Individual Differences in Second Language Learning and Teaching II: The individual and the context

Страна: Польша

Город: Konin

Тезисы до: 10.06.2018

Даты: 08.10.18 — 10.10.18

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Организаторы: State University of Applied Sciences, Konin; Department of Applied Linguistics, Institute of English University of Opole


The second conference on the role of individual differences in second language learning and teaching focuses in particular on the interactions between different individual difference factors, both within the individual and with contextual variables, such as the learning situation, the type of task, or the pedagogical options employed. The event will be of relevance and significance not only to academics, researchers, teacher educators, and materials writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practices.

We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference in the form of papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion), workshops (60 minutes), or posters which could, among other things, focus on the following areas:

- The role of biological and cognitive factors (e.g., age, aptitude, working memory)
- The contribution of affective variables (e.g., motivation, anxiety, WTC)
- Different dimensions of the self in second language learning
- Beliefs about different aspects of language learning and teaching
- Learning styles and second language learning
- Socioeconomic factors and success in language learning
- The role of identity in second language learning
- Individual differences and interaction
- Individual factors and the effectiveness of instructional practices
- Individual differences and new technologies
- Interfaces between different individual difference variables
- The dynamic nature of individual variation in language learning
- Teaching learners with special educational needs
- Individual differences and teacher education
- Reconciling learner and teacher characteristics in the classroom
- Methodology of research into individual learner differences

Abstracts of papers and workshops in the range of 250-300 words should be submitted by e-mail to by June 10, 2018 The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, e-mail address, and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by June 30, 2018.

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