LINGUIST List 23.898

Wed Feb 22 2012

Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling/Singapore

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Date: 22-Feb-2012
From: Indrianti Tjan <>
Subject: 5th CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2012
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Full Title: 5th CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2012 Short Title: CLaSIC 2012
Date: 06-Dec-2012 - 08-Dec-2012 Location: Singapore, Singapore Contact Person: Chiung Yao Lin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2012

Meeting Description:

The Centre for Language Studies (CLS) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) organises a biennial international conference on foreign language teaching and learning. The conference aims at bringing together academics, researchers and professionals from Asia and beyond for a productive and rewarding exchange of insights, experiences, views and perspectives on current and future developments in foreign language teaching and learning. The last four CLaSICs met with resounding success and a highly encouraging response, attracting many participants from all over the world.

We are pleased to announce the 5th CLS International Conference (CLaSIC 2012) to be held from 6 to 8 December 2012. The theme of the conference is:

'Culture in Foreign Language Learning: Framing and Reframing the Issue'

Invited Keynote Speakers:

We are delighted that the following four distinguished academics, all leading researchers and educators in language education and applied linguistics, will be delivering keynote lectures at CLaSIC 2012:

Michael Byram (Durham University)Shengli Feng (Chinese University of Hong Kong)Kimi Kondo-Brown (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)Claire Kramsch (University of California Berkeley)


Registration for the conference will commence from 1 May 2012. Registration fees are as follows:

Early Bird Fee (on or before 30 September 2012): SGD 420Regular Fee (after 30 September 2012): SGD 490

Conference Venue:

We are happy to announce the conference venue, which will be the National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Campus, Shaw Foundation Alumni House.

Call for Papers:

CLaSIC 2012 Organising Committee invites submissions for Paper and Poster Presentations on one of the following thirteen sub-themes:

Culture and culture awareness in foreign language learningInstructional approaches for culture teachingIntercultural language teachingCulture, identity and motivationAcculturation and language socializationHeritage language educationAssessment and evaluation in the teaching of cultureCurriculum and materials development for culture teachingEducating teachers for culture teachingEthnographic approaches to language teachingStudy abroad and language contactTransculturalism in foreign language learningSociolinguistics and foreign language teachingOther topics

For proposal submission, the following information is required:

NamePrimary EmailSub-themesType of presentationProposal titleProposal abstract (200 words maximum)Biodata (50 words maximum)Co-Author(s), if applicable

Presentation proposals can be submitted online at the following URL, latest by 31 May 2012:

The language medium for all presentations at the conference is English.

Further information:

To keep you informed of the latest update of the CLaSIC 2012, it is recommended to check the homepage on a regular basis.

CLaSIC 2012 homepage:

Information about the CLS can be found at the following URL:

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email the Organising Committee at

Thank you very much for your kind attention and assistance. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at CLaSIC 2012.

With warm regards,

Lin Chiung YaoChairpersonCLaSIC 2012 Organising CommitteeCentre for Language StudiesFaculty of Arts and Social SciencesNational University of Singapore

Page Updated: 22-Feb-2012