Poster 2nd New Trends

II International Conference on



Abstracts & Bionotes

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 have also invited practitioners you to deliver practical workshops and/or share their 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 (Closed)
Registration for participants with papers (deadline): 30 March, 2018 (Closed)
Registration for participants without papers (deadline): 16 May, 2018
Registration Process
In order to register in the conference, please click on the link below:
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



Uluslar arası Konferans

Granada Üniversitesi ve Avrupa Birliği destekli PETALL tarafından organize edilmiştir

28-29 Nisan 2016

Yer: Eğitim Bilimleri Fakültesi

Granada Üniversitesi, İspanya (yer haritada belirtilmiştir)




Check here the 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 aims 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 will be 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 intend 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 will also be 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 welcome 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 welcome proposals for workshops and panels on these topics or other subjects related thereto.
Since this conference is also for language teachers and student teachers, we invite them to share their experiences with the other participants and contribute with their ideas and examples of good practice.

Abstract submission guidelines
We invite you to submit abstracts for

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

The working languages of the Conference is English and Spanish.

Abstracts should include the following information:

  1. Name and surname of the author(s);
  2. Affiliation of the author(s);
  3. E-mail address(es) of the author(s);
  4. Title of the presentation;
  5. Type of presentation: paper; poster; workshop
  6. Text of the abstract, which must not exceed 250 words
  7. In the case of workshops, include planning and the resources or materials required;
  8. Short biographical note of the author(s) (max. 150 words)

Abstracts should be sent electronically as e-mail attachments in .doc or .docx formats to the Conference’s e-mail address Bu e-Posta adresi istenmeyen posta engelleyicileri tarafından korunuyor. Görüntülemek için JavaScript etkinleştirilmelidir., with the word ‘abstract’ on the subject.
Abstracts will be evaluated according to the originality of the theme, approach and relevance of the proposal.

Important dates

Deadline for the submission of proposals: 31 January 2016
Reviewing the proposals: 1 – 7 February 2016
Notification of acceptance: 19 February 2016
Advertising the conference schedule: 18 March 2016
Submission of papers for publication: 15 May 2016

Late registration fee (27 February – 25 April)

Other important information

Early bird registration fee (until 26 February, 2016):

Undergraduate and MA students: € 30
Teaching professionals and PhD students: € 100

Late registration fee:
Undergraduate and MA students: € 40
Teaching professionals and PhD students: € 120
More information about the conference is available at PETALL project website:
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After the Conference, a refereed selection of papers will be published by the PETALL Project as a book of proceedings.

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)