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Full Title: Classroom-Oriented Research: Reconciling Theory and Practice

      
Location: Konin, Poland
Start Date: 14-Oct-2013 - 16-Oct-2013
Contact: Krzysztof Kwiatkowski
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/site/classrooomorientedresearch2013/home
Meeting Description: Institute of Modern Languages, State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin, Poland, Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts in Kalisz, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland and Institute of English Studies, Faculty of Philology, University of Łódź, Poland in collaboration with IATEFL Research SIG (http://resig.weebly.com) are happy to announce 3rd International Conference on Classroom-Oriented Research: Reconciling Theory and Practice.

Theme:

The conference will be devoted to various aspects of broadly-understood second/foreign language classroom-oriented research and provide a forum for disseminating latest research findings in this area, which is critical for foreign and second language pedagogy. In particular, it will focus on the ways in which theoretical positions and empirical findings can inform everyday classroom practice. The event will be of relevance not only to academics, researchers, teacher educators and material writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practices.

Plenary Speakers:

The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and deliver plenary talks:

Prof. Anne Burns (Aston University)
Prof. Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Prof. Elaine Horwitz (University of Texas at Austin)
Prof. David Nunan (Anaheim University)
Prof. Norbert Schmitt (University of Nottingham)
Prof. David Singleton (Trinity College, Dublin; University of Pannonia, Veszprém)
Prof. Paul Meara (Swansea University)

Venue:

The venues for this year’s event will be the Hotel ‘Atut’, ul. Toruńska 27, Licheń Stary (http://www.hotelatut.pl/en) and the Conference Center of State School of Higher Professional Education in Konin, Poland at Popiełuszki 4 St. Transportation to both places will be provided by the organizers.

The place to get to is Konin, which is situated in the centre of Poland, in the east of Greater Poland Voivodship. It is located 200 kilometers away from Warsaw, the Polish capital, 100 kilometers away from Poznań, the Voivodship capital, and 160 kilometers away from the city of Wrocław. All of these cities have international airports with flights to major European hubs and they have direct bus and train connections with Konin.

For further information participants are requested to contact Conference Secretary:

Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, MA
Institute of Modern Languages
State School of Higher Professional Education in Konin
ul. Przyjaźni 1
62-510, Konin, Poland
Tel. + 48 63 249 72 40
Email: classroomresearch2013@gmail.com

Information about the conference and important updates can also be found on the conference website:

https://sites.google.com/site/classrooomorientedresearch2013/
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 24.1745


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