The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2015
Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Kansai Region, Japan
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015 (All Day)
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2015
Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 1, 2015
Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.
This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in language learning. As with IAFOR’s other events, ACLL2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The Fifth Asian Conference on Language Learning will again be held alongside The Fifth Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom. Registration for either conference will allow attendees to attend sessions in the other.
ACLL2015 Conference Theme: “Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning”
Educators face continually shifting demands from all directions: students, administrators, and society. With some of these demands, teachers and learners may feel greater isolation and pressure. These trends may be seen in the disaggregation of the university or in frequent testing of discrete outcomes for analysis and accountability purposes. In the face of these developments, it is more important than ever to reflect on learning as experience, and to bring theory, research, and craft to bear on creating those experiences.
Dewey wrote that, “the central problem of education based on experience is to select the kind of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in future experiences”. So, how does research in second language acquisition and teacher expertise tell us which experiences live on in communication? How do learning theories direct us to view the connections between experiences? And, how can application of technology both become normalized and create vivid experiences?
Finally, we need personal and professional integration. Coming together to share best practices in these twinned conferences is a chance to share and develop ways to better integrate our institutions, teachers, and most of all the experiences of the learners in a coherent practice of education.
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ACLL2015 Conference Chairs
Professor Ted O’Neill
ACLL2015 Conference Chair
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Ted O’Neill is an English Language Instructor based in Tokyo, Japan. He taught at J. F. Oberlin University, Japan from 2005-2011 where he also served as Coordinator for the Foundation English Program. In 2011, he took up a position as Associate Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan. He received an MA in ESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, USA. He is a past co-editor of The Language Teacher for the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and currently serves on the JALT National Board of Directors as Director of Public Relations. Ted joined the Apple Distinguished Educator Program in 2011.
Professor Steve Cornwell
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Language Learning
Osaka Women’s University, Japan
Steve Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University, and also teaches in the online portion of the MATESOL Programme for the New School in New York. He helped write and design several of the New School courses and has been involved with the program since its inception. He is involved with the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) (an affiliate of IAFOR) severing on its National Board of Directors (Director of Programme); his duties involve working with a volunteer team of 50+ to put on JALT’s annual, international conference each fall. Most recently, since 2012 he has been the Committee Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s Lifelong Learning Committee and is responsible for their evening extension Programme geared at alumni and community members. He is also the Vice-Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s English Education Committee which is responsible for suggesting policy regarding English Education and also responsible for developing material for the integrated curriculum.
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning is an editorially independent journal associated with ACLL. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.
IAFOR University & Institutional Partners
The International Academic Forum works with our partner institutions to encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research at this conference.
We work with senior administrators and professors to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. This global partnership alliance allows our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.