LINGUIST List 32.2365

Tue Jul 13 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acq/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 12-Jul-2021
From: Karen Glaser <>
Subject: Advances in Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners
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Full Title: Advances in Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners
Short Title: ATFLY

Date: 22-Sep-2022 - 23-Sep-2022
Location: Online, Germany
Contact Person: Karen Glaser
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2021

Meeting Description:

Online Conference: Advances in Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners (ATFLY)
Date: September 22-23, 2022
Venue: Online
Convenors Prof. Dr. Stefanie Frisch, University of Wuppertal/Germany ( JProf. Dr. Karen Glaser, University of Leipzig/Germany (

Continuing and expanding the long-standing tradition of the German FFF conference series (Fortschritte im Frühen Fremdsprachenlernen = Advances in Teaching Foreign Languages to Young Learners) initiated by Prof. Dr. Norbert Schlüter and Prof. Dr. Heiner Böttger, this conference will bring together scholars working in the field of teaching foreign languages to young learners in the primary school context (ages 5 through 12) from all over the globe. The purpose of the conference is to provide an international platform to share current empirical insights into the learning and teaching of foreign (rather than second) languages to young learners in school contexts. The aim is to better understand the factors which contribute to effective and motivating early foreign language teaching and to identify research gaps which need to be tackled in the future. While the conference language will be English, research on any target language is welcome.

Keynote speakers
We are delighted to welcome the following plenary speakers at the conference:
- Prof. Dr. Heiner Böttger (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)
- Prof. Dr. Norbert Schlüter (University of Leipzig)
- Prof. Dr. Florence Myles (University of Essex)
- Prof. Dr. Yuko Butler (University of Pennsylvania)

Call for Papers:

The conference organizers would like to invite proposals for 25-minute presentations, followed by 15-minute discussions, that have a clear evidence-based focus. The submission deadline is November 30, 2021.

Criteria for acceptance:
Formal criteria
- Completeness (name of presenter(s), title of the presentation, Abstract: 300- 350 words excl. references)
- Clear empirical structure: presentation of background, research questions/aims, research methods and (projected) findings
- Handed in by the deadline of November 30, 2021

Content criteria
- relevance of the study for the scope of the conference
- coherence and quality of the theoretical background
- evidence-based design/grounding in empirical data
- well-founded and plausible research design, including methodological rigor of data analysis

Proposal submission:
Please submit your proposals through the conference website at, using the ‘Paper submission’ button at the bottom of the Call for Papers page.

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