[EDLING:1251] CFP: Tertiary/College English Language Teaching (TCELT) 2006

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Thu Feb 16 01:32:40 UTC 2006

Tertiary/College English Language Teaching (TCELT) 2006


First Call for Papers

Following the success of the international conferences held in previous years, 
the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) of The Chinese University of Hong 
Kong and the National Association of College English Teaching and Research in 
China (CETRAC) will jointly organise another international conference in June 
2006. The mainland host in 2006 will be the Foreign Studies College of 
Northeastern University. The TCELT 2006 conference will take place in two 
locations: Shenyang (June 1-2, 2006) and Hong Kong (June 5-6, 2006). It is 
hoped that the dual locations will widen the participation and attract 
colleagues from different parts of China and from other countries.


The practice of language teaching has undergone enormous changes in recent 
years as a result of advances in Information Technology (IT). Universities and 
schools have invested heavily in IT in order to provide teachers with 
facilities which can make their teaching more varied, more interesting and 
more effective. However, since the technology continues to evolve rapidly, 
many of its language teaching applications are still being developed. It is 
hoped that TCELT 2006 will provide an opportunity for language specialists to 
present innovative IT-related work, as well as address some of the problems 
which the new technology presents.

Contributions related to the following sub-themes are welcome: 

Corpus linguistics and language teaching
Instructional technology and language teaching 
IT and cultural awareness
IT and teacher development
IT and teacher/learner motivation
IT-enhanced assessment
IT-based curriculum or programme design
Learner autonomy and IT
Materials and courseware development
Web-based teaching

Conference Activities

Presenters may wish to address one or more of the conference sub-themes in the 
following presentation formats:

Paper (20 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes for questions )
Demonstration (50 minutes, including questions)
Workshop (50 minutes, including questions) 
Poster (Board size: 6¡¦ x 4¡¦)

Guidelines for Proposal Submission

Abstract: Between 350 and 400 words.
Title: Maximum 15 words
Deadline: February 28, 2006
Address of Submission: By e-mail: tcelt-conference at cuhk.edu.hk

Format: APA-Format, Word for Windows

Criteria for review of proposals

Abstracts will be reviewed blind by members of the Vetting Committee to be 
composed of representatives from both organisers primarily based on the 
following criteria:

Relevance to the conference theme and sub-themes
Drawing on empirical work
Ability to articulate general principles to other settings
Quality of the abstract
Interest level and originality

Announcement of results

Notification of acceptance will be sent through e-mail by March 20, 2006.

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