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Classroom-Oriented Research: Towards Effective Learning and Teaching
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The conference will be devoted to various aspects of classroom-oriented research, focusing in particular on the ways in which the results of such research can enhance the effectiveness of second language learning and teaching.

10/12/2015 to 10/14/2015
When: 10/12/2015
Where: Konin
Poland

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Institute of Modern Languages, State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, and Institute of English Studies, Faculty of Philology, University of Łódź, in collaboration with IATEFL Research SIG (http://resig.iatef.org) are happy to announce 6th International conference on classroom-oriented research: CLASSROOM-ORIENTED RESEARCH: TOWARDS EFFECTIVE LEARNING AND TEACHING in Konin on October 12th-14th, 2015.

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THEME
The conference will be devoted to various aspects of classroom-oriented research, focusing in particular on the ways in which the results of such research can enhance the effectiveness of second language learning and teaching. The event will provide a forum for disseminating latest research findings in this area, which is of pivotal importance to foreign and second language pedagogy, and it will be of relevance not only to academics, researchers, teacher educators or material writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practices.

PLENARY SPEAKERS
The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and deliver plenary talks:
    •    prof. Adriana Biedron (Pomeranian University in Slupsk)
    •    prof. Andrew Cohen (Emeritus, University of Minnesota)
    •    prof. Terry Lamb (University of Sheffield)
    •    prof. Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan)
    •    prof. Peter MacIntyre (Cape Breton University)
    •    prof. Rebecca Oxford (University of Maryland)
    •    prof. Elaine Tarone (University of Minnesota)

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference in the form of papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion), workshops (60 minutes) and posters which could, among other things, focus on the following areas:
    •    theoretical foundations of classroom-oriented research;
    •    teaching language skills and subsystems;
    •    developing intercultural competence in the language classroom;
    •    individual differences and language learning and teaching;
    •    learner autonomy and language learner strategies;
    •    classroom interaction and management;
    •    teachers’ knowledge and beliefs;
    •    teacher education;
    •    coursebooks and materials;
    •    new technologies in foreign language education;
    •    syllabus design;
    •    assessing second language knowledge;
    •    methodology of classroom-oriented research;
    •    disseminating the findings of classroom-oriented research.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Further information about the conference will be available in October 2015 and it can also be found on the website: https://sites.google.com/site/classroomresearch2015/. Queries regarding the event can be sent to classroomresearch2015@gmail.com or to Professor Miroslaw Pawlak, Head of the Organizing Committee (pawlakmi@amu.edu.pl).

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