LINGUIST List 25.2312

Mon May 26 2014

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Poland

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 25-May-2014
From: Bartosz Wolski <>
Subject: Speaking in a Foreign Language: Enhancing the Quality of Classroom Interaction
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Full Title: Speaking in a Foreign Language: Enhancing the Quality of Classroom Interaction

Date: 11-May-2015 - 13-May-2015
Location: Konin, Poland
Contact Person: Miroslaw Pawlak
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

The conference will be devoted to various aspects of developing speaking skills in the foreign language classroom, with a particular focus on optimizing various facets of classroom interaction. It will be organized by the Institute of Modern Languages, State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin, Poland, and the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland. The languages of the conference will be English and Polish, with all the plenary talks given in the former.

Call for Papers:

We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference in the form of papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion), workshops (60 minutes) and posters which could, among other things, focus on the following areas:

- Aspects of interaction in the foreign language classroom
- Psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of speech production
- The role of grammar and lexis in developing speaking skills
- The place of phonetics and phonology in developing speaking skills
- Pronunciation instruction in a second or foreign language
- The pragmatic dimension of developing speaking skills
- Techniques, methods and resources used in developing speaking skills
- Communication tasks and the development of speaking skills
- Using computer technology in learning and teaching speaking in a foreign language
- The role of communication strategies in speaking in a foreign language
- Learning strategies and the development of speaking skills
- The role of oral corrective feedback
- Assessing speaking skills in a foreign language
- Methodology of research on learning and teaching speaking in a foreign language

Abstracts of papers, workshops or posters in the range of 200-300 words should be submitted by email to by March 15, 2015. The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, email address and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 12, 2015.

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