INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CURRENT TRENDS IN ELT:
Putting the Learner in the Spotlight
20-22 May, 2013
in collaboration with
Language Teaching Research (SAGE Publishers)
CONFERENCE VENUE: Faculty of Engineering, Urmia University Nazlou Campus, Sero Road, Urmia, IRAN
We are pleased to announce that the English Language Department of Urmia University (Iran) will be holding an International Conference on Current Trends in ELT on Monday 20 May, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May 2013 (30 - 31 Ordibehesht and 1 Khordad, 1392). The theme of the Conference is Putting the Learner in the Spotlight. The conference will be an opportunity for national and international ELT researchers and practitioners to share their latest research findings and to keep abreast of the most recent developments in the field. Researchers and scholars from around the world are invited to submit their papers to be evaluated for inclusion in the conference programme. The papers can cover a range of topics in Applied Linguistics and ELT. The abstracts will be evaluated by International Scientific Committee Members based on their originality, novelty, rigour and relevance to the conference theme. The accepted papers will be scheduled for oral/poster presentation and workshop.
We are also pleased to inform the researchers that all accepted papers for the conference will be published by Elsevier in Procedia – Social and Bebavioural Sciences (SBS- Procedia) and will be indexed by SCOPUS.
Plenary speeches will be given by distinguished and international key ELT figures. Confirmed plenary speakers include the following:
Professor Jack C Richards (University of Sydney),
Professor Rod Ellis (University of Auckland),
Professor Alister Cumming (University of Toronto), via Skype
Professor Michael Byram (Durham University), via Skype
Professor Behrooz Azabdaftari (Islamic Azad University of Tabriz)
Professor John Sivell (Brock University), via Skype
Professor Bonny Norton (University of British Columbia), via Skype
Professor Farzad Sharifian (Monash University), via Skype
Dr Anne Swan and Dr Carol Gibson (Canturbury Christ University, and TATE Instiute)
Proposals can be submitted on any of the following issues:
+ Any issue related to ELT or teaching/learning a second/foreign language
L2 researchers and practitioners and in particular ELT scholars are
invited to submit their proposals online at linguistlist.org.
The deadline for abstract submission is January 20, 2013.
More information about the conference, how to submit proposals,
important dates and other relevant information appear in the links
on the left hand side of this page.