MELTA 18th International Conference : ALIGNING TEACHING AND LEARNING – June 11-13, 2009, Malaysia
The Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) will host its 18th International Conference on the theme Aligning Teaching And Learning Effective Methodologies In English Language Education at Puteri Pacific Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia from 11-13 June 2009.
The conference also promises activities and competitions for teachers and students. A special feature of the 2009 conference will be a social responsibility event. For details please visit the conference website : http://www.melta.org.my/conference_2009/
2009 Asia TEFL International Conference – August 7-9, 2009, Thailand
The 2009 Asia TEFL Conference will be held from August 7-9, 2009 at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the conference is “Collaboration and Creativity in English Language Teaching and Learning in Asia”. The deadline for submission of presentation proposals is February 20, 2009.
For further details visit: www.asiatefl.org
5th International Seminar on Teaching English in Multilingual Contexts: Current Challenges, Future Directions, April 18-19, 2009, Pakistan
Aga Khan University Centre of English Language invites you to the 5th International Seminar on Teaching English in Multilingual Contexts: Current Challenges, Future Directions to be held on April 18-19, 2009 at Aga Khan University Auditorium, Stadium Road Campus, Karachi, Pakistan.
The seminar will bring together English Language Teaching professionals from around the world to discuss, reflect on and develop their ideas, and the programme will offer many opportunities for professional contact and development. It will involve two days of talks, poster presentations, workshops, and panel discussions on the following major themes of the seminar.
- English for Specific Purposes
- English for Academic Purposes
- Business English
- Learner Autonomy
- Learning Technologies
- English in the Wider Community
- Teacher Training and Development
- Innovative Materials Design
- Critical Thinking and Language Development
- Testing and Evaluation
It will also give delegates a chance to meet leading theorists and writers, and exchange ideas with fellow professionals from all sectors of ELT, as well as enabling them to browse through the latest ELT publications in the resources exhibition.
Plenary speakers at the 2009 seminar will include:
- Eric Baber – NetLearn Languages, UK
- Gavin Dudeney – The Consultants-E, Barcelona, Spain
- Paroo Nihalani – University of Brunei Darussalam
- Hayo Reinders – ELT consultant and writer, Holland
- Fauzia Shamim – Karachi University
- Anjum Saleemi – Govenment College University
- Mohammad Zafar – Aga Khan University, Karachi
Participants are invited to submit abstracts for their presentations latest by
Monday, December 15, 2008.
Speakers will be informed of their abstracts acceptance by early January, 2009.
Registration is open to any member of the public who wishes to attend the seminar.
For further details visit: http://www.aku.edu/events/cel2009/
Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities (LLCMC) Conference, October 11-13, 2009, Hawai‘i, USA
Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA
Once, computers were seen as thinking machines or electronic tutors. Now the computer has become one of many devices that people use to form virtual communities of all kinds. In the field of language education, computer mediated communication (CMC) enables students to interact with one another free of space and time constraints and to participate in communities of learning with their counterparts in the target culture. The Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities (LLCMC) Conference explores the use of computers as a medium of communication in language learning communities.
We welcome your paper proposal submissions in this exciting area – deadline March 1, 2009.
- Keynote talk by Dr. Gilberte Furstenberg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Special colloquium showcasing online cultural exchanges based at the University of Hawai‘i
- Optional pre-conference event – CULTURA: Web-based Intercultural Exchanges.
For further details visit: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/llcmc/index.html