The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers, teachers and educational representatives who are interested in the exploration and exchange of theory, research findings, experience and perspectives in language teaching, language learning and language skills development.
Centered around topics in applied linguistics and ELT, the conference will focus mainly on:
•ELT Methodology and classroom applications
•Foreign Language Teacher Education
•SLA / ELT focused theories and research (productive and receptive skills, linguistic and communicative competences, code-switching, classroom interaction analysis, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development)
•ICT in Language Teaching
•Psychological and psycholinguistic perspectives in SLA / ELT (attitudinal patterns, motivation, individual learner differences, learning strategies, learner autonomy)
•Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) + Content and Language Integrated Learning in German (CLILiG)
•Multilingualism / bilingualism
•Sociolinguistic theories and research (quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of language, ethnographic and anthropological approaches to the study of language; language contact)
•Socio-cultural considerations (intercultural competence development, multiculturalism in theory and practice, ethnic/language minority classrooms)
•Corpus Linguistics and Learner Corpora
•Syntax and interfaces with morphology and semantics
•Translation and interpreting
•Educational language policies
However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Applied Linguistics and Teaching Foreign Languages. Proposals for original and previously unpublished papers (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions) or workshops (45 minutes) reporting on research related to the theme of the conference, or posters regarding the issues are welcome for presentation at the conference.