Second call for papers – Crossing Boundaries: Language Learning and Teaching Inside and Outside the Classroom, BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG, June-July 2016

 Crossing Boundaries: Language Learning and Teaching Inside and Outside the Classroom 

Annual conference of the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG 

30th of June -1st of July 2016 

Hosted by the Department of Linguistics and English Language,  Lancaster University

Traditionally, language teaching and learning has been compartmentalised in many ways in our research, teaching methodology, materials, and perceptions. Boundaries and borders are now disappearing and language learning and teaching takes place in contexts where there are increasingly fewer walls. We can no longer clearly differentiate modern foreign language from second language teaching and learning, private and public sectors, teacher and students roles, classroom and outside classroom engagement. 

This conference will encourage participants to explore the challenges and possibilities afforded by the varied settings, modes, teaching methods, roles and means of communication in current day language teaching with the merging of learning environments. 

  • What are the differing contributions of blended learning, computer mediated communication and face to face modes to language learning? 
  • What can we learn from the synergy of  language learning and teaching in different settings, different linguistic contexts and at different ages?  
  • How can the effective use of home languages and translanguaging contribute to language teaching and learning? 
  • In what ways can different research perspectives and innovative methodologies provide complementary views of learning and teaching processes? 

Papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions. Poster proposals are also welcome. A title and 250 word (maximum) proposal should be submitted by 28th of February 2016 to 

Notifications of the acceptance of abstracts will be received by the first of week of April.  

For further information, please visit the webpage:  

Questions and enquiries can be sent to