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ACLL2014 - The Asian Conference on Language Learning

ACLL2014 - The Asian Conference on Language Learning
17th to 20th April 2014
Osaka, Japan
CFP Deadline Extendned: March 1, 2014

International, Intercultural and Interdisciplinary conference on Language Learning organized by IAFOR with London University, Waseda University, Virginia Tech. 2014 Conference Theme: "Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing"

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Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum with its global partners, including Birkbeck London University, Waseda University, Virginia Tech, the Singapore NIE, and the HKIEd

Hear the latest research, present in a supportive environment, publish before a global audience, network, engage in new relationships, join a global academic community...
2014 Theme: "Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing"

2014 Conference Theme
"Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing"

What better place than the ACLL 2014 conference to connect with like-minded teachers and researchers, to learn about current trends and cutting edge developments, and to grow as a teacher, as a researcher, as a member of the profession? ACLL 2014 is the place to hear about best practices as they are implemented in language classrooms around the world, and with IAFOR conferences regularly attracting participants from 40 countries, ACLL 2014 promises to offer the same opportunities for networking whether it is during sessions, over coffee during a break, or at the conference dinner.

As always, we invite language educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ACLL 2014 as we share what we are doing individually and as a community of teachers making our mark on society.

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 2014 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 2014

Professor Barbara Lockee - Conference Co-Chair
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology
Associate Director of the School of Education
Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach, Virginia Tech, USA

Professor Steve Cornwell - Conference Co-Chair
Professor, Department of International and English Interdisciplinary Studies, Osaka Women's University, Japan
Director of Programs, and Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)

For more information about submitting an abstract, please submit through the conference website at
The abstract submissions deadline is March 1, 2014

IAFOR Global University and Institutional Alliance - Working Together
IAFOR works with our university partners to nurture and encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research. We work with senior administrators and professors in our partner institutions to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. The global partnership alliance means that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world's foremost institutions of learning.

For more information about IAFOR as well as a full list of university and institutional partners, please visit our website at

The Asian Conference on Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014 will be held alongside the Technology in the Classroom 2014. Registration for either conference will allow attendees the option of attending sessions in the other at no extra charge.


ACLL/ACTC Conference Co-Chair: Professor Steve Cornwell

Steve Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University, and also teaches in the online portion of the MATESOL program for the New School in New York. He helped write and design several of the New School courses and has been involved with the program since its inception. He is involved with the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) (an affiliate of IAFOR) severing on its National Board of Directors (Director of Program); his duties involve working with a volunteer team of 50 plus to put on JALT's annual, international conference each fall.

Most recently, since 2012 he has been the Committee Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University's Lifelong Learning Committee and is responsible for their evening extension program geared at alumni and community members. He is also the Vice-Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University's English Education Committee which is responsible for suggesting policy regarding English Education and also responsible for developing material for the integrated curriculum. This year he is serving as country coordinator for Teachers Helping Teachers' Bangladesh Team. Teachers Helping Teachers is a special interest group of JALT and has been working closely with the Bangladesh English Language Teaching Association (BELTA) for several years jointly putting on professional development events for English teachers in Bangladesh.

An American who has made Osaka his home, Professor Cornwell first became involved with IAFOR as a featured speaker at the first ACE conference in 2009, and has gradually become more involved in the organization, and in his capacity of Local Conference Chair, now assists in the logistical and administrative side of every event. He advises extensively on academic matters too, with particular responsibility for overseeing and developing the programs of the ACLL/ACTC conference in Japan, and the ECLL/ECTC event in the UK.

ACLL/ACTC Conference Chair: Professor Barbara Lockee

Dr Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech., USA, where she is also Associate Director of the School of Education and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach. She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. She has published more than 80 papers in academic journals, conferences and books, and has presented her scholarly work at over 90 national and international conferences.

Dr. Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organization for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her Ph.D. in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), M.A. in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and B.A. in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.

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