29th International Conference on Foreign / Second Language Acquisition: The impact of learning environments on second language acquisition and foreign language learning

Country: Poland

City: Szczyrk

Abstr. due: 04.01.2017

Dates: 18.03.17 — 20.05.17

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Pedagogy;

Organizing comittee e-mail: szczyrkconference2017@gmail.com

Organizers: University of Silesia, Institute of English

 

The Institute of English at the University of Silesia is pleased to announce the 29th International Conference on Foreign and Second Language Acquisition (ICFSLA). Traditionally, this conference focuses on research in second language acquisition and foreign language learning, concentrating each year on different aspects of the research field. The leading theme of the 2017 conference is:

The impact of learning environments

on second language acquisition and foreign language learning

The choice of the topic was determined by the significance of learning environment(s) in relation to language acquisition/learning processes. We aim to raise our awareness as teachers, mentors and learners of the complexity of this issue. We would like to look at the conditions necessary to build environments that would support both the learning and growth of language users/learners in the context of instructed as well as uninstructed language development. Proposals for presentations can embrace both cognitive and affective aspects of building such an environment - at school but also beyond – in the community and within a family. We are also anticipating papers researching barriers in the learning environment(s) that impede the process of language development such as expectations, resources, assessment or culture, to name just a few. It would also be interesting to open up a discussion on educational policies responsible for creating schools which respond well to their learners by offering both a friendly and propitious environment for learner growth.

 

Conference Web-Site: http://www.icfsla.us.edu.pl/