Language Teaching in Increasingly Multilingual Environments: From Research to Practice (16-18 Sep. 2010)

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University of Warsaw

International conference
 Language Teaching in Increasingly Multilingual Environments:
        From Research to Practice

16-18 September 2010
University of Warsaw, Poland


We are pleased to announce an international conference "Language Teaching in Increasingly Multilingual Environments: From Research to Practice", which will take place in September 2010 at the scenic campus of the University of Warsaw.

The aim of the conference is to provide a multilingual, international platform for exploration and exchange of research findings, perspectives, and experience in language teaching and language development in multilingual environments. The event will bring together academics, researchers, teacher trainers, materials writers, practitioners, and students concerned with foreign/second language acquisition and instruction. Special emphasis will be given to empirical research which can inform foreign language teaching practice. The event will combine plenary addresses, roundtable discussions, paper sessions in thematic strands, and a poster session.


 Prof. Romuald Gozdawa-Gołębiowski
 Prof. Kurt Köhn
 Prof. Jo Lewkowicz
 Prof. Bogusław Marek
 Prof. Pauleen Rae-Dickens
 Robin Walker

 A roundtable discussion will be chaired by Prof. Hanna Komorowska.


 English, Polish, French, German, Russian


Old University Library
University of Warsaw central campus
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
Warsaw, Poland

The University of Warsaw, est. 1816, is the largest university in Poland, with nearly 60,000 students from all corners of the globe. Its main campus is located in the heart of the metropolis hailed a 'World Class City' by the 'Lonely Planet' guides. The conference venue – the recently refurbished Old Library – lies is in the centre of the scenic university grounds among several historic palaces.


Proposals are invited for high-quality, original 20-minute oral presentations and posters that broadly fall within the following themes and topics:
 A. language instruction, acquisition and learning, including CLIL, bilingual education, and TLA;
 B. resources and technology, including native- and non-native corpus-based materials;
 C. language assessment and program evaluation;
 D. special education, including sign language and teaching students with a visual impairment.


Please send two copies of an abstract of no more than 300 words (excluding references), in .rtf format, as e-mail attachments to Michal.Paradowski[-AT-] by November 30, 2009. The e-mail should use the subject header "LTIME submission", your last name and initials, the language of your submission, the letter of your chosen thematic strand, and whether you intend to present a paper, poster, or colloquium, e.g.:
      LTIME submission Smith JH French C paper
while the body of the message ought to include the following information:
(a) Title of the submission
(b) Name(s) and affiliation of the author(s); please CAPITALISE your surname;
(c) First author's e-mail and postal address;
(d) The chosen thematic strand under which you would like your submission to appear;
(e) The language of the submission (English, Polish, French, German, Russian);
(f) Type of presentation intended: please indicate whether your proposal is to be considered for a paper or poster;
(g) Equipment needs.

One copy of the abstract, in a file "yoursurname_initials_named.rtf" (e.g. "Smith_JH_named.rtf") should include the author's name and affiliation written under the title; the other copy, in a file "yoursurname_initials_anonym.rtf" (e.g. "Smith_JH_anonym.rtf"), must be headed only by the title of the paper, refrain from self-reference, and mention neither the presenter(s) nor their affiliations or addresses.

Please include the word count at the bottom of the page; submissions exceeding the word limit will be automatically rejected.

Submitters should receive a confirmation of receipt of the abstract within 7 days of despatch.


Authors of papers accepted for presentation will be invited to submit their papers for publication in an edited stand-alone volume with an international publisher. Papers will be subjected to refereeing.


Abstract submission deadline for individual papers and posters: November 30, 2009, 23.59 EST.
Notification of acceptance/rejection: February 15, 2010.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!


 Dr Elżbieta Gajek
 Prof. Jo Lewkowicz
 Dr Michał B. Paradowski


dr Michał B. Paradowski
Institute of Applied Linguistics,
University of Warsaw
ul. Browarna 8/10
PL-00-311 Warsaw, Poland
Office phone: +48 22 5520988