed. Topics in the recent years included ‘Into the Next Decade with (2nd) FL Teaching’ (2009), ‘The initial phase’ (2010), ‘Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Places: Schools, Universities and Others’ (2011), and Foreign Language Teaching and New Media: What have they Gained (2012). This year’s theme is ‘Stages of Foreign Language Learning’.

Ehime University, where the organizer teaches, makes the presentations and/or their write-ups available to the public on the organizers homepage. The presentations from recent years can be consulted by pasting the following link into any browser (IE works fine, for Firefox you may have to disable Firefox’s own pdf reader):


Call for Papers:

In order to participate in this year’s conference, please send a one page A4 abstract of your intended presentation, related to this year’s topic or generally FL learning and teaching, to reinelt.rudolf.myehime-u.ac.jp with the subject line 8thMatsu13 by Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Please include the presenter name and association, presentation title, and contact information (T/F).

Presenters will be notified of the result of the reviewing process by August 31, 2013.

Application Address:

Rudolf Reinelt
Ehime University, Center for General Education
Bunkyo-cho 3, Matsuyama-shi, 790-8577 Ehime, Japan
(T/F) -81(0)89-927-9359

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