2018 International Conference on
Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching (ALLT)
Call for Abstracts
April 20-21, 2018
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan
Meeting the New Demands of Second Language Education: Research Innovations in Professional Development, Technology, and Literacy
Abstract submission deadline: Dec. 1st, 2017
The biennial ALLT conference brings together researchers and practitioners all over the world to share their latest research findings and applications to the field of applied linguistics and language teaching. Through exploring and exchanging ideas among contributors, this conference aims to present research state of the art in updated theories, advanced analysis, and teaching insights that connect the empirical research to the practical. This conference also proposes to inform frontline teachers of cutting-edge approaches as well as the fundamentals of language acquisition in the classroom so as to provide proper and timely scaffolds to equip learners with language and literacy competencies, and more important, learning abilities required for the future challenges. For 2018 ALLT, topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
l Second/foreign language learning strategies revisited
l Technology enhanced language learning: CALL, MALL, and gamification
l Psychometric applications in language acquisition and assessment
l Problem-based approaches to literacy instruction
l Research in multimodal language instruction
l Language, culture, and socialization
l Teacher identity and cognition
l Translation and interpretation
l Issues in EMI, CLIL, and ESP
l Corpus linguistics
Keynote speakers (in alphabetical order):
1. Xuesong (Andy) Gao, Ph.D. (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
2. Richard G. Kern, Ph.D. (The University of California, Berkeley, USA)
3. Stephen D. Krashen, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus at University of Southern California, USA)
4. Rebecca L. Oxford, Ph.D. (Air University, USA; Professor Emerita and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland, USA)
Bill VanPatten, Ph.D. (Michigan State University, USA)
Types of presentations:
1. Individual Papers: Papers are formal presentations on original and complete research within a 30-minute period, including 5 to 10 minutes for discussion.
2. Panel Discussion: A panel is formed by 3 or 4 scholars centering their discussion on a particular topic within 90 minutes. The panel organizer should submit an abstract delineating the theme of the panel, including each panelistˇs statement explaining his/her standpoints.
3. Workshops: Workshops give opportunities for demonstrations of teaching or use of materials in a 45-minute timeframe. The audience is expected to be actively involved. The abstract should include the purpose of the demonstration and the tasks to be performed.
Posters: Posters are especially effective for information that can be presented visually (e.g., charts, graphs, tables, diagrams). During the hour-long (60 minutes) poster presentation period, the presenters will be available to answer any questions about their projects.
Abstract submission guidelines:
1. The conference invites abstracts of no more than 300 words in English for double-blind peer review.
A volume of selected papers will be published after the conference. Authors whose abstracts are accepted are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers who are experts in the field.
1. Abstract submission deadline: Dec. 1st, 2017
2. Notification of acceptance: Jan. 15th, 2018
3. Full paper deadline: Jun. 15th, 2018
v The proceeding will be published in February 2019.
Contact person: Claire Ho
Address: No.43, Keelung Rd., Sec.4, Da'an Dist., Taipei City 10607, Taiwan