26.1981, Calls: English, Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Poland

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Subject: 26.1981, Calls: English, Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Poland

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Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:56:42
From: Bartosz Wolski [bartwol at gmail.com]
Subject: Classroom-Oriented Research: Towards Effective Learning and Teaching

Full Title: Classroom-Oriented Research: Towards Effective Learning and Teaching 

Date: 12-Oct-2015 - 14-Oct-2015
Location: Konin, Poland 
Contact Person: Karolina Rakowicz
Meeting Email: classroomresearch2015 at gmail.com
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/classroomresearch2015/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition 

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 31-May-2015 

Meeting Description:

The conference will be devoted to various aspects of broadly-understood classroom-oriented research and provide a forum for disseminating latest research findings in this area, which is critical for foreign and second language pedagogy. In particular, it will focus on the ways of enhancing the effectiveness of learning and teaching foreign languages in institutional settings. The event will be of relevance not only to academics, researchers, teacher educators and material writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practices. 

The event will be organized by:
Faculty of Philology, State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland
Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland
Institute of English Studies, Faculty of Philology, University of Łódź, Poland

The organizing team is headed by:
Prof. Mirosław Pawlak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz) – Chair
Prof. Ewa Waniek-Klimczak (University of Łódź) – Co-Chair
Dr Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz) – Co-Chair

Plenary Speakers:

The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and deliver plenary talks:

- Prof. Adriana Biedroń (Pomeranian University in Słupsk)
- Prof. Andrew Cohen (Emeritus, University of Minnesota)
- Prof. Terry Lamb (University of Sheffield)
- Prof. Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan) 
- Prof. Peter MacIntyre (Cape Breton University)
- Prof. Carmen Muñoz (University of Barcelona)
- Prof. Rebecca Oxford (Emerita, University of Maryland)

For the registration form, information on publication of papers, venue and accommodation, please visit: 


For further information participants are requested to contact the Conference Secretary:

Karolina Rakowicz, MA
Faculty of Philology
State University of Applied Sciences in Konin 
e-mail: classroomresearch2015 at gmail.com 

Information about the Conference and important updates can also be found on the conference website https://sites.google.com/site/classroomresearch2015/

Call for Papers:

Contributions related to the theme of the conference in the form of papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion), workshops (60 minutes) and posters are welcome. They could, among other things, focus on the following areas: 

- Theoretical foundations of classroom-oriented research
- Teaching language skills and subsystems
- Developing intercultural competence in the language classroom
- Individual differences and language learning and teaching
- Learner autonomy and language learning strategies
- Content and language integrated learning
- Classroom interaction and management
- Teachers’ knowledge and beliefs
- Teacher education
- Coursebooks and materials
- Syllabus design
- Assessing second language knowledge
- Methodology of classroom-oriented research
- Disseminating the findings of classroom-oriented research

Abstracts of papers and workshops in the range of 250-300 words should be submitted by e-mail to classroomresearch2015 at gmail.com by May 31, 2015. The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, e-mail address and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by June 30, 2015.

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