"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
The 31st International Conference on English Teaching and Learning is to be hosted by Chung Yuan Christian University on May 17-18, 2014. Enthusiastic discussions among researchers from non-English-speaking countries have broadened the horizon of English teaching and learning. Other disciplines, such as Translation, Interpretation, Literature, and Cultural Studies, also play essential roles in English education. Such development suggests that English education is no longer limited within a certain field; knowledge from different disciplines cultivates diversity in English education. Recognizing this trend, the ICETL_ROC Organizing Committee aims to provide a platform for researchers from various fields to exchange ideas on issues related to the empowerment of English education and cross-cultural communication.