LINGUIST List 26.5351

Tue Dec 01 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acq, Ling & Lit/Tunisia

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 01-Dec-2015
From: Lamia Bach Baoueb <>
Subject: ELT in the 21st Century: Global and Local Concerns
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Full Title: ELT in the 21st Century: Global and Local Concerns

Date: 12-Feb-2016 - 13-Feb-2016
Location: Tunis, Tunisia
Contact Person: Lamia Bach Baoueb
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 27-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

With globalization, English has won the status of a Lingua Franca around the world and a de-facto second language in multilingual contexts. In Tunisia, it has been gaining more ground as a means of communication and has become an asset for employability both locally and internationally. This is bound to affect various facets of ELT: curriculum design, methodology, materials development, and the measurement of learning outcomes and program success. In addition to the need to balance local and global concerns, there is a growing awareness of the need to attend to cross-cultural and pragmatic dimensions and to the development of 21st century skills.

It is in this context that Tunisia TESOL will organize its third International Conference on ELT in the 21st Century: Global and Local Concerns. Proposals of papers and workshops can focus on, but are not restricted to, the following sub-themes:

- The roles of ELT teachers in the 21st century
- Enhancing learner autonomy
- Critical thinking skills and the learning of English
- Cultural values in local and global communication
- Learning technologies in ELT and 21st century skills
- Maintaining teacher and learner motivation
- Adapting contents, methods and approaches to local contexts
- Assessing English proficiency/achievement in the 21st century
- English varieties to teach and the myth and reality of the ''native speaker''
- Continuous professional development
- ELT and intercultural communication
- Materials development
- ELT program evaluation
- Experiential learning in modern language education

Call for Papers:

Abstracts, not exceeding 100 words, should be addressed to:, no later than December 27, 2015.

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