Third International Language Learning Conference (3rd ILLC) 2008
USM, Penang, Malaysia - The 3rd ILLC 2008 will bring together teachers, educators and scholars to discuss, evaluate and offer new perspectives and directions in language teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world.
CONFERENCE THEME :
Language Teaching and Learning: Meeting the Realities of a Changing World.
The Centre for Languages and Translation at Universiti Sains Malaysia is pleased to announce the Third International Language Learning Conference (3rd ILLC) 2008. The 3rd ILLC 2008 will bring together teachers, educators and scholars to discuss, evaluate and offer new perspectives and directions in language teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world.
Current global developments have necessitated a re-examination and revision of past and current practices in the light of classroom pedagogy and methodology. This calls for a paradigm shift in the way language teaching and learning is conceived and conceptualized as a rapidly changing world creates new challenges and demands that impact on classroom practices and needs. There are new demands on language teachers with regards to, for example, the needs of learners, new technologies, cross-cultural factors, methodologies and pedagogy, critical thinking vis-à-vis the k-economy, and multi-literacies.
It is imperative, therefore, that educators and institutions take cognizance of global developments and changing needs and integrate them into current pedagogical and methodological frameworks such that, on the one hand, the specificities of local communities are catered for, while on the other hand, they are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of and engage effectively with a borderless, rapidly changing world scenario.
The 3rd ILLC 2008 therefore aims to address the above points by providing a platform for educators, institutions and interested parties to discuss and highlight the needs and concomitant changes that need to be made in order that we may address the realities of a changing world and prepare learners to meet these changes. We welcome contributions in the form of paper presentations, workshops and poster sessions on the following themes/sub-themes:
Themes / sub-themes
* Changes in classroom practice
* Use of information technology in language teaching
* Cultural awareness in English programmes
* Roles of native/non-native speaker teachers
* Assessment in second/foreign language teaching and learning
* Socio and psycholinguistic research and ELT
* Language learning policies
* ELT management
* Curriculum and syllabus design
* Language assessment and testing
* Language teaching technology
* Language planning and policy
* Use of the media in ELT
* Professional and teacher development in ELT
* Language learning/teaching strategies, styles
* ELT in rural settings
* Materials production, selection, adaptation and evaluation
* Literature in the language classroom
* Class readers and extensive reading
* Learner autonomy and teacher autonomy
* Self-directed and self-access language learning
the 3rd ILLC 2008 is organised by the Centre for Languages and Translation, Universiti Sains Malaysia - Penang, Malaysia.
Proposals should include a title and abstract (maximum 250 words) and be accompanied by brief bio with full contact details of the author(s).
Centre for Languages and Translation
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Minden (USM) Penang
Telephone: 604-653 3888 (Ext. 3799)
Fax: 604-656 9122
Email: [email protected]
Visit the website at http://www.usm.my/pbt/illc2008.htm