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Wed Mar 27 2019

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Poland

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Date: 22-Mar-2019
From: Magdalena Szyszka <>
Subject: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Classroom-oriented Research
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Full Title: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Classroom-oriented Research
Short Title: COROpole2019

Date: 23-Sep-2019 - 25-Sep-2019
Location: Opole, Poland
Contact Person: Dorota Kamińska
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 10-Jun-2019

Meeting Description:


The conference represents an attempt to bring together two successful, cyclical events that have taken place over the years, that is, conferences on topics in applied linguistics, organized by the University of Opole, and conferences on classroom-oriented research, undertaken by the State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, in cooperation with the Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts of Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz. The conference will be devoted to various aspects of research conducted in foreign and second language classrooms, offering an important forum for disseminating latest research findings in this area, which is critical language pedagogy. The event will be of relevance not only to academics, researchers, teacher educators and materials writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practices.

Plenary Speakers:

The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and deliver plenary talks:

- Kata Csizér (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
- Joanna Rokita-Jaśkow (Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland)
- Simone Pfenninger (University of Salzburg, Austria)
- Amy Thompson (West Virginia University, USA)
- Beata Webb (Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia)


The venue for the event will be the Institute of English Philology, Opole, pl. Kopernika 11a, where all the plenary and parallel sessions will be held, and meals and refreshments will be served.

Conference Organizers:

dr. Elżbieta Szymańska-Czaplak (University of Opole) ( – Chair
prof. Mirosław Pawlak (PWSZ Konin, UAM Kalisz) ( – Chair
prof. Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel
prof. Liliana Piasecka
dr. Magdalena Szyszka
Dorota Kamińska, MA - Conference secretary, e-mail:

Call for Papers:

Abstract Submission

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:

- theoretical foundations of classroom-oriented research;
- teaching language skills and subsystems;
- developing intercultural competence in the language classroom;
- individual differences and language learning and teaching;
- learner autonomy and language learning strategies;
- content and language integrated learning (e.g., EMI);
- classroom interaction and management;
- teachers’ knowledge and beliefs;
- teacher education;
- coursebooks and materials;
- syllabus design;
- assessing second language knowledge;
- methodology of classroom-oriented research;
- disseminating the findings of classroom-oriented research.

Abstracts of papers and workshops in the range of 250-300 words should be submitted by e-mail to by June 10th, 2019 The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, e-mail address, and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by June 15th, 2019.

Publication of Papers:

After the conference selected papers will be published in a peer-reviewed volume or the journals Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching or Konin Language Studies. Further information concerning the publication as well as the submission guidelines will be sent after the conference.

Registration and Conference Fee:

All the participants are requested to return the registration form and pay the conference fee by August, 15th, 2019. The fee, which covers organization costs, conference materials, lunches and refreshments is 460 PLN for Polish participants and 160 euro for participants from other countries. We will be able to refund 50% of the fee before September 10th, 2019 and after that date no refunds will be possible. The fee should be transferred to the following bank account (bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the payer):

Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koninie
ul. Przyjaźni 1
62-510 Konin
IBAN number: PL 65 1500 1461 1214 6004 7669 0000
The title of the payment: COR2019 + name of the participant

The registration form is attached at the end of this circular.


The participants are requested to book their own accommodation.

For further information participants are requested to contact the Conference Secretary:

Dorota Kamińska
Faculty of Philology,
University of Opole
Pl. Kopernika 11a
45-040 Opole, Poland

Information about the Conference and important updates can also be found on the conference website

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