26.2132, Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Poland

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Subject: 26.2132, Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Poland

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Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:04:45
From: Magdalena Szyszka [mszyszka at uni.opole.pl]
Subject: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Success and Failure in Foreign Language Learning

Full Title: Topics in Applied Linguistics: Success and Failure in Foreign Language Learning 
Short Title: TAL 2015 

Date: 16-Nov-2015 - 17-Nov-2015
Location: Opole, Poland 
Contact Person: Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf
Meeting Email: dal at uni.opole.pl
Web Site: http://www.tal.uni.opole.pl 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition 

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2015 

Meeting Description:

Department of Applied Linguistics
Institute of English
Opole University, Opole, Poland

Topics in Applied Linguistics:
Success and failure in foreign language learning
16-17 November, 2015

Venue: Opole University, Opole, Poland.

The 5th International TAL Conference focuses on a broad spectrum of factors that interact with effective language processes. The ways people learn or acquire the foreign language are shaped by various factors whose interplay within the learner facilitates or impedes this process. 

The questions we would like to address during the conference concern raising awareness of learning problems, as well as proposing effective ways and methods of dealing with language learning difficulties to further the foreign language study. Therefore, we invite specialists from the fields of second language acquisition and foreign language learning and teaching, bilingualism and multilingualism, contrastive linguistics, language assessment, literacies, discourse analysis, language pedagogy, lexicography, language planning and policies, pragmatics, forensic linguistics, and translation. We sincerely hope that the ensuing discussion will contribute to maximizing success and minimizing failure across a variety of language learning contexts.

Plenary Speakers:

Dina Tsagari (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Mirosław Pawlak (State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)

Honorary guest: Janusz Arabski (University of Silesia, Poland)

Conference Fee:

No fee required. Conference materials, coffee breaks, the evening banquet provided.

NB: Travel and accommodation costs are covered by the conference participant. Further information on recommended hotels will be available on the conference website. Should you wish to obtain a formal letter of invitation, you are kindly asked to contact us.  

Call for Papers:

Types of Sessions:

The conference will consist of a series of practical workshops aimed at developing teacher practical skills of dealing with a learning difficulty, such as developmental dyslexia, run by specialists in the field operating within the framework of the DysTEFL2 project (Day One). For further details go to: www.dystefl.eu
Aside from that there will be regular plenary lectures and presentations (Day Two) 

Presentations: The standard length for presentations will be 30 minutes (20 min. presentation plus 10 min. for discussion). 

Doctoral students’ workshop: This is a form of a discussion forum for novice researchers and scholars aimed at providing PhD students the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their projects from experts in the field. During the workshop each PhD student will have 15 minutes for the presentation indicating the aim and theoretical framework of their work, and the methodological issues on which they wish to receive expert feedback and 15 minutes of feedback from more experienced scholars and other participants of the event. The workshop will be led by Professors Liliana Piasecka and Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel (Opole University, Poland).

The language of the conference is English. Selected conference papers, after a blind-review procedure, will be published as a collection of articles. 

Important Dates:

Closing date for submission of abstracts and registration: September 30, 2015
Abstract acceptance notification: October 10, 2015
Deadline for the registration fee: No fee required

Organising Committee:

Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf
Liliana Piasecka
Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel
Tomasz Sutarzewicz 
Elżbieta Szymańska-Czaplak
Magdalena Szyszka

Scientific Committee:

Liliana Piasecka
Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel

Submission of Proposals and Registration:

If you wish to give a regular presentation, prepare a 300 word abstract. Use the registration form below. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee and a notification message will be sent to everyone wishing to present. 


Małgorzata Adams-Tukiendorf 				
Conference Secretary 					
Email: dal at uni.opole.pl				

Please send the following form as an email attachment to this address: dal at uni.opole.pl

Registration Form:

First name:                                                    Second name:

Email address: 
Phone number:

Do you want to give a regular presentation: YES/NO
Do you want to present at the doctoral students’ workshop: YES/NO

Equipment needed (specify):
Title of the presentation: 

(300 words - presentation)
(500 words - doctoral workshop)

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