CALL FOR PAPERS
2019/The 13th International Conference on English Education
April 27-28, 2019
Shih Chien University
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
English for Specific Purposes (ESP): Redefining English Learning
The advent of new technologies and the spreading of globalization have affected us economically and socially. They have changed not only the way we do business but the way we interact and communicate with each other. Today, English is the most widely spoken language across the globe. Undeniably, it provides access to many resources and helps us get ahead in so many ways, such as better opportunities to work or study abroad, and more confidence to travel and make friends. Therefore, teaching English as a subject is not enough to meet the need of the present and the future. There needs to be some changes in how we think about English language teaching and learning in the technology era.
This year’s conference theme – Redefining English Learning – aims to trigger discussion and exchange ideas about how to adjust to new challenges, how to reinvent teacher professional identity, and how to support learners of specific needs. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:
- New trends in English language teaching and learning
- Innovations in ELT
- ESP and EAP
- Needs analysis
- Genre or discourse analysis
- Computer-mediated communication (CMC) in ESP
- Language testing and assessment
- Syllabus design and materials development
- Language teacher education
- Other related disciplines of knowledge such as aviation, tourism/hospitality, business, journalism, technology, engineering, law/politics, medicine/nursing, linguistics, and literature
Types of Presentation:
1. Paper: Paper presentations are best suited for the presentation and discussion of empirical research, theory, and practice. Paper presentations should consist of a 20-minute talk, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. The abstract should include a statement of theory, research methodology, and findings.
2. Workshop: Workshops provide an opportunity for teaching demonstration. A workshop lasts for 45 minutes. The abstract should contain an introduction of the teaching activities, purpose of using these activities, and clear steps for practice. The audience will be invited to participate in the activities.
3. Panel Discussion: Panels are moderated sessions and have to focus on interactive discussion of current issues in English education. Each panel lasts for 90 minutes and includes a moderator and 2-3 panelists. The moderator needs to write the abstract explaining the central idea of the panel discussion and the schedule for each panelist. Each panelist, like the moderator, also needs to prepare a submission form and an abstract to explain his/her standpoint.
4. Poster Session: Poster presentations, about 30-60 minutes, with charts, graphs, illustrations, and summaries convey information quickly and effectively and allow for short, informal discussion between the presenter(s) and attendees, as attendees circulate within the poster-session area. Poster sessions serve as an important and interactive forum for sharing professional ideas and for receiving feedback. Poster exhibits are set up side-by-side within the session area during the hour before the session and dismantled within the hour afterward. No audiovisual equipment (e.g. no projectors or screens) will be provided.
Conference/Paper Language: All papers need to be written and presented in English.
Guidelines for Abstract Submission:
1. Abstract should be limited to 300 words in length.
2. Submission via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please put “Abstract for 2019 English Education Conference” as the subject).
The due date for abstract submission: December 31, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance: January 31, 2019
※ Contact Phone Number: 02-2538-1111 ext. 8311 AFL Secretary
※ For further information: http://www.afl.usc.edu.tw/zh_tw/ICEE