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LINGUIST List 25.179

Sun Jan 12 2014

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Poland

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Jan-2014
From: Bartosz Wolski <bartwolgmail.com>
Subject: Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching
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Full Title: Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching

Date: 12-May-2014 - 14-May-2014
Location: Konin, Poland
Contact Person: Karolina Rakowicz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/autonomyconference2014/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

The conference will be devoted to promoting learner autonomy inside and outside the language classroom and it will be a follow-up to four similar events that have taken place over the last ten 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.

Call for Papers:

We welcome contributions related to the main 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, both inside and outside an educational setting
- 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
- usitng 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, workshops and posters in the range of 200-300 words should be submitted by email to autonomykonin2014gmail.com by March 30, 2014. The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, email address and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 10, 2014.

After the conference selected papers will be published in a peer-reviewed volume and efforts are currently under way to ensure that this will be done with a leading international publishing house. Selected papers may also be published in the journals Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, and Konin Language Studies. Further information concerning the publication as well as the submission guidelines will be sent after the conference.

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