The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India, invites English language teachers, professionals and research scholars to submit proposals for papers, posters and workshops for the International Conference on ‘Empowering the English Language Classroom.’ The Conference will take place at M.N.I.T., Jaipur from January 18th to 19th, 2013.
This Conference aims to provide a forum to the international academic community engaged in teaching English language to share their research on modern pedagogical approaches which can empower the English language classroom and enable the learner to communicate effectively in English.
In the modern technological age, transformation in the teaching methodology with the adoption of online teaching resources and multimedia in the language classroom has led to the need for more careful planning and preparedness on the part of the teacher. The diversity of the students’ socio-cultural background, motivation and interest, multiple intelligences and learning styles, differing personalities and behaviour patterns, makes the language teaching task a particularly intricate one.
The interests of individual learners vary: they may be motivated to learn English to meet their academic, professional or personal needs and may want to focus exclusively on developing a proficiency in writing, or fluency in speech. In order to meet the requirements of individual learners, language teachers need to choose between prescribed language teaching methods and alternative methods keeping in view the wider socio-cultural context in which the instruction takes place. Keeping these aspects of classroom teaching in view, this conference aims to focus on innovative teaching strategies and modern approaches to teaching English which can empower the English language classroom.
Proposals for individual papers, poster presentations, and workshops by preformed panels of two or more experts are invited on the following, or related themes:
Multiple intelligences and learning styles
The use of the internet and multimedia in language teaching
English for fieldwork
English for media
English for special purposes
Using literature for language teaching
English for professional purposes
Developing learning material for the teaching of English
Soft skills and personality development
Developing translation skills
Curriculum and syllabus design
Testing and evaluation
Interdisciplinarity in English language programmes
Challenges in the present-day language classroom
Modern pedagogical approaches and methodologies.
There will be a time limit of 15 minutes per paper/ 90 minutes per workshop. Individual posters will be presented with other thematically relevant posters.
Please submit the Proposal (not more than 350 words) in MS Word format, Times New Roman, Font size 12, as an email attachment by July 31, 2012. All proposals should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acceptance of proposals will be conveyed by August 15, 2012.
Dr Preeti Bhatt & Mrs Nanny Tripathi
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
Jaipur – 302017
Phone: +91-141-2713407, +91-141-2713363
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