Call for papers: Focus on the learner: Contributions of individual differences to second language learning and teaching. Konin, Poland, 17-19 October 2016

Faculty of Philology,
State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland,

and

Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts,

Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland

Focus on the learner: Contributions of individual differences to second language learning and teaching

Konin, October 17th-19th, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

THEME

While the effectiveness of second or foreign language instruction hinges on a number of factors, some of which are external to the learner (e.g., teachers’ qualifications and involvement, the instructional practices used, group dynamics, the characteristics of the instructional context), it has long been recognized that success in language learning is to a large extent determined by individual learner differences. Such factors, which can be biological (e.g., age), cognitive (e.g., aptitude), affective (e.g., motivation) or social (e.g., socioeconomic background) in nature and which have been defined and classified in various ways, can be investigated from a quantitative and qualitative perspective, or a mixed-methods approach can be employed in such research. The conference aims to enhance our understanding of such variables, possible interactions between them, and their effect on the processes of language learning and teaching. The event will be of relevance and significance not only to academics, researchers, teacher educators and materials writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practices.

ORGANIZERS

The event will be organized by the Faculty of Philology, State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland, and the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland. The organizing committee is headed by prof. Mirosław Pawlak (pawlakmi@amu.edu.pl) – Chair and dr. Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak – Co- Chair, representing both of the institutions.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

For information on how to submit an abstract, as well as plenary speakers etc, see the conference flyer

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