2021/ The 30th International Symposium and Book Exhibit on English Language Teaching &
The 23rd International Conference and Workshop on TEFL & Applied Linguistics
ETA-ROC & Ming Chuan University
November 12-14, 2021
Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Positioning the Issue of Linguistic Power of English: EMI, English Immersion,
World Englishes, Internationalization in Higher Education, and Information Sharing and English as a Global Language
WELCOME TO OUR JOINT CONFERENCE!
English Teacher Association (ETA-ROC) entrusts Ming Chuan University with organizing and holding The 30th International Symposium and Book Exhibit on English Language Teaching, which is combined with The 23rd International Conference and Workshop on TEFL & Applied Linguistics, in order to provide a platform for scholars and researchers to share the fruits of their studies.
Primary School Teaching Issues. Our English language teaching in Taiwan and much of East Asia began at the primary school level over twenty years ago, yet classes may be limited to two hours per week. Is this enough for significant learning? What issues are of relevance to primary school teachers?
Secondary School Teaching Issues. One of the complaints of some teachers is that all students use the same materials and are expected to progress at the same rate, yet often students fall behind. Grouping classes by ability can be controversial. The secondary level is where most students get the bulk of their English training. How can we generate more efficient learning? What are the different issues that affect learning in junior high, senior high, and vocational schools?
Teacher Training. Considering various concerns at all levels of ELT, how can teacher educators help our pre-service and in-service teacher training address these issues?
Technology.Digital technologies and distance learning have now been in use for many years. While many schools have invested a lot of money in the hardware, have there been any positive results?
Research. There is a continuing need for research in traditional areas of English teaching and learning to suggest more effective ways to facilitate student learning including studies on methodology as well as research into related fields such as second language acquisition, psychology, and the rapidly-developing neurolinguistics to better inform teachers of how learning actually occurs.
Testing and Evaluation. Nowadays most universities require the passing of an established English test (GEPT, TOEFL, TOEIC, or others) at a certain level before graduation. Though controversial, this trend is set to stand. While these tests meet established standards, other tests have not been so rigorously scrutinized, yet we use them to determine students’ grades and ultimately their futures. What has been done or what can be done to make our everyday tests better? How can these issues be addressed effectively?
Bridging Theory and Praxis in ELT
Enhancing Professional Development of English Teachers
Improving Students’ Motivation
English as Lingua Franca
Strategies and Effects of English as Medium of Instruction throughout the Educational System
Globalization and International Education
Intercultural Communication Competence and Its Development
AI, Technology, and Their Presentation in Literature
Multi-Literacies and Trans-Languaging
The Influence of Technology on Translation
Digital Language Learning and Teaching: Implementation and Effectiveness
Language Education and Intercultural Communication
Learner Identity and L2 Learning
Comparative Literature and Culture Studies
The languages of the conference are English and Mandarin Chinese. Papers to be presented in Chinese must have titles and proposals submitted in Chinese. If a proposal is submitted in English, then the paper should be delivered in English.
Types of Presentation
Steps in Submitting a Proposal
(1) Prepare three copies of the abstract without your name or other identifying information. The abstract should be double-spaced (12 points), with one-inch margins, and fit on one sheet of A4 paper (about 200 words). (Abstracts written in Chinese or other languages should be typed on the computer and follow a similar format.) The title should appear on the first line and be limited to 10 words.
(2) Prepare one copy of the two-page Presentation Proposal Form (or two forms if there are two presenters, etc.). For Colloquia and Panel Discussions, send one form for EACH member of the panel, including the discussion leader/moderator.
(3) Submit the three copies of the abstract (without your name) and the two-page presentation data form (one for each presenter) by email before March 1, 2021 (deadline). NOTE: Abstracts sent by facsimile (FAX) will not be accepted.
Email submission should be sent to email@example.com
Presenters will be limited to a maximum of one individual presentation (paper or workshop) and one joint presentation per person.