Thursday, February 18, 2016

ACLL2016 - The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2016


The final deadline to submit your abstract to the Sixth Asian Conference on Language Learning, is March 1, 2016. Submit, present and enjoy the beautiful seaside city of Kobe, Japan.

Held along with the Sixth Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom at the Art Center of Kobe from April 28 - May 1, join us as we discuss the year's conference theme, "Convergence|Divergence" along with International Director of Program Steve Cornwell, Conference Chair Ted O'Neill, keynote speaker Stephen Ryan, Featured Speakers Jo Mynard, Louise Ohashi and more.

To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

Submit an abstract: http://iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: http://iafor.org/conferences/acll2016/
Enquiries: actc@iafor.org

-Discounts on registration fees are available for those able to pay registration fees early. Please see the registration page for details:
http://iafor.org/acll2016-registration

-If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, we offer a 10 percent discount in appreciation of your support.

-If you are a current member of JALT or an IAFOR partner instituion, contact us for discounts on registration fees.


***Conference Theme: "Convergence and Divergence"

The conference theme for ACLL2016 is "Convergence and Divergence", and the organisers 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 interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organised into the following thematic 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

Visit the conference website for further details:
http://iafor.org/acll2016-call-for-papers/#conference-streams


***About IAFOR and its events

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.

To learn more about IAFOR - http://iafor.org


***ACLL/ACTC2016 Invited Speakers

Stephen Ryan
ACLL2016 Keynote Speaker
Professor, Waseda University, Japan

Dr. Jo Mynard
ACTC2016 Featured Speaker
Associate Professor, Kanda University, Japan

Louise Ohashi
ACTC2016 Featured Speaker
Associate Professor, Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan
Abstract title: "Improving Language Education with Digital Technology: Tales of Resistance and Encouragement from Japan"

Richmond Stroupe
ACLL2016 Featured Speaker
Soka University in Tokyo, Japan
Featured Presentation: Enhancing Learner Autonomy in Japan Through Teachers' Professional Development

James York
ACTC2016 Featured Speaker
Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Featured Presentation: Language learning in virtual worlds: Task creation and implementation


***ACLL/ACTC Conference Chairs

Professor Ted O'Neill
ACTC2016 Conference Chair
Professor, Gakushuin University, Japan

?Ted O'Neill is a professor at Gakushuin University, Tokyo. He recently held the position of Associate Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. Previously, he taught in the English Language Program at J. F. Oberlin University where he also served as Coordinator for the Foundation English Program. Ted was co-editor of The Language Teacher for the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and currently serves on the JALT National Board of Directors as Director of Public Relations. He received an MA in ESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, USA. Ted joined the Apple Distinguished Educator Program in 2011 and completed a postgraduate Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy through the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York in 2014.


Professor Steve Cornwell
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Language Learning
Osaka Jogakuin University, Osaka, Japan

Steve Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin College, and also teaches on the MA TESOL program for the New School at NYU. He holds an MFA from Virginia Tech, and an Ed.D. from Temple University.

Professor Cornwell is Director of Program for the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT), and a member of their National Board of Directors. He is also a former editor of the journal. 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 programmes of the ACLL/ACTC conference in Japan, and the ECE/ECLL/ECTC event in the UK.
                                                     
                                            

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