LINGUIST List 25.2868

Tue Jul 08 2014

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Malaysia

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 08-Jul-2014
From: Azizah Ya'acob <>
Subject: International Seminar for Language Teaching 2015
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Full Title: International Seminar for Language Teaching 2015
Short Title: ISeLT2015

Date: 04-Feb-2015 - 05-Feb-2015
Location: Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Contact Person: Azizah Ya'acob
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 22-Aug-2014

Meeting Description:

ISeLT 2015 'Contextual Diversity in Language Teaching and Learning is an avenue for language instructors, academics, researchers, scholars, and students at tertiary level to discuss issues related to language proficiency teaching and learning.

Globalisation in education has brought about a significant impact on language teaching and learning around the world given the wide variety of learners' backgrounds, expectations and attributes. Language teaching and learning, particularly at universities, is now challenged with the rising concerns on the need to consider the contextual diversity within current scenario in education. In Malaysia, the national educational policies have made contextual diversity prominent with the increasing intake of international post-doctoral graduates who have to pass the national language. Language teaching at local universities is also challenged to raise the level of language proficiency amongst undergraduates for the academic and workplace settings. There are also developments in higher education now where Internet and technology have forced institutions to rethink new ways to teach, learn and do research to address these variables.

The Language Proficiency Unit of Pusat Citra Universiti (Citra UKM) at The National University of Malaysia (UKM) is providing access to rich ideas on the excellence of teaching language proficiency amongst language practitioners at tertiary level via its inaugural seminar for language teaching and learning. The seminar, ‘Contextual Diversity in Language Teaching and Learning’ hopes to bring together language instructors, academics, researchers, scholars and students with interest areas in language proficiency teaching and learning to address these issues of concern.

The objectives of the seminar are:

- To provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, insights, research findings and expertise amongst language practitioners, academics, students and other interested parties
- To provide a forum for language practitioners, academics, students and other interested parties to discuss issues in the development of language skills among language learners
- To discuss new developments in teaching practices
- To promote research related to the field of language teaching and learning.=

Call for Papers:


Papers, poster presentation are invited to address topics related to the following sub-themes:

- Issues of language teaching across disciplines
- Interpersonal communication
- Cross-cultural communication
- Teaching approaches and methodologies
- Curriculum development
- Syllabus design
- Material design
- E-learning
- Language testing and measurement
- Learning styles
- Learners’ academic skills
- Teacher professionalism and development
- Language training for professionals
- Workplace communication
- Foreign languages

Abstract Submission:

Please submit abstract approximately 250 words. Please add 5 keywords. Abstracts should be submitted on the conference website:

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