LINGUIST List 24.4483

Sun Nov 10 2013

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Japan

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 09-Nov-2013
From: Colin Thompson <>
Subject: 2nd TBL in Asia Conference
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Full Title: 2nd TBL in Asia Conference
Date: 17-May-2014 - 18-May-2014 Location: Osaka, Japan Contact Person: Colin Thompson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

JALT’s Task-Based Learning SIG, in association with the University of Central Lancashire, UK and Kinki University, Osaka, Japan are proud to sponsor the “2nd Task-Based Language Teaching in Asia” conference, to be held May at Kinki University. The aim of this international event is to enable language educators and researchers from across Asia to share ideas and discuss various aspects relating to the theory and/or practice of Task-Based Learning and Teaching in Asia.

Call for Papers:

We would like to invite those with an interest in this field to submit an abstract for a paper, workshop or poster session (25 or 40 mins).

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

- The compatibility of TBLT in Asia
- Language teacher professional development and TBLT
- The evaluation of TBLT in classroom contexts
- TBLT and technology
- The reliance on learners’ L1 in TBLT contexts
- Learners’ L2 development and TBLT
- Learner identity and TBLT
- Teacher perspectives on challenges and opportunities
- Institutional and classroom challenges
- Future directions for TBLT in Asia

Please note abstracts must not exceed 300 words. Submission deadline: 31 January 2014. Following peer review, presenters will be notified of acceptance by: 28 February 2014.

Please email your abstracts as Microsoft word attachments to

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