International Conference on Foreign Language Education
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
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).
30 June 2017
Extended Submission deadline for proposals
7 August 2017
Notification of acceptance / rejection (latest)
20 May – 11 August 2017
Early Registration period for presenters and participants
12 August – 2 September 2017
Registration period for presenters and participants
3-23 September 2017
Late Registration period for presenters and participants
20-21 October 2017
24 November 2017
Submission deadline for full paper