This conference begins with the notion that English is today used by about 1.5 billion people, less than a third of whom speak it as their first language. This minority-majority reversal has significantly impacted the grammatical characteristics of English, the demographics of the Anglophone population, the domains in which English is used, and attitudes towards the language, which has been described both as a venue for increased global communication and as a cultural and economic predator.
We invite proposals from individuals from both within and beyond our region that focus on (1) developing tech-driven language teaching and assessment and (2) technology for intercultural understanding and intercultural competence, for 30-minute presentations plus 10 minutes for questions. The submission deadline March 1st, 2020 and the proposal form can be found at https://swallt.org/.
This practical webinar considers the importance of pre-task planning in classroom speaking activities and looks at research evidence of how this can result in significantly increased fluency, complexity and grammatical accuracy. We will look at how a planning stage can be integrated into a speaking activity and along the way we will listen to and briefly assess a student undertaking a classroom speaking task. The session will be illustrated with material from Language Hub.
English is sometimes said to be unusually hard, with inconsistent spelling, difficult pronunciation, confusing phrasal verbs and other features frequently cited as reasons. It is also sometimes called unusually simple, lacking grammatical gender, declension of nouns, complicated conjugations and other problems for learners. I will talk about the way some of English's unusual properties emerged in history.
The conference aims at providing a platform for the discussion and dissemination of research and good practices in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) with a special focus on research insights, innovative ideas and hands-on techniques.
There are three key conference sub-themes:
The International Conference on Advance Research Studies in English Language, Literature, Feminism & Social Sciences 2019 to be organized by IMRF in collaboration with other International Bodies shall be one of the significant conferences in English Studies,Women Empowerment, Management, Law, and Social Sciences Community held in conjunction with the IMRF International Journals .