Call for abstracts: 20th International Conference in Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, 27th–29th, June 2017

Warwick Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce the 20th Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics which will be held from Tuesday, 27th to Thursday, 29th June 2016. This conference is a successful tradition at Warwick Applied Linguistics which, every year, brings together many research students (masters and PhD) within and outside the UK. This year, however, we have decided to welcome contributions Read More …

A new book chapter, and a contribution

It’s been a long time coming, but at last a book chapter I wrote the first draft for back in November 2015 has been published. It is about the classroom-based research that I undertook with the learners of EUS9 (English for University Studies, class 9), and was written in collaboration with two of the learners. The Read More …

Latest volume of English Language Teacher Education & Development (ELTED) Journal now published

This is an open access journal available here and contains the following articles: Articles Reflexive themes in context: a case study in Japan – Hugh Scott Smith & Alexey Kukharuk Task-based learning in language teacher education – Bill Littlewood Why practice makes perfect sense: the past, the present and potential future of the PPP paradigm in language teacher education – Read More …

Call for papers: Special issue of RPLTL on ‘Writing assignments and dissertations in distance learning within the TESOL context’

Please consider contributing to this two-volume, special issue of Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning. The subject of the Special Issue is “Written Assignments and Dissertations in Distance Learning within the TESOL Context” Please see the new CfP on the RPLTL’s website.

New issue of Research Papers in Language Teaching and learning now available

You can access Vol 7 no 1 of RPLTL here under Current Issue This issue has two main foci: one focusing on teachers (their attitudes, development,  perceptions about their learners and the curriculum), and another one focusing on learners. Of all the papers, six have an interest in the former, ten on the latter. Of the papers the focus on Read More …

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 Read More …

Call for papers: Young language Learners Symposium, July 2016, University of Oxford.

The organizing committee of the YLL Symposium 2016 invites the submission of abstracts on any research-oriented topic relating to the learning of a foreign, second or additional language by learners of primary school age or younger. Where?: Department of Education, University of Oxford University When?: July 6th – 8th, 2016 Please see Conference website for more details Read More …

2nd call for papers – Languages for Life: Educational, Professional and Social Contexts, Vienna, July 2016

The Association for Language Awareness is calling for proposals for papers and posters for the 13th International Language Awareness Conference (ALA 2016) Languages for Life: Educational, Professional and Social Contexts that will take place at the WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) from July 19-22, 2016. The submission deadline for both is 15 November 2015. Conference Themes LALT: Language Awareness in Language Read More …

2nd call for papers: 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND ELT Language in Focus: From Theory to Practice: New Directions in ELT and Applied Linguistics, Istanbul, Turkey, March 2016

This is a conference organised by ELT Department of Faculty of Education, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey and being held in Istanbul from March 10-12, 2016. Please note that the deadline for proposals is November 1st Check out the conference website: www.languageinfocus.org for more details. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by November 30th, 2015. From their website: The aim of the conference is to provide Read More …

Latest issue: Foreign Language Annals

This new issue is available at Wiley Online library. See below for content and links to individual articles. President’s Messages Intercultural Engagement (pages 163–164) Jacque Van Houten Article first published online: 22 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/flan.12142 Editor’s Message (pages 165–167) Anne Nerenz Article first published online: 22 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/flan.12141 Teaching Language Learners Read More …

New materials developed by MA Alumnus, Tyson Seburn: Academic Reading Circles

Tyson Seburn has published an ebook aimed at teachers who teach Academic English, focussing particularly on academic reading skills. It seems to me that it would be useful for developing critical thinking too. Here is what Tyson says about his new materials:  ARC is an intensive reading approach whose components work on the basis that deep textual comprehension for language learners is Read More …

Call for papers: Special Issue of Language Teaching Research on Intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom

Language Teaching Research announces a call for abstracts for a special topic issue on intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom. The issue will address empirical, conceptual, and theoretical concerns related to the development of critical cultural awareness, which is of special importance particularly in the field of English language education, considering the status of Read More …

Celebrating 50 years of Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck: Last event in the year

  On 12 June 2015, Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck College, University of London will be hosting a one day conference as a finale to our year-long series of events to celebrate 50 years of Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck. The conference will consist of talks by former and current colleagues and a Roundtable Read More …