ACLL 2018 : The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2018
Call For Papers
***Conference at a glance
– Location: Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
– Dates: Friday, April 27, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018
– Conference Theme: "Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change"
– Initial Abstract Submission Deadline: December 08, 2017*
– Final Abstract Submission Deadline: February 08, 2018
– Registration Deadline for Presenters: March 08, 2018
*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.
***Conference Theme: "Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change"
In 2017, IAFOR education conferences in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America have brought together delegates from around the world to consider the theme of “Educating for Change” from a variety of different perspectives and approaches, taking full advantage of the international make-up of the attendees and the huge diversity of experiences. A recurring theme throughout the conferences was the reference to the future, be it immediate or longer term, as being uncertain; the natural resilience and optimism was counterbalanced by both apprehension; with hope also came fear.
In this period of great global political and economic instability, rising inequality and social unrest, the role of education within society has never been more important, but never more vulnerable. This brings us to our conference theme for 2018, which references these inherent vulnerabilities in both educational systems and the individual students and teachers, as well as the necessary resilience needed to not only survive, but also thrive.
How do we teachers, administrators and policymakers adopt and adapt to change outside our control? How do we nurture and encourage positive change, through the excitement of the imagination, innovation and creativity? How can technologies be better used to help us teach, and to help students learn? How do we sustain and manage change? How can we react positively to negative change? How can we, our institutions and our students survive and thrive in these times of change?
In conjunction with our Global Partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2018.
– The ACLL2018 Organising Committee
***Call for Papers
The conference theme for ACLL is "Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change", and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.
Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:
CULTURE AND LANGUAGE
– Cross-cultural communication
– Cultural literacy
– Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
– Literature and language learning
– Linguistic landscapes
PSYCHOLOGY OF THE LEARNER
– Learner identities
– Individual differences
– Learning strategies
– Autonomy and self-regulation
– Group dynamics
– Class, gender, race and minority identities in language learning
PLURILINGUALISM – BILINGUALISM
– World Englishes
– English as a Lingua Franca
– Languages Other Than English
– Adaptive learning
– Mobile learning / Apps
– Augmented and virtual realities
– Blended learning
– MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
– OERs (Open Educational Resources)
– Games and gamification
– Learning Management Systems (LMS)
– New classrooms
– Informal learning
– Design for learning
– Learning in the community
– Self-access centers
– In-service teacher development
– Pre-service teacher training
– Mid-career teacher development
– Educational management
– Teacher autonomy
– Observation and feedback
– Testing and evaluation
– Standardized tests
– Continuous assessment
– Mastery learning
– Norm-Referenced/Criterion Referenced
– Task-based learning
– English for Special Purposes
– English for Academic Purposes
APPLIED LINGUISTICS RESEARCH
DISABILITIES AND THE LANGUAGE LEARNER
TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION