Institute of Modern Languages, State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin
Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, and Institute of English Studies, Faculty of Philology , University of Łódź, in collaboration with IATEFL Research SIG are happy to announce 6th International conference on classroom-oriented research:
CLASSROOM-ORIENTED RESEARCH: TOWARDS EFFECTIVE LEARNING AND TEACHING
Konin, October 12th-14th, 2015
The conference will be devoted to various aspects of classroom-oriented research, focusing in particular on the ways in which the results of such research can enhance the effectiveness of second language learning
and teaching. The event will provide a forum for disseminating latest research findings in this area, which is of pivotal importance to foreign and second language pedagogy, and it will be of relevance not only to
academics, researchers, teacher educators or material writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practices.
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. Rebecca Oxford (University of Maryland)
– prof. Elaine Tarone (University of Minnesota)
We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference in the form of papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion), workshops (60 minutes) and posters which 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 learner strategies;
– classroom interaction and management;
– teachers’ knowledge and beliefs;
– teacher education;
– coursebooks and materials;
– new technologies in foreign language education;
– syllabus design;
– assessing second language knowledge;
– methodology of classroom-oriented research;
– disseminating the findings of classroom-oriented research.
Abstracts of papers, workshops and posters in the range of 250-300 words should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31st, 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 30th, 2015.
Further information about the conference will be available in October 2015 and it can also be found on the website: https://sites.google.com/site/classroomresearch2015/. Queries regarding the event can be sent to email@example.com or to Professor Mirosław Pawlak, Head of the Organizing Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).