NEW TRENDS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

Poster 2nd New Trends

II International Conference on

NEW TRENDS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

 

Organized by the University of Granada, the University of Algarve and the European-funded project PETALL, in collaboration with the research unit CETAPS, the research group "HUM-457 Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura" and the Department of Didactics of Language and Literature (UGR)

17-18 May, 2018

Venue: Faculty of Education Sciences

University of Granada, Spain (location in the map)

The second edition of the New Trends in Language Teaching International Conference will be held at the University of Granada, Spain, on 17 – 18 May, 2018.
We aim to promote a reflection on the latest developments in language teaching and learning, in terms of both research and practice.
We are particularly interested topics such as:
·         Integrating Content and Language
·         Task development and implementation
·         Uses of ICT in Language Teaching and Learning
·         Innovation and creativity
·         Multicultural education and language teaching
 
Since one of our aims is to reach out to the teachers in primary and secondary education, we are also inviting you to deliver practical workshops and/or share your experience and examples of good practices with the other participants.
 
Different types of presentations:
•          20-minute presentations (+10 minutes of Q&A)
•          Posters (5-minute presentations)
•          Workshops (60 minutes)
•          Panels (60 minutes)
 
The working languages of the Conference are English and Spanish.
 
 
Important dates
 
Submission of proposals (deadline): 31 January, 2018 (Closed)
Notification of acceptance: 15 February, 2018
Registration for participants with papers (deadline): 30 March, 2018
Registration for participants without papers (deadline): 16 May, 2018
 
Registration Process
 
In order to register in the conference, please click on the link below:
 
Fees
 
Professionals: € 180,00
Students: € 80,00
(4 coffee-breaks included)
Lunch voucher (upon request): € 6,00
(More information is to be provided in the registration form).
 
 
Keynote speakers
 
Ernesto Macaro
Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics
Senior Research Fellow
Worcester College
Oxford University
 
María Cristina Pérez Valverde
Profesora Titular
Department of Didactics of Language and Literature
University of Granada
 
António Lopes
Professor of English Studies
Senior Researcher with the CETAPS
University of Algarve
 
 
Organising and scientific committee
 
Antonio Garcés Rodríguez
António Manuel Bernardo Lopes
Cristina Pérez Valverde
Javier Villoria Prieto
Juan Ramón Guijarro Ojeda
Maria Isabel Mendonça Orega
Raúl Ruiz Cecilia
 
 
Scientific committee
 
Aslı Tarakçıoğlu
Ana Gonçalves Matos
Carla Marello
Carlos Ceia
Carmen Aguilera Carnerero
Dimitrinka Georgieva Níkleva
Elisa Corino
Ilona Fried
Ionnais Karras
Julijana Vučo
Karen Bennett
Pedro Ureña Gómez-Moreno
Pilar López García
Remedios Sánchez García
Ton Koet
 

NEW TRENDS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

International conference bannerNEW TRENDS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

the PETALL Project International Conference

 

Organized by the University of Granada and the European-funded project PETALL

28 -29 April 2016

Venue: Faculty of Education Sciences

University of Granada, Spain (location in the map)


Conference programme

Book of abstracts and biographical notes

 

Aims and scope of the conference

 

Language teaching approaches, methods and procedures are constantly undergoing reassessment. New ideas keep emerging as the growing complexity of the means of communication and the opportunities created by technology put language skills to new uses. In addition, the political, social and economic impact of globalization, the new demands of the labour market that result from it, the pursuit of competitiveness, the challenges of intercultural communication and the diversification of culture are all phenomena that have opened new perspectives on the central role that foreign languages have come to play in the development of contemporary societies.

This has far-reaching consequences in terms foreign language learning. Learners have become more aware of these changing circumstances. They now seek practical solutions for their needs in real contexts, and this has entailed a radical departure from the school’s traditional teacher-directed curriculum. The Common European Framework for Reference has helped teachers to rethink their strategies and attitudes and has opened new research avenues in the field.

