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Call for Papers!!

Posted By: Shantou University <elc2014submit@stu.edu.cn>
Date: Saturday, 2 November 2013, at 11:07 a.m.

Goal: To bring together teachers and researchers who wish to integrate intercultural communication and culture learning into their foreign language teaching.
Dates: April 25-27, 2014
Location: Shantou University, 243 Daxue Road, Shantou, Guangdong 515063, China
Plenary Speakers: Feng Anwei (Bangor University), Jane Jackson (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Claire Kramsch (University of California, Berkley), and Gayle Nelson (Georgia State University).

Topics: Papers, workshops and poster sessions should address the relationship between language teaching/learning and one or more of the following topics:

Intercultural communication
Preparing students for intercultural encounters in their home cultures
Culture teaching/learning
Teaching/learning culture through films and TV
Teaching/learning culture through magazines, fiction, websites and other authentic reading materials
Teaching/learning culture through social media
Teaching a culture that is not your own
Independent culture learning
Cross-cultural adaptation
Preparing students for study abroad
Teaching as a sojourner in a new culture
Intercultural classrooms
Teaching students of a culture different from your own
Teaching in multicultural classrooms

Proposal types: There are three types of sessions: papers, workshops, and poster sessions. All proposals should be related to the conference theme Teaching Language Toward Intercultural Competence.

Paper sessions report on recent unpublished research. These are allocated 40 minutes (30 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion).

Workshops demonstrate tested teaching techniques and are normally allocated 40 minutes. (A limited number of 90 minute sessions may also be available.)
Poster sessions report on work in progress or action research. These will be located in the Exhibition Area and scheduled during one of the conference break periods.

Proposal submission guidelines: Proposals must conform to these specified guidelines and reach the conference committee by October 31, 2013. Submissions must be made online through our abstract submissions page. The submission should include: title of paper, family name(s), given name(s), institutional affiliation, current position, email address, topic(s), abstract (up to 200 words), and keywords (up to 5) that best describe the subject of your submission. Notification of acceptance will be sent by November 30, 2013. Please submit only one proposal per author. A bio (up to 50 words) should also be submitted separately from the proposal submission. Be sure to mention the topic or subtopic which best encompasses your work and any technical requirements you may have for your presentation.

Contact: elc2014submit@stu.edu.cn with any issue pertinent to the proposal submission guidelines and symposium information. For questions on registration, payment, accommodation and other practical matters, please contact elc_conf2014@stu.edu.cn or refer to our web site http://elc.stu.edu.cn/conf2014/.

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