On behalf of School of
Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School (FLEPS) at
Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), we would like to warmly invite you to the first
International Conference on Foreign Language Education.
Our conference aims to provide language teachers and educators with opportunities to share and exchange ideas on current practices in various areas regarding foreign language education. We are, therefore, interested in receiving proposals regarding presentations on relevant topics including research studies and effective practices addressing learner and teacher development, syllabus and materials design, testing and assessment, institutional development, and policy making.
We accept proposals that address, but
are not limited to, the following themes:
- Syllabus Design & Materials Development
- Language Testing, Evaluation & Assessment
- Professional Development
- Teacher Training & Education
- Educational Technology &Language Learning
- Learner / Teacher Autonomy
- Global & Cultural Issues
- Institutional Development and International Accreditation
Paper presentation [20 + 10 mins]
The proposal should indicate the purpose of the study and its relevance to the theme of the conference. It can describe completed research or research in progress. For completed research, the methodology including the data collection and analysis procedures and the findings should be provided. For research in progress, steps related to the data collection and analysis processes should be described. For either submission, the proposal should include actual or anticipated results and their implications for future practices or further research.
Workshop [50 mins]
The proposal should clearly indicate how a new idea for teacher or learner development will be presented as a series of hands-on activities rather than as paper delivery. The idea to be shared with participants could be a new teaching technique; a new perspective on teacher development or learner progress; or it can be a new technological tool or software to foster teaching, learning or research. The proposal should clearly identify the stages of the workshop, showing how participants will gain insights into the new idea presented.
Posters will also play a significant part in the conference, with a special area set aside for posters. Poster presenters will also have the chance to have their work published in the proceedings should they submit their work in the required format for publication. A proposal for a poster presentation should clearly indicate the purpose of the work - as in the case of a paper presentation proposal - and its relevance to the conference theme. Posters may be of any size as long as they meet the criteria (please see the link on the conference website for details and instructions).