LINGUIST List 23.5059

Tue Dec 04 2012

Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling, Translation, Pragmatics/Japan

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 03-Dec-2012
From: Melissa Choi <>
Subject: Asian Conference on Language Learning 2013
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Full Title: Asian Conference on Language Learning 2013 Short Title: ACLL 2013
Date: 25-Apr-2013 - 28-Apr-2013 Location: Osaka, Japan Contact Person: Kiyoshi Mana
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 01-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Asian Conference on Language Learning, to be held from April 25-28, 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Conference Theme: ‘Shifting Paradigms: Informed Responses’

Over the past years, education has seen many shifts in the areas of teaching methodology, assessment, and use of technology; to mention a few. Learner centered classrooms, collaboration, and transformative education focus on process in addition to content. These are just a few of the changes that have occurred. Education reform is everywhere as teachers and administrators attempt to create schools and classes for the 21st century. To do our jobs properly, we need to be aware of these changes. And as language educators we need to show how language learning and teaching can help achieve the goals of the future. We invite language educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ACLL 2013 as we share what we are doing in our classrooms and at our schools to respond to the shifts happening around us.

The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religion to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. By bringing together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas, ACLL 2013 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

We hope you can join us in Osaka in 2013!

Professor Steve Cornwell
Conference Chairman, ACLL/ACTC 2013
Professor, Department of International and English Interdisciplinary Studies, Osaka Women’s University, Japan
Director of Programs, & Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)
IAFOR International IAB Member

2nd Call for Papers:

The conference theme is ‘Shifting Paradigms: Informed Responses’ and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this themes from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Language Learning and Teaching, including the following streams:

Alternative assessmentAnxiety & motivationBilingualismBlended learningConstructivist approachesConversation analysisCross-cultural communicationDesignFirst language acquisitionGaming and simulationIndividual differencesInnovative language teaching and learning methodologiesInteractional competenceInter-group relationsKnowledge management/LMSLanguage educationLearner and teacher autonomyLearning environmentsLearning strategiesLearning third languagesLifelong learningLiteracyLinguisticsMethodologyOpen Learning Initiative (OLI)Phonetics and phonologyPragmaticsSociolinguisticsWorld EnglishesTeacher trainingTesting and evaluationThe good language learnerTranslation and interpretation

The ACLL 2013 organizers are happy to engage a broad range of taught languages. We kindly ask, however, that all submission and oral presentations be made in the ACLL 2013 lingua franca of English. For more details about submitting an abstract, please view our website:

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 1, 2013Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Usually within two weeks of submission
Deadline for submission of full papers: June 1, 2013
Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: April 1, 2013
Conference programme published online: April 11, 2013
ACLL conference: April 25-28, 2013

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