LINGUIST List 26.5059

Thu Nov 12 2015

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Poland

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 11-Nov-2015
From: Albertyna Paciorek <>
Subject: Child Foreign Language Learning: Between Theory and Practice
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Full Title: Child Foreign Language Learning: Between Theory and Practice
Short Title: CFLL

Date: 28-Apr-2016 - 30-Apr-2016
Location: Kraków, Poland
Contact Person: Albertyna Paciorek
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

This international conference is intended for all persons interested in the teaching and learning of foreign languages at an early age, both pre-primary and lower primary (up to around 11 years of age). We welcome theoretical papers, practical presentations and workshops from researchers and practitioners, linguists, pedagogues and teachers.

The plenary speakers for the conference will be:

Prof. Victoria Murphy, Institute of Education, Oxford University, Great Britain
Dr Sandie Mourão, Nova University, Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. Małgorzata Pamuła-Behrens, Pedagogical University, Cracow, Poland

Call for Papers:

Abstracts should be submitted via:

If in doubt, please contact:

Conference Secretary:
Werona Król-Gierat, MA
Email address:

Workshop Secretary:
Agata Pogłodzińska, MA
Email address:

Potential topics for conference presentations and workshops include, but are not limited to:

- Early-learning foreign vs. second language acquisition: similarities and differences
- The competencies of the (very) young learner (metalinguistic awareness, phonological awareness, linguistic creativity etc.)
- Ways of implementing European policy in reference to early language learning
- Psycho-pedagogical aspects of teaching and learning foreign languages for young and very young learners
- Teaching language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and language subsystems (e.g. vocabulary, pronunciation)
- Developing intercultural competence
- Evaluation of materials, course-books and syllabuses
- The use of new technologies (apps, internet resources, interactive whiteboards, etc.)
- Educational discourse
- Teaching foreign languages to children with special educational needs
- Social contexts of early FLL (parental involvement, teacher/school support etc.)
- Diagnosis of school readiness for a foreign language
- Young learner teacher evaluation

Each presentation will be allocated 30 minutes (ca. 20 minutes of presentation + 10 minutes for discussion), and each workshop will be allocated 45-60 minutes. The languages of the conference are English and Polish.

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