The conference (University of Sheffield, UK; 1-2 September 2010) aims to show-case new training provision, techniques, technologies, methodologies and research in language teaching, with an emphasis on the advanced or research-focussed learner. Particular emphasis will be on the Languages of the Wider World: Africa, East and South Asia, Russia, Central Europe, and the Arab World.
Major conference themes will be:
* Assessment: methodologies and comparisons
* Benchmarking: standards for higher study
* Cultural Competence: teaching text, discourse, rhetoric and skills
* Generational Change: new approaches for the information age
* Language for Research: training for the social sciences and humanities
* Materials and Curriculum Development: from ab initio to advanced, from paper to screen
* Outreach: training the policy or business learner
* Research in a global context
But papers in other areas will also be considered. Papers may be either traditional research presentations, reports on new approaches and developments, or practical demonstrations. Proposals for workshop sessions, likely to be of use to both teachers and students, or entire panels are also welcomed.
Contributors should submit an abstract for their paper of no more than 300 words on the form available from http://www.llas.ac.uk/events/6142 to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 May 2010. Successful applicants will be notified by 28 May 2010, and will be assigned to a panel on receipt of a conference registration and fee.
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