The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2013

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The International Academic Forum
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acll@iafor.org

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Third Annual Asian Conference on Language Learning, to be held from April 25-28 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

CONFERENCE THEME: "Shifting Paradigms: Informed Responses"
Over the past years, education has seen many shifts in the areas of teaching methodology, assessment, and use of technology; to mention a few. Learner centered classrooms, collaboration, and transformative education focus on process in addition to content. These are just a few of the changes that have occurred. Education reform is everywhere as teachers and administrators attempt to create schools and classes for the 21st century. To do our jobs properly, we need to be aware of these changes. And as language educators we need to show how language learning and teaching can help achieve the goals of the future. We invite language educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ACLL 2013 as we share what we are doing in our classrooms and at our schools to respond to the shifts happening around us.

The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religion to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. By bringing together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas, ACLL 2013 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

We hope you can join us in Osaka in 2013!

Professor Steve Cornwell,
Conference Chairman, ACLL/ACTC 2013
Professor, Department of International and English Interdisciplinary Studies, Osaka Women's University, Japan
Director of Programs, & Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)
IAFOR International IAB Member

CONFERENCE THEME: "Shifting Paradigms: Informed Responses"

The conference theme is "Shifting Paradigms: Informed Responses" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this themes from a variety of perspectives. 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 Language Learning and Teaching, including the following streams:

Alternative assessment
Anxiety & Motivation
Bilingualism
Blended learning
Constructivist approaches
Conversation analysis
Cross-Cultural Communication
Design
First language acquisition
Gaming and Simulation
Individual differences
Innovative language teaching and learning methodologies
Interactional competence
Inter-group relations
Knowledge management/LMS
Language education
Learner and teacher autonomy
Learning Environments
Learning Strategies
Learning third languages
Life long learning
Literacy
Linguistics
Methodology
Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
Phonetics and Phonology
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
World Englishes
Teacher training
Testing and evaluation
The good language learner
Translation and Interpretation

The ACLL 2013 organizers are happy to engage a broad range of taught languages. We kindly ask, however, that all submission and oral presentations be made in the ACLL 2013 lingua franca of English.

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