posted by Juergen Kurtz, Justus Liebig University (JLU) Giessen, Germany
The 53rd RELC international conference will be held at the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Singapore, March 12 to 14. The conference theme is “50 Years of English Language Teaching and Assessment – Reflections, Insights and Possibilities“. I really look forward to attending this conference because it seeks to provide opportunities for academics and practitioners to critically reflect upon and evaluate existing pedagogical principles and practices, and to envision a future that allows language educators to meet the needs of learners in an increasingly diverse world.
Main topic areas
– Exploring and responding to current and/or latest trends in ELTA
– Looking at or beyond intercultural competence
– Brain-based learning in second language acquisition
– Impact of globalization on language teaching and learning
– Research methodology in ELTA or Applied Linguistics
– Materials/curriculum development, selection, adaptation, and evaluation
– (Critical) Language testing/assessment
– Translanguaging and translingual practices
– Beyond native and non-native: 21st century teachers’ identities
– Role of technology in language education, change, and maintenance
– 21st century language teacher education
The list of invited keynote speakers is impressive. Check it out.