It is therefore important for teachers to learn about the latest developments in the field and to get some practical ideas that can help them further develop their teaching skills, optimize their students’ learning and renew their practices.

This conference aimed to discuss the new trends in foreign language teaching that result from these new contexts. Current proposals range, amongst others, from Communicative Language Teaching to Content and Language Integrated Learning, from Cooperative Language Learning to Task-based Language Teaching, and from the Lexical Approach to Text-based Instruction. To this broad array of approaches, we must add the potential that ICT has to offer in terms of increasing the learners’ motivation and enhancing the teaching and learning process.

One of focuses of this conference was Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT), which is at the core of the European-funded project PETALL – Pan-European Task-based Activities in Language Learning. It is currently one of the approaches to language learning that has witnessed an increasing attention on the part of teachers, researchers and other education professionals.

In order to promote this approach, we intended to provide a space not only for the reflection on the potential of ICT in Task-based Language Teaching, but also for learning about the latest developments in this area and about practical ideas that can be implemented in the language classroom.

A series of practical workshops were offered on ICT and Task-based Language Teaching. Namely:

  1. Online resources for task-based activities: analysis and evaluation
  2. Evaluating the students’ performance in task-based activities
  3. Designing a task-based activity for the language classroom
  4. Where to find ideas: European projects on task-based language learning

Main topics of the conference


We invited people to send us contributions with a focus on (but not exclusively) the following topics:

  1. Current approaches to language teaching (for example, Communicative Language Teaching; Content and Language Integrated Learning; Cooperative Language Learning; Task-based Language Teaching; the Lexical Approach; Text-based Instruction)
  2. Technology-mediated task-based language teaching
  3. Foreign language teaching policies (including curricula and syllabi) in Europe
  4. ICT and Computer-assisted Language Learning
  5. New perspectives on the evaluation and assessment of language learning
  6. Bridging approaches (e.g. Content & Language Integrated Learning and Task-based language Teaching)
  7. Innovative projects
  8. Foreign language teaching and adult education
  9. Teachers’ innovative practices and personal experiences

We also received proposals for workshops and panels on these topics or other subjects related thereto.
Since this conference was also for language teachers and student teachers, we invited them to share their experiences with the other participants and contribute with their ideas and examples of good practice.


Different types of presentations

We received proposals for

» 20-minute presentations (+10 minutes of Q&A)
» posters (5-minute presentations)
» workshops

The working languages of the Conference were English and Spanish. Abstracts were evaluated according to the originality of the theme, approach and relevance of the proposal.

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We are currently working to produce a refereed selection of papers to be published by the PETALL Project as a volume of studies.

Organising committee

Raúl Ruiz-Cecilia (University of Granada, ES)
António Lopes (University of Algarve, PT)
Aslı Tarakçıoğlu (Gazi University, TR)
Julijana Vučo (University of Belgrade, SRB)
Danijela Manić (Belgrade Aviation Academy, SRB)
Hans v. d. Linden (Regionale Opleidingsschool WF, NL)
Marija Dragutinović (Regionale Opleidingsschool WF, NL)

Scientific committee

António Lopes (University of Algarve, PT)
Aslı Tarakçıoğlu (Gazi University, TR)
Carla Marello (University of Turin, IT)
Christa Doil-Hartmann (Landesinstitut für Schule, DE)
Elisa Corino (University of Turin, IT)
Ilona Fried (Eötvös Lórand T., HU)
Ioannis Karras (University of Patras, HE)
John de Cecco (University of West of Scotland, UK)
Julijana Vučo (University of Belgrade, SRB)
Lindsay Dombrowski (University of West of Scotland, UK)
Maria Isabel Orega (University of Algarve, PT)
Raúl Ruiz-Cecilia (University of Granada, ES)
Ton Koet (University of Amsterdam, NL)