LINGUIST List 23.3451|
Thu Aug 16 2012
Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Japan
Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee
From: Rudolf Reinelt <reinelt.rudolf.myehime-u.ac.jp>
Subject: 7th Foreign Language Teaching and Research Mini-Conference in Matsuyama
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Full Title: 7th Foreign Language Teaching and Research Mini-Conference in Matsuyama
Short Title: 7thMatsu12
Date: 22-Sep-2012 - 23-Sep-2012
Location: Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan
Contact Person: Rudolf Reinelt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2012
In this age of internationalization and globalization it is important to use all means and media to bring quality research and innovative practices not only to big urban centers, such as Tokyo, Berlin, Peking or Ney York, but also to smaller cities, such as Matsuyama in the southwest of Japan, with their, despite the ubiquitous internet, still limited opportunities. Thus, as its goal, this conference aims at presenting up-to-date international quality research and learning and teaching methods and practices to the local and regional foreign language researchers and teachers. It is also meant to be a place where local researchers and teachers can present their work, approaches and results to a world-wide audience, in presence or over the internet.
This exchange is crucial in the field of foreign language learning and teaching, as many components of it are simultaneously in a constant flux and keeping up-to-date is crucial: The learners and teachers, the target language(s), the practices employed to implement these, and the research, the methods and their results as they have to be applied.
In order to keep the information available as open as possible, the conference invites all FL learning and teaching related presentations, but every year a topic is proposed. Topics in the recent years included 'Into the Next Decade with (2nd) FL Teaching' (2009) 'The initial phase' (2010) 'Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Places: Schools, Universities and Others' (2011). This year's theme is 'Foreign Language Teaching and New Media: What Have They Gained'.
Ehime University, where the organizer teaches, makes the presentations and/or their write-ups available to the public on the organizers homepage. The presentations from recent years can be consulted by pasting the following link into any browser:
2nd Call for Papers:
The deadline for proposals has been extended to August 31, 2012.
In order to participate in this year's conference, please send a one page A4 abstract of your intended presentation, related to this year's topic or generally FL learning and teaching, to reinelt.rudolf.myehime-u.ac.jp with the subject line 7thMatsu12. Please include the presenter name and association, presentation title, and contact information (T/F).
Ehime University, Center for General Education
Bunkyo-cho 3, Matsuyama-shi, 790-8577 Ehime, Japan
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