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The European Conference on Language Learning 2014

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The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university partners is proud to announce the Second European Conference on Language Learning, to be held from July 9-13, 2014, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton, in the United Kingdom.

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the UK, explore Brighton, London and the South-East of England, join a global academic community…

2014 Conference Theme: ”Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing”

The 2013 event was a great celebration of language learning and teaching with 300 registrants from over 40 countries sharing their ideas, research and experiences,  and we look forward to building on the conversations and partnerships that have developed over the past year.

What better place than an IAFOR conference to connect with like-minded teachers and researchers, to learn about current trends and cutting edge developments, and to grow as a teacher, as a researcher, as a member of the profession? ECLL 2014 is the place to hear about best practices as they are implemented in language classrooms around the world, and with IAFOR conferences regularly attracting participants from 40 countries, this year’s event promises to offer exceptional opportunities for networking, whether it is during sessions, over coffee during a break, or at the conference dinner.

As always, we invite language educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ECLL 2014 as we share what we are doing individually and as a community of teachers making our mark on society.

The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religion to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. By bringing together a number of university scholars working throughout Europe and beyond to share ideas, ECLL 2014 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

We look forward to seeing you in Brighton in 2014!

ECLL Conference Chairs

Professor Steve Cornwell

ECLL 2014 Conference Chair

M.A. (Wake Forest University), M.F.A. (Virginia Tech), M.A.T. (School for International Training) Ed.D. (Temple)
Professor, Department of International and English Interdisciplinary Studies, Osaka Women’s University, Japan
Director of Programs, & Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT)

Steve Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin College, and also teaches on the MA TESOL program for the New School at NYU. He holds an MFA from Virginia Tech, and an Ed.D. from Temple University.

Professor Cornwell is Director of Program for the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT), and a member of their National Board of Directors. He is also a former editor of the JALT journal. An American who has made Osaka his home, Professor Cornwell first became involved with IAFOR as a featured speaker at the first ACE conference in 2009, and has gradually become more involved in the organization, and in his capacity of Local Conference Chair, now assists in the logistical and administrative side of every event. He advises extensively on academic matters too, with particular responsibility for overseeing and developing the programmes of the ACLL/ACTC conference in Japan, and the ECLL/ECTC event in the UK.

Professor Marjo Mitsutomi

ECLL 2014 Conference Chair

B.A. (Anderson University), M.A., Ph.D. (Ball State University)
Executive Director of the Language Education Institute (LEI) at Osaka Gakuin University

Professor Mitsutomi is the founding Executive Director of the Language Education Institute (LEI) at Osaka Gakuin University. Prior to her current position at OGU, she was academic director of three language acquisition programs at Akita International University. For many years, Dr. Mitsutomi was on faculty at the University of Redlands in Southern California, where she taught in the School of Education graduate program, represented the entire university faculty as their elected president for academic governance, and served as director on the Orange County campus. A native of Finland, Dr. Mitsutomi holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, is fluent in three languages and conversational in another three, and has lived for more than a decade in each of three continents: Europe, North America, and Asia.

Dr. Mitsutomi has participated in several cross-disciplinary projects involving language development, planning and policy. She has consulted with the California Commission on Teacher Education and the United States Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). Her most notable contribution as a linguist was as co-author of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation English proficiency standards for pilots and air traffic controllers worldwide. Adopted by vote at the United Nations, it unites professionals of almost 200 nations for best practices in the use of a common language for a dedicated purpose: safety through communication.

IAFOR Global University & Institutional Alliance – Working Together

IAFOR works with our university partners to nurture and encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research. We work with senior administrators and professors in our partner institutions to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. The global partnership alliance means that our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. For a full list of university and institutional partners, click here.


journal_cover_language-250Publishing Opportunities: Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR journals associated with the conference. For more information about the IAFOR Journal of Language Learning and other journals, click here.

International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

The European Conference on Education is organized as part of a month long series of academic events in the UK organized by IAFOR. Those attending ECLL will have the opportunity of attending several other conferences held in parallel for no extra charge:

ECTC2014 – The Second European Conference on Technology in the Classroom

ECE2014 – The Second European Conference on Education

About the Event

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014 (All Day)
Venue: Thistle Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended to May 15, 2014
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2014
Streams: Alternative assessment, Anxiety & Motivation, Bilingualism, Blended learning, Constructivist approaches, Conversation analysis, Cross-Cultural Communication, Design, First language acquisition, Gaming and Simulation, Individual differences, Innovative language teaching and learning methodologies, Inter-group relations, Interactional competence, Knowledge management/LMS, Language education, Learner and teacher autonomy, Learning Environments, Learning Strategies, Learning third languages, Life long learning, Linguistics, Literacy, Methodology, Open Learning Initiative (OLI), Phonetics and Phonology, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Teacher training, Testing and evaluation, The good language learner, Translation and Interpretation, World Englishes

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