Inaugural European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL) 2013

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  • The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Inaugural European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL) 2013, to be held from July 18-21 2013, at the Brighton Thistle Hotel, Brighton, England.

    Conference Theme: "Shifting Paradigms: Informed Responses"

    Over the past years, education has seen many shifts in the areas of teaching methodology, assessment, and use of technology; to mention a few. Learner-centered classrooms, collaboration, and transformative education focus onprocess in addition to content. These are just a few of the changes that have occurred. Education reform is everywhere as teachers and administrators attempt to create schools and classes for the 21st century.

    To do our jobs properly, we need to be aware of these changes. And as language educators we need to show how language learning and teaching can help achieve the goals of the future. We invite language educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ECLL 2013 as we share what we are doing in our classrooms and at our schools to respond to the shifts happening around us.

    The aim of this international conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing an 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, ECLL 2013 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

    Conference Topics

    The conference theme is "Shifting Paradigms: Informed Responses" 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
    • Bilingualism
    • Blended learning
    • Constructivist approaches
    • Conversation analysis
    • Cross-Cultural Communication
    • Design
    • 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
    • Literacy
    • Linguistics
    • Methodology
    • Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
    • Phonetics and Phonology
    • Pragmatics
    • Sociolinguistics
    • World Englishes
    • Teacher training
    • Testing and evaluation
    • The good language learner
    • Translation and Interpretation
    The ECLL 2013 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 ECLL 2013 lingua franca of English.

    Publishing Opportunities

    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: European Conference on Arts and Humanities

    The European Conference on Language Learning 2013 will be held alongside the European Conference on Arts and Humanities. Registration for either conference will allow attendees the option of attending sessions in the other.

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