LINGUIST List 23.2821

Mon Jun 25 2012

Calls: English, Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling/Poland

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Date: 23-Jun-2012
From: Weronika Szubko <>
Subject: 2nd International Conference on Classroom-Oriented Research
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Full Title: 2nd International Conference on Classroom-Oriented Research
Date: 23-Sep-2012 - 24-Sep-2012 Location: Łódź, Poland Contact Person: Weronika Szubko
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2012

Meeting Description:

The 2nd International Conference on Classroom-Oriented Research will be held at the University of Łódź, Poland, on September 23-24, 2012. The conference is dedicated to academics and university lecturers, representatives of central and local educational authorities, non-governmental organizations and school teachers. The event is a great occasion for meeting experts in language acquisition working in a varied set of areas such as grammar, lexicon, discourse, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, sociolinguistics, language didactics and pedagogy. The language of the conference is predominantly English, but shall also consider contributions in Polish.

Traditionally, this conference focuses on various aspects of classroom-oriented research. The aim is to provide a forum in which to explore current trends in ELT and to discuss a number of subsidiary issues.

Plenary Speakers:

prof. Mirosław Pawlak (Adam Mickiewicz University)prof. Tatyana Yakhontova (University of Lviv)prof. Natalia Samoilenko (Sevastopol University of Humanities)prof. Przemysław Krakowian (University of Lodz)prof. Sebastian Piotrowski (Catholic University of Lublin)


All the participants are requested to return the registration form by July 31, 2012. The fee, which covers organization costs, conference materials, lunches and refreshments and the cost of subsequent publication is:

Paper and participation - PLN 250Participation - PLN 150Phd students - PLN 100Conference dinner (September 24) - PLN 80

The fee must be paid not later than August 31, 2012 to our conference account at the University of Lodz, the account number is:

Uniwersytet ŁódzkiBank PKO S.A., II O/Łódźul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-959 Łódź(IBAN PL) 96 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 1767 (CLASSROOM + your name)

The title of the payment: CLASSROOM + your name. The SWIFT code of the bank is PKOPPLPW. For payments from abroad it is customary to extend the IBAN number by PL added in front of the account number. Please note that you are responsible for all charges associated with the payment.


The conference is planned for two days, September 23, 2012 (Sunday) noon till September 24, 2012 evening. The venue for the conference is Department of Geography UŁ, ul. Narutowicza 88, 90-139 Łódź. The venue offers all the conference facilities. It is conveniently situated near the city centre, with easy access from the airport, train and bus stations. If you need assistance in planning your journey, please contact us at

Suggested Accommodation:

The University Conference CentreKopcińskiego 16/18+48. 42 635-54-90

Hotel Polonia Palastul. Narutowicza 38, 90-135 Łódź+48.42 632 87 73

Hotel Centrumul. Kilińskiego 59/63+48.42 632 86 40

Hotel Ibisal. Piłsudskiego 1190-368 - ŁÓDŹ

Call for Papers:

The Organisers look forward to papers in the following areas of English studies:

Key trends in ELT today; creativity in the classroom; theoretical foundations of classroom-oriented research; learner-centred teaching; teaching language skills and subsystems; mixed ability and differentiated teaching; teaching languages for specific purposes; learner autonomy; teaching interpreting and translation; assessing second language knowledge; teaching via the new media; coursebooks and materials; innovative language teaching methodology; syllabus design; individual differences and language learning and teaching; the ELT professional; developing intercultural competence in the language classroom; enhancing teacher education; language awareness raising; reflective practice

Proposals for original and previously unpublished papers (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions) or workshops (45 minutes) reporting on research related to the theme of the conference, or presenting more theoretical considerations regarding the issue, are welcome for presentation at the conference.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts of papers or workshops in the range of 250-300 words should be submitted by email to

All those wishing to contribute papers or just to attend presentations are welcome to participate in the conference.

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Jan MajerDr Weronika SzubkoDr Łukasz SalskiMgr Anna Parr-Modrzejewska

Registration Form:

Name:Institution:Address:Tel/fax:Email:Do you wish to present a paper? Yes [ ] No [ ]Do you wish to run a workshop? Yes [ ] No [ ]The title of the paper/workshop:Equipment required: OHP [ ] Video [ ] PowerPoint [ ] Other:Conference dinner: Yes [ ] No [ ] *Vegetarian [ ]Biodata (about 80-100 words):Abstract (about 250-300 words):

If you need an invoice, please complete the invoice details form below:

Given name:Family name:Your email address:Name of your institution:Address of your institution:NIP of the institution (Polish tax identification number):Amount paid:Address to which the invoice is to be sent if different from the above:

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