The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce the Inaugural IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning (IICLL) taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the Festival City Event Centre on March 8 – 10, 2015.
This international and interdisciplinary conference will act as a centre for academics, practitioners and professionals to discuss new directions of research and discovery in language learning. IICLL2015 will create opportunities for the internationalization of higher education and sharing of expertise. We invite professionals from all corners of the world to develop policies, exchange ideas, and promote new partnerships with organizations and peers.
The Inaugural IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning in Dubai will be held alongside the Inaugural IAFOR International Conference on Education (IICE) Dubai 2015. Registration for either conference will allow attendees to attend sessions in the other.
“Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning”
Educators face continually shifting demands from all directions: students, administrators, and society. With some of these demands, teachers and learners may feel greater isolation and pressure. These trends may be seen in the disaggregation of the university or in frequent testing of discrete outcomes for analysis and accountability purposes. In the face of these developments, it is more important than ever to reflect on learning as experience, and to bring theory, research, and craft to bear on creating those experiences.
Dewey wrote that, “the central problem of education based on experience is to select the kind of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in future experiences”. So, how does research in second language acquisition and teacher expertise tell us which experiences live on in communication? How do learning theories direct us to view the connections between experiences? And, how can application of technology both become normalized and create vivid experiences?
Finally, we need personal and professional integration. Coming together to share best practices in these twinned conferences is a chance to share and develop ways to better integrate our institutions, teachers, and most of all the experiences of the learners in a coherent practice of education.
- Dr. Christine Coombe – Dubai Men’s College, Dubai
- Professor Steve Cornwell – Osaka Women’s University, Japan
- Professor Stuart Picken – Order of the Sacred Treasure, M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glasgow), F.R.A.S.
The organizers encourage submissions that approach the unifying subject of the conference 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 inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Submissions will be organized into 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
A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access IAFOR’s journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings publishing on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.