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Language Teaching in Multilingual Envirs 2010 : Language Teaching


When Sep 16, 2010 - Sep 18, 2010
Where University of Warsaw, Poland
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2010
Notification Due May 15, 2010
Categories    a. instruction, acquisition   resources, technology   assessment, evaluation   special education

Call For Papers

International conference
Language Teaching in Increasingly Multilingual Environments:
From Research to Practice

16-18 September 2010
University of Warsaw, Poland


We are pleased to announce an international conference "Language Teaching in Increasingly Multilingual Environments: From Research to Practice", which will take place in September 2010 at the scenic campus of the University of Warsaw.

The aim of the conference is to provide a multilingual, international platform for exploration and exchange of research findings, perspectives, and experience in language teaching and language development in multilingual environments. The event will bring together academics, researchers, teacher trainers, materials writers, practitioners, and students concerned with foreign/second language acquisition and instruction. Special emphasis will be given to empirical research which can inform foreign language teaching practice. The event will combine plenary addresses, roundtable discussions, paper sessions in thematic strands, and a poster session.


Prof. Romuald Gozdawa-Gołębiowski
Prof. Ulrike Jessner
Prof. Kurt Kohn
Prof. Jo Lewkowicz
Prof. Ahmar Mahboob
Prof. Bogusław Marek
Prof. Pauline Rea-Dickins
Robin Walker

A roundtable discussion will be chaired by Prof. Hanna Komorowska.


English, Polish, French, Russian


Old University Library
University of Warsaw central campus
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
Warsaw, Poland

The University of Warsaw, est. 1816, is the largest university in Poland, with nearly 60,000 students from all corners of the globe. Its main campus is located in the heart of the metropolis hailed a 'World Class City' by the 'Lonely Planet' guides. The conference venue – the recently refurbished Old Library – lies is in the centre of the scenic university grounds among several historic palaces. The participants will also be able to experience the world-famous traditional Polish cuisine.

The organising and scientific committees have now completed the evaluation of abstracts submitted following the first CfP. Submissions were double-blind peer-reviewed and evaluated on the basis of relevance, originality, scientific significance and practical merit. We have accepted 86 abstracts from Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Macao, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam, and are looking forward to what is sure to be an exciting and remarkable, truly multicultural and multilingual event.


There are still a few presentation slots available. Proposals are invited for high-quality, original 20-minute oral presentations and posters that broadly fall within the following themes and topics:
A. language instruction, acquisition and learning, including CLIL, bilingual education, and TLA;
B. resources and technology, including native- and non-native corpus-based materials;
C. language assessment and program evaluation;
D. special education, including sign language and teaching students with a visual impairment.


Please send two copies of an abstract of no more than 300 words (excluding references), in .rtf format, as e-mail attachments to Michal.Paradowski[-AT-] by April 30, 2010. The e-mail should use the subject header "LTIME submission", your last name, the language of your submission, the letter of your chosen thematic strand, and whether you intend to present a paper or poster, e.g.:
LTIME submission Smith French C paper
while the body of the message ought to include the following information:
(a) Title of the submission
(b) Name(s) and affiliation of the author(s); please CAPITALISE your surname;
(c) First author's e-mail and postal address;
(d) The chosen thematic strand under which you would like your submission to appear;
(e) The language of the submission (English, Polish, French, German, Russian);
(f) Type of presentation intended: please indicate whether your proposal is to be considered for a paper or poster;
(g) Equipment needs.

One copy of the abstract, in a file "yoursurname_named.rtf" (e.g. "Smith_named.rtf") should include the author's name and affiliation written under the title; the other copy, in a file "yoursurname_anonym.rtf" (e.g. "Smith_anonym.rtf"), must be headed only by the title of the paper, refrain from self-reference, and mention neither the presenter(s) nor their affiliations or addresses.

Please include the word count at the bottom of the page; submissions exceeding the word limit will automatically be rejected without review.

Submitters should receive a confirmation of receipt of the abstract within 7 days of despatch.


Authors of papers accepted for presentation will be invited to submit their papers for publication in an edited stand-alone volume with an international publisher. Papers will be subjected to refereeing.


Abstract submission deadline for individual papers and posters: April 30, 2010.
Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 31, 2010.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!


Dr Elżbieta Gajek
Prof. Jo Lewkowicz
Dr Michał B. Paradowski


dr Michał B. Paradowski
Institute of Applied Linguistics,
University of Warsaw
ul. Browarna 8/10
PL-00-311 Warsaw, Poland
Office phone: +48 22 5520988

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