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Full Title: International Conference on Current Trends in ELT: Putting the Learner in the Spotlight

Short Title: ELT2013
Location: Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran
Start Date: 21-May-2013 - 22-May-2013
Contact: Karim Sadeghi
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.urmia.ac.ir/elt2013
Meeting Description: The conference will be an opportunity for ELT researchers and practitioners to share their latest research findings and to keep abreast of the most recent developments in the field.

Plenary speeches will be given by distinguished and international key ELT figures. Confirmed plenary speakers include the following:

Professor Jack C Richards (University of Sydney)
Professor Rod Ellis (University of Auckland)
Professor Alister Cumming (University of Toronto)
Professor Micheal Byram (Durham University)
Professor Neil Anderson (Brigham Young University)
Professor John Sivell (Brock University)
Professor Bonny Norton (University of British Colombia)
Professor Farzad Sharifian (Monash University)

Further plenary speeches are being arranged and will be added to the conference website soon.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 23.5248

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