The Third Asian Conference on Language Learning 2013

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The Third Annual Asian Conference on Language Learning 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.

CONFERENCE THEME: "Shifting Paradigms: Informed Responses"

The conference theme is "Shifting Paradigms: Informed Responses" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme 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
Blended learning
Constructivist approaches
Conversation analysis
Cross-Cultural Communication
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
Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
Phonetics and Phonology
World Englishes
Teacher training
Testing and evaluation
The good language learner
Translation and Interpretation

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1 2013
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: Within two weeks of submitting an abstract
Deadline for submission of full papers: June 1 2013
Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: April 1 2013
ACLL Conference: April 25-28 2013

Confirmed Featured Speakers:

Steve Cornwell
Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, Osaka Jogakuin University

Insung Jung
Professor of Education, The International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

Eiko Kato
President and Professor, Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan

Lisa Donohoe Luscombe
Education Program Associate and Project Manager, The English Language and Nonproliferation (ELAN) Program, Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA

Dr Shamim Ali
Lecturer, National University of Modern Languages, Pakistan

Steven Herder
Assistant Professor, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto, Japan

Barbara B. Lockee
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach in the School of Education, Virginia Tech, USA

Marjo Hannele Mitsutomi
Professor and Head of English Language Teaching Practices and the Language Development Intercultural Studies Center, Akita International University, Japan

Thomas Robb
Professor, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan