The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014, to be held from April 17 – 20 2014, at the Rihga Royal Hotel and the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center (OICC) in Osaka, Japan.
What better place than the ACLL 2014 conference to connect with like-minded teachers and researchers, to learn about current trends and cutting edge developments, and to grow as a teacher, as a researcher, as a member of the profession? ACLL 2014 is the place to hear about best practices as they are implemented in language classrooms around the world, and with IAFOR conferences regularly attracting participants from 40 countries, ACLL 2014 promises to offer the same opportunities for networking whether it is during sessions, over coffee during a break, or at the conference dinner.
As always, we invite language educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ACLL 2014 as we share what we are doing individually and as a community of teachers making our mark on society.
The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religion to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. By bringing together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas, ACLL 2014 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The conference theme is “Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing”, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Language Learning and Teaching, including the following streams:
- Alternative assessment
- Anxiety & Motivation
- Blended learning
- Constructivist approaches
- Conversation analysis
- Cross-Cultural Communication
- First language acquisition
- Gaming and Simulation
- Individual differences
- Innovative language teaching and learning methodologies
- Interactional competence
- Inter-group relations
- Knowledge management/LMS
- Language education
- Learner and teacher autonomy
- Learning Environments
- Learning Strategies
- Learning third languages
- Life long learning
- Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
- Phonetics and Phonology
- World Englishes
- Teacher training
- Testing and evaluation
- The good language learner
- Translation and Interpretation
The ACLL 2014 organizers are happy to engage a broad range of taught languages. We kindly ask, however, that all submission and oral presentations be made in the ACLL 2014 lingua franca of English.
Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the IAFOR Journal of Language Learning.
Sister Conference: Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ACTC)
The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014 will be held alongside the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ACTC). Registration for either conference will allow attendees the option of attending sessions in the other.
- Professor Steve Cornwell – Professor, Department of International and English Interdisciplinary Studies, Osaka Women’s University, Japan, Director of Programs, & Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)
- Professor Barbara Lockee – Professor of Instructional Design and Technology, Associate Director of the School of Education, Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach, Virgina Tech, USA