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Calls: English, Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition, Socioling, Writing Systems/Singapore

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 09-Feb-2015
From: Meghan Moran <>
Subject: Excellence in Language Instruction: Supporting Classroom Teaching & Learning
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Full Title: Excellence in Language Instruction: Supporting Classroom Teaching & Learning

Date: 03-Dec-2015 - 05-Dec-2015
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact Person: TESOL Education Programs
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Writing Systems

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2015

Meeting Description:

Organized by TESOL International Association in partnership with the National Institute of Education, this 2½ day conference will feature leading experts in teacher education, classroom instruction, and international assessment.


Teacher Tales: Context-Embedded Second Language Teacher Professional Development
Presented By Ann Burns, University of New South Wales, Australia

Professional Development for Teachers of Adult English Language Learners
Presented By Christine C. M. Goh, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Presence of the Teacher: Achieving Excellence in Writing Instruction
Presented By Paul Kei Matsuda, Arizona State University, USA and Nanjing University, China

Preconference Insitutes:

TESOL will host six preconference institutes for participants to dive deeper into content that affects their day-to-day practice. This extra half-day event will feature the three conference keynote speakers and regional experts from Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The six preconference workshops are:

PCI 1. Exploring Your Classroom: Reflecting Through Second Language Teacher Action Research (Workshop Leader: Anne Burns)
PCI 2. Understanding the Role of Metacognition in Language Instruction and Learning (Workshop Leader: Christine C. M. Goh)
PCI 3. A Writing Workshop for Teachers (Workshop Leader: Paul Kei Matsuda)
PCI 4. Language Testing: Issues and Concerns for Classroom Practices (Workshop Leader: Fuad Abdul Hamied)
PCI 5. Building Our Own Learning Culture: ASEAN Teachers as Reflective Learners (Workshop Leader: Stephen J. Hall)
PCI 6. Self-Directed Professional Development in the Digital Era (Workshop Leader: Suchada Nimmannit)

Call for Proposals:

TESOL is accepting proposals for this conference through 15 April 2015. Registration for the event will open in March 2015. Proposals will be accepted on the following content-areas:

- Assessment of Language Skills and Competencies
- English for Specific Purposes
- English Language Program Evaluation
- English Language Teaching Methodology
- English Learning for Young Learners
- Enhancing Teacher Knowledge and Skills
- Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning
- Language Curriculum Development
- Multicultural Education
- Standards-Based Instruction
- Teacher Education
- Technology and Blended Learning
- World Englishes

All proposals must be submitted electronically. Read the full Call for Proposals at

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