The Asian Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education

Країна: Японія

Місто: Hiroshima

Тези до: 09.05.2015

Дати: 02.08.15 — 04.08.15

Область наук: Педагогічні;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: secretariat@esdfocus.org

Організатори: ESD Focus

 

As globalization advances and boundaries between countries fade away, the need to communicate in a second or multiple languages has altered the linguistic landscape. As a result, second language acquisition and foreign language teaching have progressed to the forefront of linguistics, providing a critical framework in understanding how language is acquired or learned and its pedagogical implications. Language today not only links nations but also empowers individuals toward greater upward mobility, all of which makes it an indispensable tool in modern society.

Approaches towards SLA and language teaching have evolved over the past decades from their early days of the grammar/translation method and audio-lingual method to Krashen’s monitor theory to the communicative and content-based approaches that dominate today. Plus with the development of modern technology, CALL or computer-assisted language learning has gained wider acceptance in the classroom though research on it still remains relatively limited. Despite these advances, it is still necessary to examine how individual language skills are learned as well as the roles teachers play.

Clearly the complex and dynamic nature of language and our understanding of it create an intriguing field of study today that challenges old conventions and poses new ones. Many of the same questions from the past, need to be explored through the latest models and research. How is language acquired? Is there a critical age to learn a language? What is the most effective way to teach L2? What is the role of L1 in learning L2? How effective is corrective feedback in assisting language learners? How can we protect linguistic diversity in sustainable development?

The 2015 Asian Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE) is a three-day, international, peer-reviewed conference that invites scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, educators, and students. With the theme Language in the 21st Century, the conference is a wonderful opportunity to share research, insights and techniques, and form professional networks in this burgeoning field of linguistics and education.

Second Language Acquisition topics:

Applied Linguistics
Bilingualism
Cognitive Science
Creoles and Pidgins
Cross-Linguistic Influences
Error Analysis
Heritage Languages
Language & Discourse Analysis
Language Disorders
Language, Mind and Culture
Lexical/Language Processing
Linguistic Imperialism
Literacies
Morphology
Multilingualism
Phonetics and Phonology
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Second Language Writing
Semantics
SLA Theories and Research Methodology    
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Typology

 

Teacher Education topics:

Approaches to Teaching ELT and L2
CALL/MALL/CALT
Cooperative/Collaborative Learning
Cross-Cultural Issues in ELT
Distance and Open Learning
Educational Technology and Globalization
ESL/EFL
ESP/EAP
ICT in Education
Innovation and Change in Education
Language Assessment
Language Pedagogy
Language Planning/Curriculum
Language Policy and Management
Learning Strategies
Multimedia Applications in Education
Online Teacher Education
Professional Development and Teacher Training
Program Administration
Social Media and Networking in Education
Teacher Training
Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning
Translation and Interpretation
Virtual Classroom

Веб-сторінка конференції: http://esdfocus.org/second-language-acquisition-teacher-education-conference/

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